This course provides individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in occupational health and safety (OHS) and the necessary credentials to become a Chartered Occupational Health and Safety Professional. The program is divided into twelve advanced modules, each of which will cover a specific area of OHS. Through these modules, participants will learn the principles of OHS, techniques for managing risks, and the legal requirements for safe workplaces.
Comprehensive curriculum covering risk assessment, safety program development, regulatory compliance, ethical leadership in health and safety, global perspectives, and occupational health and safety governance. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded the Chartered Occupational Health and Safety Professional credential.
Module 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
This module will provide an introduction to OHS, including the principles of health and safety management, the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees, and the legal requirements for safe workplaces.
Module 2: Risk Management
This module will cover the principles of risk management, including the identification, assessment, and control of hazards in the workplace.
Module 3: Safety Planning
This module will focus on the development and implementation of safety plans, including the selection of suitable safety measures, and the monitoring and evaluation of safety systems.
Module 4: Training and Guidance
This module will cover the provision of safety training and guidance to staff, and the management of safety-related behaviour in the workplace.
Module 5: Policies and Procedures
This module will examine the development and implementation of safety policies and procedures, and the use of safety signs and symbols in the workplace.
Module 6: Incident Investigation
This module will teach participants how to investigate and report on any OHS incidents that occur in the workplace.
Module 7: Reporting on OHS Matters
This module will focus on the preparation and presentation of reports on OHS matters, and the use of statistical data to monitor safety performance.
Module 8: Ergonomics
This module will cover the principles of ergonomics, including the design of workplaces, tools, and equipment to reduce the risk of injury or ill health.
Module 9: Health and Wellbeing
This module will examine the promotion of health and wellbeing in the workplace, including the management of stress, fatigue, and other health-related issues.
Module 10: Emergency Planning
This module will focus on the development and implementation of emergency plans, and the provision of first aid in the workplace.
Module 11: Environmental Management
This module will cover the principles of environmental management, including the identification and control of environmental hazards in the workplace.
Module 12: Professional Practice
This module will provide guidance on professional practice for OHS professionals, including the ethical behaviour, and the maintenance of professional standards.
The course materials for the Chartered Occupational Health and Safety Professional course will include textbooks, handouts, worksheets, and case studies. Participants will also be expected to undertake independent research and reading. Assessment Participants will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of each module, and their ability to apply this knowledge to OHS practice. Assessment will include written assignments, practical exercises, and a final examination.
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