1. Introduction to Health and Safety Management: An overview of occupational health and safety principles, legal frameworks, and key responsibilities of health and safety professionals.
2. Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification: Techniques for identifying workplace hazards, conducting risk assessments, and implementing control measures to minimize risks and ensure a safe working environment.
3. Safety Regulations and Compliance: An examination of relevant health and safety regulations, standards, and best practices. Students will learn how to interpret and apply these regulations to ensure compliance within their organizations.
4. Safety Policies and Procedures: Developing effective safety policies and procedures that align with organizational objectives and promote a positive safety culture.
5. Occupational Health and Hygiene: An exploration of occupational health issues, including exposure to hazardous substances, workplace ergonomics, noise control, and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
6. Incident Investigation and Emergency Response: Techniques for investigating workplace incidents, identifying root causes, and implementing corrective actions. Students will also learn emergency response protocols to effectively manage and mitigate potential emergencies.
7. Safety Training and Communication: Strategies for designing and delivering effective safety training programs, as well as developing communication plans to ensure effective dissemination of safety information to employees.
8. Safety Auditing and Performance Measurement: Conducting safety audits to evaluate the effectiveness of safety programs, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing performance measurement systems to track safety performance indicators.
9. Safety Management Systems: Understanding the components of a safety management system and how to develop, implement, and continuously improve these systems to ensure ongoing safety excellence.
10. Professional Ethics and Legal Considerations: Exploring ethical issues in health and safety management, professional responsibilities, and legal considerations in managing occupational health and safety.
11. Workplace Incident and Crisis Management: Strategies for managing workplace incidents, including crisis response, communication, and the development of business continuity plans.
12. Applied Project in Health and Safety Management: A practical project that allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to a real-world health and safety management scenario, demonstrating their ability to effectively manage workplace safety.
Note: The specific units and their order may vary depending on the institution offering the course.