SSEH5688 Introduction to Work Health and Safety
- 6 points
|Not available in 2019||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers work contexts; legal aspects 1—work health and safety law; legal aspects 2—injury prevention and injury management; management systems—general; safety management systems; accident causation models and accident investigation; critical incident management; work health and safety (WHS) professional conduct; and corporate/social responsibility.
- Students are able to (1) understand and apply knowledge related to WHS laws as they apply in various work contexts; (2) understand and apply knowledge related to general risk management and safety management systems; (3) be exposed to various accident causation models and accident investigation techniques; (4) understand and apply knowledge related to critical incident management; and (5) gain knowledge related to professional and ethical conduct and corporate/social responsibility in a WHS environment.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a two-hour final examination; (2) written assignments; and (3) incident investigation case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Ackland (SSEH) and Professor Allan McKinley (CHEM)
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330)
Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
- Contact hours
- lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.