Workplace Health and Safety

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Lesson 7: Risk Management

Regardless of the hazard, occupational health and safety should be ensured by a specific risk management process which involves employers and employees in the following steps, as outlined in Section 22 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act.


Risk Management Process

1. Identify hazard

2. Assess the risk

3. Decide control measures

4. Implement control measures

5. Monitor and review control measures


There are many ways of identifying hazards including:

As an employee, you may notice things in your workplace that you think are health and safety hazards. You should report these, following the appropriate procedures established at your workplace. Workplace health and safety representatives or officers will undertake inspections and analyse the data collected in the ways listed above to identify hazards in the workplace.

Go to Oztechnology Training Room.

quizComplete self check Activity 4 OHS Procedures

Go to the tools section. Create a blog (What is a blog?) entry of approx 100 words to reflect on your learnings about OHS this week.

Go to the assignment area. Listen to the transcript below. (Complete task and drop into the digital dropbox )

Task 3 Electrical Incident


Download a Text Alternative for this activity


Have some fun and play the following "spot the hazard" games.

Virtual Office

Virtual Hotel

Virtual Supermarket

Hunt the Hazards

Virtual Kitchen

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