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Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)206
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires27 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 Visit

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.

Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)206
First Published
Updated27 March 2019
Expires27 March 2021
Topics
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
206 Total Rating(s)
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Maryanne Hall
04 Sep 2019

Very good update

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Smeaton Smeaton
01 Sep 2019

A good concise and helpful resource

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Chloe Blumentals
31 Aug 2019

This was a great video

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Kaitai Qu
28 Aug 2019

Very good material

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Michelle Dorrell
25 Aug 2019

Very good refresher training.

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Bill Jackson
21 Aug 2019

Very educational.

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Vicki Wynne
20 Aug 2019

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Michele Selby
14 Aug 2019

A good overview of workplace health and safety.

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Kylie Lalor
12 Aug 2019

Quite enjoyed the module - clear information presented with a great list of resources / references.

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Peter Pentland
11 Aug 2019

This subject around OH&S is everybody's responsibility to keep other fellow team members, patients and the general public safe everyday. See it, Call it, and Coach it.