CQUniversity Unit Profile
OCHS11025 Term 3 - 2020
Health and Safety Risk Management
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General Information

Overview

This foundation unit introduces you to the principles of risk management and their application within a health and safety context. You will be able to define the terms utilised in the broader principles of risk management and learn to identify, prioritise and manage hazards according to their risk in a variety of environments.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2020

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation Survey

Feedback

Students enjoy learning about the risk concepts through case studies of real world events.

Recommendation

Continue to show how the risk concepts apply in the real world. I recommend the continued use of case studies as they enhance student learning.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation Survey

Feedback

Open topic (pop-up) tutorials held a week before the assessment items are due allowed students to ask questions that helped to refine their submissions.

Recommendation

Continue to provide students the opportunity to ask questions about their assessments about one week before the submission date.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation Survey

Feedback

Students enjoyed developing the annotated bibliography with their classmates

Recommendation

Continue to scaffold teamwork in the form of group work activities where the contribution of others does not impact any student's individual grade.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Define terms utilised in risk management.
  2. Recognise and apply the principles of risk management in a health and safety context.
  3. Identify and prioritise hazards according to their risk in a variety of settings.
  4. Apply the hierarchy of control in recommending appropriate interventions to control risk.
  5. Demonstrate diverse and critical thinking in risk management decision making.
  6. Differentiate between compliance-based and evidence-based practice.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Portfolio - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Portfolio - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Aldo Raineri Unit Coordinator
a.raineri@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Exploring risk

Chapter

Chapter 31: Risk (OHS Body of Knowledge)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Introduce yourself in the Arrivals Lounge.

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Risk concepts    

Chapter

Section 3: Terms & definitions (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Download and print AS ISO 31000:2018.


Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Risk context

Chapter

Sections 5.4 & 6.3 (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Zzzs in Zeebrugge (Casey, 1998)


Quiz 1 due Monday 30th N0vember 2020 10:59 am AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Risk assessment (identification)

Chapter

Section 6.4.2: Risk identification (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Chapter 15: Hazard  (OHS Body of Knowledge)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: In Search of the Lost Cord (Casey, 1998)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 07 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 14 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Risk assessment (analysis)    

Chapter

Section 6.4.3: Risk Analysis (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: The Peppermint Twist (Casey, 1998)


Annotated Bibliographies due Monday 21st December 2020 10:00 am AEST

Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Risk assessment (evaluation)

Chapter

Sections 6.3.4 Risk criteria & 6.4.4: Risk evaluation (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Set Phasers on Stun (Casey, 1998)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 28 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 04 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Risk control

Chapter

Chapter 34: Control Prevention (OHS Body of Knowledge)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Silent Warning (Casey, 1998)

Week 8 Begin Date: 11 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Risk control (treatment)

Chapter

How to Manage WHS Risks Code of Practice

Section 6.5: Risk treatment (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Genie in the Bottle (Casey 1998)


Case Study Analysis due Monday 18th January 2021 10:00 am AEST

Week 9 Begin Date: 18 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Risk review

Chapter

Sections 5.7 & 6.6: Review (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Rental Car (Casey 1998)

Week 10 Begin Date: 25 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Risk communication

Chapter

Sections 5.4.5, 6.2 & 6.7 (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Never Cry Wolf (Casey 1998)

Week 11 Begin Date: 01 Feb 2021

Module/Topic

Risk decision-making

Chapter

Chapter 3: Key theories that underpin risk management (Pikarz, Jenkins & Mills 2015)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tip: Chapter 3 has information on the quiz.


Week 12 Begin Date: 08 Feb 2021

Module/Topic

Risk management process

Chapter

Section 6: Process (AS ISO 31000:2018)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 due Monday 15th February 2021 10:00 am AEST

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Feb 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Job Safety Analysis Due: Exam Week Monday (15 Feb 2021) 10:00 am AEST
Term Specific Information

Reading resources are located in the eReading List on the Unit Moodle Site.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Quizzes

Task Description

The purpose of this assessment item is to assess your ability to define and critically think about the terms and principles of health and safety risk management, including compliance and evidence-based practice. Your task is to complete two quizzes by the nominated due date in Weeks 3 and 12. Information about the quizzes are as follows:

  • The first quiz is available from the beginning of term
  • The second quiz is available from Monday of week 6
  • You have 1 hour to complete each quiz 
  • There are 20 questions to be completed for each quiz
  • You have two chances to take the quiz
  • If you take the quiz twice, you will receive the highest mark
  • These are open book quizzes, so have your resources handy
  • Read the instructions carefully as question instructions differ
  • You will receive your grade when you submit the quiz
  • Feedback on the quiz is released when the quiz closes


Number of Quizzes

2


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Quiz 1 is due Monday 30th November 2020 10:am AEST. Quiz 2 is due Monday 15th February 2021 10:am AEST.


Return Date to Students

You will receive your grade when you finish the quiz. Feedback is available after the quiz has closed.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Quiz 1 questions are drawn from the unit material presented in weeks 1 and 2. Topics assessed include: risk concepts and their definitions. (10 marks)


Quiz 2 questions are drawn from the unit material presented in weeks 10 and 11. Topics assessed include: risk communication and consultation, and risk decision-making. (10 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Define terms utilised in risk management.
  • Differentiate between compliance-based and evidence-based practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Case Studies

Task Description

The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for you to develop various academic skills and to synthesise theory by applying risk concepts to real world situations. This portfolio encompasses the development of:

  1. Four annotated bibliographies
  2. One case study analysis

Annotated Bibliographies

Evidence-informed practice is extremely important for making sound decisions that contribute to safer outcomes. One way to gather evidence into one place is by developing an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a set of individual annotations that together provide a brief overview of available research on that topic. A single annotation is a short paragraph that comments on the source cited. Your four individual annotations will contribute to the development of four larger annotated bibliographies that you and your class mates will use later to help you analyse your chosen case study. Underpinning skills being developed include: 1) how to find reputable sources, 2) how to write in an academic setting, and 3) how to acknowledge sources appropriately (i.e. referencing).


