This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards and to assess occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in the workplace.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - culturally appropriate communication skills to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse - abilities across all levels of an organisation; - information management skills to evaluate OHS data; - interpersonal skills to establish rapport and to build networks with a range of internal and external stakeholders; - organisational and time management skills to sequence tasks and meet timelines; - research and data analysis skills to evaluate interactions between employees, their activities, equipment, environment and work systems, and; - technology skills to access internal and external OHS data. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic principles of incident causation and injury processes; - legislative requirements; - organisational culture as it impacts on the workgroup; - organisational policies and procedures for managing OHS; - organisational work processes for managing OHS; - appropriate data collection methods for OHS issues; - concepts of risks, factors that affect risk and difference between a hazard and a risk; - internal and external sources for OHS information and data; - principles and practices of systematic approaches to managing OHS; - principles, tools and techniques to identify and control workplace hazards and to manage risks in the OHS context; - relevant state/territory and commonwealth OHS legislation, codes of practice and standards; - roles and responsibilities of personnel as specified in relevant OHS legislation, and; - sources of OHS data.

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