Learning Guide Occupational Health and Safety

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Occupational Health and Safety
Practitioner
Learning Guide
UNIT BSBOHS507B —
FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF
PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
TO CONTROL OHS RISK
January 2008
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BSBOHS507B – FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TO CONTROL OHS RISK ISBN X-XXXXXX-XX-X (web version)
ISBN X-XXXXXX-XX-X (paperback)
Published by WorkSafe,
Department of Consumer and
Employment Protection,
PO Box 294, WEST PERTH WA 6872.
Tel: Toll Free 1300 307 877.
Email: institute@worksafe.wa.gov.au
Author: Geoff Taylor, assisted by Chris Taylor,
Work Safety and Health Associates, 18 Parklands Sq, Riverton WA 6148 Australia. ®
www.worksafe.wa.gov.au/institute
The SafetyLine Institute material has been prepared
and published as part of Western Australia’s
contribution to the National Occupational Health and
Safety Skills Development Action Plan.
© 2008 State of Western Australia. All rights reserved.
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BSBOHS507B – FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TO CONTROL OHS RISK Contents
OVERVIEW.....................................................................................................................1 Assessment ...........................................................................................................2 Required readings and resources..........................................................................3 Further information.................................................................................................3 Your feedback........................................................................................................4 Glossary of terms...................................................................................................4 INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................................6 Element 1: IDENTIFY THE POTENTIAL FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS ON HEALTH....11 1.1 Access external Sources of Information and Data .........................................12 1.2 Review workplace sources of information and data to assist in identifying agents ..................................................................................................................17 1.3 Consider the role of individual difference in susceptibility..............................19 1.4 Identify situations where health professionals may be required.....................20 Case Study 1 .......................................................................................................22 Activity 1...............................................................................................................24 Element 2: IDENTIFY THE POTENTIAL FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS ON HEALTH....25 2.1 Analyse job characteristics and work to identify situations with a potential for harm.....................................................................................................................26 2.2 Access workplace information and data to help identify situations with potential for harm .................................................................................................29 Case Study 2 .......................................................................................................33 Activity 2...............................................................................................................35 Element 3: FACILITATE THE CONTROL OF RISKS TO HEALTH IN THE

WORKPLACE ...............................................................................................................36 3.1 Apply the hierarchy of control.........................................................................36 3.2 Examine policies, procedures and schedules to minimise potential for harm39 3.3 Examine...
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