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LAW3605 Occupational Health, Safety and Security Law and Policy
Credit Points: 15
LAW1116 Legal Process
LAW1100 Legal Framework I

This unit will introduce students to laws regulating workplace health, safety and security and anti-terrorism laws regulating legitimate business undertakings at State and Federal level.  It will outline the origins and development of modern occupational health and safety laws from factories and shops legislation born out of the excess of the industrial revolution to a comprehensive body of jurisprudence regulating the safety of every aspect of business undertakings.


The unit will also simultaneously explore the concept of occupational security - the body of law regulating security and terrorism risks arising from legitimate business undertakings.  In that context it will look at the regulation of explosives, security sensitive dangerous goods and chemicals, major hazard facilities, critical infrastructure, air security, maritime security and rail security laws.


The unit will explore whether the legislation in Australia adequately addresses the modern challenges in occupational health, safety and security.


The learning content in this unit will reflect the knowledge and experience of the students participating.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUUTLaw in Business Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014