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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

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Every person has the right to return home from work without injury, and should not have to fear for their own mental and physical wellbeing simply because of their line of work. The expectation and association of danger in healthcare settings only delays the implementation of procedures that could eliminate risk.

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Rates of workplace injury are particularly high in the healthcare sector in comparison to other industries. In fact, in 2019-2020: healthcare and social assistance had the highest number of serious workers’ compensation claims made among all industries (18% of all serious claims); and community and personal service workers had the second highest number of serious workers’ compensation claims made among all occupations (19% of all serious claims).

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Clare Anderson
29 Jun 2020
Gained extra and skills to take into the work force for safety at the work place
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Deborah Nagel
27 Jun 2020
Good overview of Occupational Health and Safety issues in an aged care setting. Will enable staff to identify risks of injury due to manual handling and facility environment , and report these risks so that an alternative method can be implemented. All staff are responsible for the wellbeing of themselves, other staff, their residents, and any person entering a facility.
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Overall content was really helpful
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Jacqueline Whiteway
27 Aug 2022
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Excellent, in that it encourages you to set realistic and achievable goals. Encouraging guidance accountability.
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Sophie Gray
05 Aug 2020
Important information for health care workers.
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LEANNE DEMEROVICH
14 Sep 2022
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very informative
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