BSBOHS507B – Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS Risk
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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.
This unit contains employability skills.
Application Of Unit
This unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibility for managing OHS in the workplace to consider the impact of agents in the workplace on the health of workers, and the physical and psychosocial impact on workers’ health arising from work organisation and work processes.
It covers knowledge of occupational health and strategies to deal with occupational health issues. The unit enables candidates to facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk in the workplace.
OHS practitioners will identify occupational health hazards, and seek solutions and interventions to bring about change in the workplace. These practitioners will facilitate risk assessment and controls to reduce exposure to the effects of hazardous materials and hazardous conditions in the workplace.
BSBOHS505B Manage hazards in the work environment, addresses hazards of both short term and long term latency, including those hazards that impact on health.
No sector assigned
|1.||Identify the potential for adverse effects on health from agents in the workplace||
|2.||Identify the potential for adverse effects on health related to the interaction of the work environment, work systems and people||
|3.||Facilitate the control of risks to health in the workplace||
|4.||Participate in the development of strategies to communicate occupational health information and data||
|5.||Monitor and facilitate occupational health education and training||
|6.||Review and evaluate the occupational health program||
Skills and Knowledge
- analytical skills to:
- identify areas for improvement where OHS risk is involved
- analyse relevant workplace information and data, and to make observations of workplace tasks and interactions between people, their activities, equipment, environment and systems
- contribute to the assessment of resources needed to systematically manage OHS and, where appropriate, access resources
- attention to detail when making observations and recording outcomes
- research skills to access relevant OHS information and data
- numeracy skills to carry out simple arithmetical calculations (e.g. % change), and to produce graphs of workplace information and data to identify trends and recognise limitations
- technological skills to use basic measuring equipment including reading scales and dials applicable to selected hazards
- communication skills to:
- conduct effective formal and informal meetings and to communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of the organisation, OHS specialists and, as required, emergency services personnel
- prepare reports for a range of target groups including OHS committee, OHS representatives, managers and supervisors
- use language and literacy skills appropriate to the workgroup and the task
- consultation and negotiation skills to develop plans, and to implement and monitor designated actions
- project management skills to achieve change in OHS matters
- organisational skills to manage own tasks within a timeframe
- information technology skills to access and enter internal and external information and data on OHS and to use a range of communication media.
- basic knowledge of toxicology of hazardous materials and potential health effects in the workplace
- ethics related to professional practice
- formal and informal communication and consultation processes and key personnel related to communication
- hierarchy of control and considerations for choosing between different control measures, such as possible inadequacies of particular control measures
- how the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on risk and the systematic approach to managing OHS, for example:
- communication skills
- cultural background/workplace diversity
- labour market changes
- language, literacy and numeracy
- structure and organisation of workforce e.g. part-time, casual and contract workers, shift rosters, geographical location
- workers with specific needs
- internal and external sources of OHS information and data
- key personnel, including identifying ‘change agents’, within workplace management structure
- language, literacy and cultural profile of the workgroup
- methods of providing evidence of compliance with OHS legislation
- nature of workplace processes (including work flow, planning and control) and hazards relevant to the particular workplace
- organisational behaviour and culture as it impacts on OHS and on change
- organisational culture as it impacts on the workgroup
- organisational OHS policies and procedures
- requirements under hazard specific OHS legislation and codes of practice
- sources of occupational disease and their prevention
- structure and forms of legislation including regulations, codes of practice, associated standards and guidance material.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
|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:||
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
|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:
|The whole competency standard refers to:||