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HST3358 Ergonomics and Work Design
Credit Points: 15
HST1152 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
HST1154 Occupational Health and Safety Law
Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or
Advanced Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

In this unit students will investigate how humans and the work environment interact. This information will be used to develop sound ergonomic principles for the design of a safer and healthier work place. Physical components of a workplace will be evaluated and interventions to reduce injury will be explored.  Psychological aspects of work and the impact of these on occupational safety and health for the individual, the organisation and society will be examined.  

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAADNOccupational Safety and Health Minor
SMAAAOOccupational Safety and Health 8 Unit Supporting Major
MAAAGDOccupational Safety and Health Major
MAAAHWOccupational Safety and Health Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012