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Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)228
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires 27 March 2021

Course Overview

This module outlines the principles of workplace health and safety, with a focus on:

Topics
  • Importance of workplace culture
  • Identification and assessment of risk
  • Avoiding hazards
  • Safe use of equipment and ergonomics
  • Manual handling
  • Self-care
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Australian laws and legislation
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify steps involved in managing workplace health and safety.
  • Describe and identify hazardous manual tasks.
  • Assess the risk of manual tasks.
  • Locate State/Territory workplace health and safety acts and regulations.
Target Audience

All staff who work in healthcare.

Validation of learning:

  • A written anecdote of your personal intervention in an unsafe work practice.
  • Reviewing the instruction manuals that relate to equipment used in your workplace.
  • A copy of relevant local State or Territory legislation.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

Portrait of Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith
Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith

Dr Sally de-Vitry Smith is currently the National Program Manager of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This program targets Indigenous mothers and is part of the Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy. Sally has worked as the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor for the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, research midwife, Midwifery Course Coordinator and academic. She has worked in Cambodia as a Senior Midwifery Advisor, in high risk maternal foetal medicine in the United States and volunteered as a clinical midwife in Vanuatu. Sally has spoken at national and international conferences, written articles, book chapters and recently had her first book published. Sally’s interests include self-care for health professionals, epigenetics and the impact of early childhood adverse events on the life course. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)228
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires 27 March 2021
Topics
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
228 Total Rating(s)
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Michelle Stanvic
04 Dec 2019

Good review

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Karen Berwick
03 Dec 2019

Easy learning package with simple to follow prompts, not over crowded with information between each topic. Quizes are reassuring with respectful margin of error and ability to self correct if needed.

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Nicole Jorgensen
30 Nov 2019

Good

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Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

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Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

Portrait of Wendy Railton
Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

Portrait of Wendy Railton
Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

Portrait of Wendy Railton
Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

Portrait of Wendy Railton
Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought-provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resources will be able to continue to study this area of interest.

Portrait of Wendy Railton
Wendy Railton
29 Nov 2019

This unit of Workplace Health and Safety was enjoyable and thought provoking I added to my knowledge and with the resourses will be able to continue to study this area od interest.