RMIT University

Course Title: Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5505C

Course Title: Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5239 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact : Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the application of principles of occupational health and implement strategies to control occupational health and safety (OHS) risk. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS507B Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

Element:

1. Identify the potential for adverse effects on health from agents in the workplace

2. Identify the potential for adverse effects on health related to the interaction of the work environment, work systems and people

3. Facilitate the control of risks to health in the workplace

4. Participate in the development of strategies to communicate occupational health information and data

5. Monitor and facilitate occupational health education and training

6. Review and evaluate the occupational health program

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Access external sources of information and data to assist in identifying agents in the workplace with a potential to adversely affect health
1.2
Review workplace sources of information and data to access information to assist in identifying agents in the workplace with a potential to adversely affect health
1.3
Consider the role of individual difference in susceptibility to occupational disease or injury in identifying adverse effects on health
1.4
Identify situations where health professionals may be required
2.1
Apply knowledge of sources of occupational disease and injury to analyse job characteristics, nature of work and the context of work to help identify situations with potential for physical or psychological harm to employees
2.2
Access workplace and internal sources of information and data, taking account of privacy requirements, to assist in identifying situations with a potential for physical or psychological harm to employees
3.1
Apply the hierarchy of control to control risks to occupational health
3.2
Examine workplace policies, procedures and schedules to minimise situations with a potential to cause physical or psychological harm to employees
3.3
Examine organisational communication processes to maximise clarity of roles and employee involvement in these processes
4.1
Research and identify characteristics of target groups
4.2
Interpret and discuss health effects with stakeholders that may result from work and the working environment
4.3
Implement communication strategies in accordance with legal and ethical requirements
4.4
Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of health communication processes
6.1
Evaluate outcomes and document the overall impact of occupational health education programs through an evaluation plan
6.2
Evaluate and document the overall impact of the occupational health program
6.3
Make recommendations for future programs as a result of the evaluation
5.1
Identify the need for health information and data, and training in consultation with workplace stakeholders
5.2
Identify personnel including health professionals and resources to deliver occupational health training
5.3
Identify and allocate roles and responsibilities for the delivery of training
5.4
Provide health information and data, and education to managers and workers in a manner that facilitates understanding and uptake
5.5
Apply training, evaluation and monitoring processes
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups. Participants are required read the course notes and any information provided on the "myRMIT Studies"  . Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.
The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities


Teaching Schedule

The delivery design of this course allows this module to be delivered as face to face for one day followed by ongoing support online@RMIT using "myRMIT Studies" .


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Archer, R & Borthwick, K 2005, OH&S: A management guide, 2nd Ed, Cengage Learning, Victoria


References


Other Resources

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites myRMIT Studies  The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities


Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

A major assignment - 100% of total mark
You are required to develop a Corporate Plant Safety Management System.
The above assessment task will assess the following units:
• BSBOHS505B Manage hazards in the work environment
• BSBOHS506B Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant
• BSBOHS507B Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.


Assessment Matrix

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