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Details
CPD35m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)76
Publish Date27 March 2019
Review Date17 December 2021
Expiry Date29 April 2022

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 Unites 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)76
Publish Date27 March 2019
Review Date17 December 2021
Expiry Date29 April 2022
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.5

76 Total Rating(s)

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Rosario Galang
20 Apr 2019

Well organised, easy to use and understand

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Julieta Capili
20 Apr 2019

In general, after reviewing the course I can able to describe the steps in assessing the possible risks and hazards and at the same time apply the standard control measures

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Maree Findlay
20 Apr 2019

Very good

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Alina Alina
19 Apr 2019

Very useful

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Margaret Hine
19 Apr 2019

No commercial bias was evident

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Sibi Biju
19 Apr 2019

Good education

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Anamika Basnet
19 Apr 2019

This learning activity was a very helpful and resourceful.

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Maritza Castillo
18 Apr 2019

Great tool, very updated. A lot of relevant information, well narrated.

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Thembi Tshuma
17 Apr 2019

Good presentation, and use of language

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Cathy Bennett
17 Apr 2019

This resource covers key areas of importance for workplace health and safety. It overviews hazards, risks and control measures well.