|Short Description:||Risk Mitigation, WH&S|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||061301 - Occupational Health and Safety|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
This course is an important one for future or current managers, business owners and employees generally. Students will learn about the work related risks to individuals and organisations that can arise as a result of not giving sufficient attention to the risks to human health and safety and the environment in which the business operates. This learning includes exploring the links between work health and safety and environmental threats, along with models of accident and incident causation. Central to the course is the concept and application of mitigating risk via risk management and risk management systems, using principles contained in international standards as well as practical methods used in business and government. The legal perspective of the course orientates students to the relevant legal responsibilities of managers and organisations. The course also provides time for students to address matters surrounding bullying, other examples of threats to human and environmental health, and worker rehabilitation. Students will examine the benefits to organisations when all these processes are managed correctly.