Your task is to find at least one reputable source for each of the four case studies set for this assignment listed in Moodle. You are to write a short paragraph (50 - 70 words) about how that source enhances understanding of the case study. To know what is important, it can be helpful to review the requirements for the case study analysis. Each annotation must be unique within the bibliography, unless you offer a new reason for how the source contributes to the analysis of the case study. A wiki page for each case study has been established in Moodle that the entire class can access to populate the annotated bibliographies. You can add as many annotations as you like. However, only four (those you submit for assessment) will be graded. Instructions on how to edit the wiki page will be provided in Moodle. The annotations are to contain the following:

  • The citation information (Provide the complete reference in CQUni Harvard Referencing Style)
  • A short summary about the contents of the article and an explanation for why this source contributes to enhanced understanding of the case study.
  • Your name. For this assignment, please include your first and last names to ensure accurate ownership of the annotation.

Submit one annotation for each case study by the due date.


Case Study Analysis

Your task is to select one of the four case studies set for risk analysis. You are required to analyse the case study and support your argument with reputable sources. However, you can only use sources contained within the annotated bibliography. You are required to do the following:

  • Identify the main person/s at health and safety risk (usually the person/s who got hurt)
  • Describe the source of risk (i.e. the situation in which the person/s became exposed to damaging energy)
  • Describe the damaging nature of that energy
  • Describe the consequences of being exposed to this energy
  • Explain how one contextual factor created a system vulnerability and risk
  • Write in academic style (i.e. third person, accurate spelling and grammar, with complete sentences in paragraph format).
  • Support your analysis with evidence (i.e. cite reputable sources that informed the analysis)
  • Include a reference list (i.e. accurately acknowledge sources cited using the CQUni Harvard Referencing Style Guide that is located in the Unit Profile)
  • Within the word limit: 250 words

Note: Do not provide a summary of the case study. This will consume much of the word count. To use a source that is not in the bibliography, you must add it to the bibliography, and then you can use it.


Assessment Due Date

Annotated Bibliographies are due Monday 4th January 2021 10:am AEST. The Case Study Analysis is due Monday 18th January 2021 10:00am AEST.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Four Annotations (10 marks each for a total of 40 marks)

  • Offers a valid contribution to the analysis of the case study (5 marks)
  • Accurately referenced a reputable source according to CQUni Harvard Referencing Style (5 marks)

Case study analysis (total 60 marks)

  • Identified the primary person/s at risk and described the source of risk (i.e. situation in which the person/s became exposed to damaging energy)  (10 marks)
  • Energy properties that caused the harm are detailed (10 marks)
  • Consequences of exposure are described (10 marks)
  • Identified and explained how a contextual factor (e.g. work environment) contributed to system vulnerability and risk (10 marks)
  • English expression, spelling, and grammatical accuracy (10 marks)
  • Referencing is accurate using CQUni Harvard Referencing Style (10 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Complete and submit the Portfolio Form provided on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise and apply the principles of risk management in a health and safety context.
  • Identify and prioritise hazards according to their risk in a variety of settings.
  • Apply the hierarchy of control in recommending appropriate interventions to control risk.
  • Demonstrate diverse and critical thinking in risk management decision making.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Job Safety Analysis

Task Description

The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to apply and communicate risk management principles to improve the health and safety of people undertaking a job. You will be provided with a Job Safety Analysis template in Moodle that you are to complete and submit. Your task is to select an observable job that can be completed within six (6) to eight (8) steps. This job must be a real job (not one off the internet) and preferably a job that you can do. Based on your chosen job, you are required to conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) that includes the following:

  • Job name
  • Description of the context in which the job takes place
  • Description of the worker/s who perform the job
  • Job breakdown into steps
  • Consultation arrangements
  • Detailed risk assessment
  • Evaluation of risk control treatment, supported with references to relevant and reputable sources (200-500 words)
  • Develops an appropriate Corrective Actions Plan 
  • Reference list (CQUni Harvard Style)
  • Word range: 1500 - 1800


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (15 Feb 2021) 10:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The Job Safety Analysis will be marked according to the following criteria (total 100 marks):

  • Job analysis: an observable job that takes six to eight steps to complete (10 marks)
  • Job details: describes job, workers, work context, and consultation arrangements (20 marks)
  • Risk assessment: job steps, hazards, risk analysis, risk control, type of control and residual risk (20 marks)
  • Evaluates risk control by utilising a suitable risk control framework (i.e. the hierarchy of control) (20 marks)
  • Develops a suitable Corrective Actions Plan (i.e. considers health and safety legislation within an evidence-based framework) (20 marks)
  • Communication: spelling, grammar, relevant and reputable sources, referencing style (10 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Complete and submit the template provided to your on Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Define terms utilised in risk management.
  • Recognise and apply the principles of risk management in a health and safety context.
  • Identify and prioritise hazards according to their risk in a variety of settings.
  • Apply the hierarchy of control in recommending appropriate interventions to control risk.
  • Demonstrate diverse and critical thinking in risk management decision making.
  • Differentiate between compliance-based and evidence-based practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

What can you do to act with integrity?

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.