Course Title: Work Hazards and their Control

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Work Hazards and their Control

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1358

City Campus

Postgraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015

PUBH1358

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1358

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Ruth Huang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9660

Course Coordinator Email: ruth.huang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.24

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Thursday 2-4 pm


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of physical and chemical hazards found in the workplace and how they cause injury, ill health or fatalities.

You will use the risk management and professional practice models to recognise chemical and physical hazards, evaluate risk for fatality, injury or ill health arising from these, develop and implement appropriate risk controls and assess their effectiveness, while communicating with stakeholders.

You will use instrumentation to measure workplace contaminants and hazards

Safe systems of work and legal requirements related to these hazards are explored.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex occupational health and safety theory, principles and best practice to applied projects to contribute to the profession and discipline of occupational health and safety  
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on developments in occupational health and safety in both local and international contexts to extend and challenge knowledge and effective practice  



Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Manage chemical and physical hazards in the workplace by using a systematic approach to their identification, risk evaluation and control
  2. Apply knowledge of legislation, standards and codes relevant to chemical and physical hazards in day-to-day activities
  3. Collect, analyse and use relevant literature and workplace data on hazards in a systematic way with appropriate attention to ethical, legal and confidentiality constraints
  4. Develop, implement, evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of hazard prevention programs for the workplace
  5. Consult and communicate in a manner which recognises and makes appropriate use of the industrial framework and social context of the workplace
  6. Utilise practical knowledge and measurement and analytical skills to investigate and develop controls or solutions for chemical and physical hazards within an organisation.



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion,individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  Assessment consists of:

Task 1: Individual work: Written assignment to assess students’ understanding of each teaching topic. 15% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO6. 

Task 2: Individual work: Technical Report covering the detailed analysis of a significant hazard in an organisation. 25% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6.

Task 3: Individual work: Research and written report in a case study from one of two topics: Asbestos or Noise. 25% weighting. CLO3, CLO5. 

Task 4: Group work: Describes the hazards, risks and controls for each phase of the process with written report and presentation. 35% weighting. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

Equitable Learning Services 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.