BUSN3033 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment 2 Portfolio of Exercises (30%) (20% written component, 10% workshop discussion) Final Date due: Sunday, 19 October 2018 Learning objectives: To demonstrate understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of managing workplace health and safety To demonstrate an understanding of risk management principles (including statistical monitoring) To be able to interpret OHS regulations that apply in South Australia To become familiar with sources and uses of OHS data Task: Working individually, you are required to compile a portfolio (a file) providing responses to the following list of exercises. Typically, each exercise requires you to visit a website related to workplace health and safety to gather information and perform some analysis. Although the hand-in date is towards the end of the semester, these portfolio exercises are going to be discussed in particular week workshop, so you should come to workshop prepared and side by side compile your assignment of portfolio exercises. Broken links: Each weblink has been tested at the time of writing; however, they do sometimes break down. If that should happen, please notify me and I will try to fix the problem. Word count: This may vary between exercises, however on average, no more than one A4 side is expected (for a 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing) (approximately no more than 350 words for each exercise) Assessment criteria: your portfolio will be assessed according to completeness, the quality of your responses and evidence that you have met the learning objectives, and the quality of presentation (structure, style, spelling, grammar, and referencing). List of exercises: EXERCISE 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT WORK (will be discussed in week 2 workshop) What is a healthy workplace? List two benefits of a healthy worker. Provide an example of a health and wellness initiative at work https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/health-and-wellbeing-at-work/health- and-wellbeing/health-and-wellbeing-articles additional material: http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/283782/BetterWork_Ageing_WorkforceT.pdf http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/active-living/get-active/Pages/Workplace-wellness.aspx http://www.pwc.com.au/industry/healthcare/assets/Workplace-Wellness-Sep10.pdf http://www.cdc.gov/features/workingwellness/ EXERCISE 2: WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION, South Australia (will be discussed in week 3 workshop) Follow the link given below for Work Health and Safety Act 2012 of South Australia: https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/WORK%20HEALTH%20AND%20SAFETY%20ACT%202012/CURRENT/2012.40.AUTH.PDF Identify the powers of Health and Safety Representatives in the Act. EXERCISE 3: CONSULTATION (will be discussed in week 4 workshop) Visit the website of SafeWorkSA and select the code of practice Work health safety consultation, cooperation and coordination http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/CoPWorkHealthSafetyConsultationCooperationC oordination.pdf When is consultation required with workers? What is effective consultation? Provide two examples of how consultation can occur EXERCISE 4: CONDUCTING SAFETY VISITS (will be discussed in week 5 workshop) Read the article Management walk-arounds: Lessons from Gulf of Mexico Oil Well Blowout by Andrew Hopkin. The article is on FLO it is a PDF. After reading the article answer the following question: What are some key learnings for managers who conduct safety visits? EXERCISE 5: PSYCHOSOCIAL HAZARDS (will be discussed in week 6 workshop) Identify four psychosocial workplace hazards.Using the example of a retail environment, prepare a risk matrix according to impact and likelihood of each hazard. Please provide at least one reason when categorising a hazard as high or low risk. Reference http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/RiskAssessmentMatrix.pdf Related links: http://www.comcare.gov.au/preventing/hazards/psychosocial_hazards http://www.psycare.com.au/main/images/resources/hazardprofiles.pdf http://www.ohsbok.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/19-Hazard-Psychosocial.pdf EXERCISE 6: BENCHMARKING INDUSTRY DATA (will be discussed in week 10 workshop) Visit the website of SafeWork Australia: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/statistics/ltifr/pages/lost-time-injury-frequency- rates How is the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LITFR) measured? How can employers use information about LITFR to benchmark their OHS performance? What are the best and worst performing industries in terms of LITFR? Why? EXERCISE 7: REHABILITATION AND RETURN TO WORK (will be discussed in week 11 workshop) Please visit the workcover website and look at their guidelines on Rehabilitation and Return to Work: www.workcover.com/documents.ashx?id=1638&type=pdf What are the roles and responsibilities of Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators? What kind of training do these coordinators need to be effective in their roles? EXERCISE 8: PRINCIPLES OF SAFE DESIGN (will be discussed in week 12 workshop) Visit the following website and look at Safework Australias Guidance on the Principles of Safe Design: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/WhatWeDo/Publications/Pages/GM2006PrinciplesOfSafeDesign.aspx Think of an example from your own workplace, college, or home of a product or aspect of building construction that exhibits some risk. Referring to the principles of safe design, describe how this risk might have been introduced and how it might be eliminated.
Working individually, you are required
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