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BSBOHS507B

Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the application of principles of occupational health and implement strategies to control occupational health and safety (OHS) risk. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Identify the potential for adverse effects on health from agents in the workplace

  1. Access external sources of information and data to assist in identifying agents in the workplace with a potential to adversely affect health

  2. Review workplace sources of information and data to access information to assist in identifying agents in the workplace with a potential to adversely affect health

  3. Consider the role of individual difference in susceptibility to occupational disease or injury in identifying adverse effects on health

  4. Identify situations where health professionals may be required

2 . Identify the potential for adverse effects on health related to the interaction of the work environment, work systems and people

  1. Apply knowledge of sources of occupational disease and injury to analyse job characteristics, nature of work and the context of work to help identify situations with potential for physical or psychological harm to employees

  2. Access workplace and internal sources of information and data, taking account of privacy requirements, to assist in identifying situations with a potential for physical or psychological harm to employees

3 . Facilitate the control of risks to health in the workplace

  1. Apply the hierarchy of control to control risks to occupational health

  2. Examine workplace policies, procedures and schedules to minimise situations with a potential to cause physical or psychological harm to employees

  3. Examine organisational communication processes to maximise clarity of roles and employee involvement in these processes

4 . Participate in the development of strategies to communicate occupational health information and data

  1. Research and identify characteristics of target groups

  2. Interpret and discuss health effects with stakeholders that may result from work and the working environment

  3. Implement communication strategies in accordance with legal and ethical requirements

  4. Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of health communication processes

5 . Monitor and facilitate occupational health education and training

  1. Identify the need for health information and data, and training in consultation with workplace stakeholders

  2. Identify personnel including health professionals and resources to deliver occupational health training

  3. Identify and allocate roles and responsibilities for the delivery of training

  4. Provide health information and data, and education to managers and workers in a manner that facilitates understanding and uptake

  5. Apply training, evaluation and monitoring processes

6 . Review and evaluate the occupational health program

  1. Evaluate outcomes and document the overall impact of occupational health education programs through an evaluation plan

  2. Evaluate and document the overall impact of the occupational health program

  3. Make recommendations for future programs as a result of the evaluation





Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
Level
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

External sources of information and data may include:

Agents may include:

Workplace sources of information and data may include:

Health professionals may include:

Job characteristics and nature of work may include:

Context of work may include:

Internal sources of information and data may include:

Hierarchy of control may include:

Organisational communication processes may include:

Characteristics of target groups may include:

Stakeholders may include:

Legal requirements may include:

Ethical requirements may include:

Resources may include:

Evaluation plan may include:


Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example: