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HST1150 Fundamental Principles of Occupational Health and Safety
Credit Points: 15
This unit introduces the student to the broad area of occupational health. Topics include: dimensions of the occupational health problem; the range of workplace hazards and their health effects; basic principles of hazard control; explanations of the causes of accidents, injury and disease; the legal framework for occupational health and safety in Australia; and a critical examination of alternative perspectives for addressing occupational health issues.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
G89Bachelor of Environmental Health
MAAABBOccupational Safety and Health Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006