Risk Assessment & Management

Course code OHSE3740Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course is only offered externally in Singapore.
Develops knowledge and skills in risk assessment and management, as required for effective occupational health, safety & environment practice. It includes the application of adult learning principles to the development of EOHS training; accident theories in the analysis of accident causation; accident investigation techniques; inspections and audits, and practical approaches to risk assessment and risk management, including disaster and emergency planning.

Available in 2015

UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain procedures involved in job task analysis;
2. Examine features of risk management systems;
3. Utilise accident theory as an investigative tool in accident causation;
4. Examine various approaches to safety auditing, to be able to make appropriate choices;
5. Use a case study approach to accident investigation and reporting.
Content- Task Analysis and Teaching Objectives
Collection and organisation of materials; education and training strategies for different levels of the workforce.
- Accident Theory
Definitions of an accident; theories of accident causation; accident prevention.
- Accident Investigation and Reporting
Statutory requirements; accident reporting systems and accident data collection; investigation techniques.
- Accident Statistics
Frequency rate, incidence rate, severity rate, mean duration rate, duration rate; monitoring accident rates.
- Safety Inspection Procedures
Objectives of safety inspection; safety audits, surveys, inspections, tours; hazard and operability studies.
- Disaster Planning
Theoretical approaches; the emergency situation and responses; emergency/disaster control agencies; worksite considerations - evaluations, treatment, access, public awareness, shutdown procedures.
- Risk Management Systems.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 - Risk Management
This assignment is designed to assess the student's application of risk management principles and practice to the development of a risk management strategy for industry. Meets objectives 1,2,3 & 4
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - Accident Causation
This assignment is designed to test the student's ability to analyse effectively accident data, for accident investigation or accident frequency monitoring. Meets objectives 3 & 5
Examination: FormalExamination (2 hours)
The examination will use short essay questions to assess the student's knowledge of accident theory, statistics and analysis and understanding of approaches to risk assessment and management. Meets objectives 1,2,3,4 & 5
Contact HoursLecture: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OHSE3740