Occupational Safety

Course code OHSE2730Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course is only offered externally in Singapore.
Considers the fundamental principles and practice of chemical, fire and explosion, electrical, machinery and construction safety, with reference to Singapore OHS legislation.

Available in 2014

UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the physical, electrical and chemical hazards in a wide range of working environments;
2. Clearly explain the potential consequences of each hazard;
3. Adopt a hierarchical approach to developing strategies to eliminate hazards or minimize risk in each work situation;
4. Prepare clear instructions and reports;
5. Identify relevant sections of OHS legislation and assess if legal requirements are satisfied.
ContentIn each unit of study, students will review relevant physical and chemical principles, both qualitatively and quantitatively; apply them to a range of industrial situations that could result in physical injury and/or environmental damage; and make recommendations for safety management procedures, which conform to legislative requirements.
Study Units
- Construction safety;
- Machinery and plant safety;
- Electrical safety;
- Chemical safety;
- Fire and explosion safety;
- Radiation safety.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Field Study
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal2 hour examination - meets objectives 1,2,3 & 5

Worksite assessment report - meets objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Worksite assessment report - meets objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Contact HoursLecture: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for OHSE2730