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OHS101S/101/0/2012

Tutorial letter 101/0/2012
Occupational Health and Safety Law (OHS101S) Year module

Department of Mercantile Law

This tutorial letter contains important information about your module.

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CONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Introduction and welcome .............................................................................................. 3 Purpose and outcomes of the module ........................................................................... 4 Lecturer and contact detail ............................................................................................. 6 Module related resources............................................................................................... 7 Student support services for the module ....................................................................... 9 Module specific study plan ........................................................................................... 11 Assessments ................................................................................................................ 10 Frequently asked questions ......................................................................................... 12 Assignments ................................................................................................................. 14

Please note / important note:

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OHS101S/101 1. Introduction and welcome We are pleased to welcome you to this module and hope that you will find it both interesting and rewarding. We shall do our best to make your study of this module successful. You will be well on your way to success if you start studying early in the year and resolve to do the assignments properly. You will receive a number of tutorial letters during the year. A tutorial letter is our way of communicating with you about teaching, learning and assessment. Tutorial Letter 101 contains important information about the scheme of work, resources and assignments for this module. We urge you to read it carefully and to keep it at hand when working through the study material, preparing the assignments, preparing for the examination and addressing questions to your lecturers. Please read Tutorial Letter 301 in combination with Tutorial Letter 101 as it gives you an idea of generally important information when studying at a distance and within a particular College. In Tutorial Letter 101, you will find the assignments and assessment criteria as well as instructions on the preparation and submission of the assignments. This tutorial letter also provides all the information you need with regard to the prescribed study material and other resources and how to obtain it. Please study this information carefully and make sure that you obtain the prescribed material as soon as possible. We have also included certain general and administrative information about this module. Please study this section of the tutorial letter carefully. Right from the start we would like to point out that you must read all the tutorial letters you receive during the semester immediately and carefully, as they always contain important and, sometimes, urgent information.

We hope that you will enjoy this module and wish you all the best!

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2. Purpose and outcomes of the module Unisa's tuition rationale is directed at facilitating mature, responsible learning with a view to the acquisition of sound knowledge and the ability to apply and develop knowledge and competencies in the workplace and other contexts. The purpose of this module is for students to gain introductory knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in occupational health and safety law and selected aspects of legislation relating to occupational health and safety, compensation for occupational injuries and diseases, health and safety on the mines, and unemployment insurance. A range of tasks in study guides or tutorial letters, assignments, and examinations...
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