During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of occupational health became much more apparent. Workplaces that were able to identify occupational hazards, assess risk, and implement appropriate control measures were able to continue to operate without many interruptions.
On this four-week ExpertTrack from Universiti Malaya, you’ll learn about the many different types of hazards in the workplace and how to carry out risk assessments. You’ll also explore risk mitigation and the control measures that you can use to make your workplace even safer for workers.
Identify workplace hazards and the consequences of poor risk management
Occupational Health is an important part of ensuring the highest degree of physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations.
From physical and psychosocial to chemical and biological, you’ll explore the many different forms that occupational hazards can take. You’ll delve into how you can identify these hazards and the injuries and consequences that each can have on workers if the risks are not managed effectively.
Discover how to carry out occupational risk assessments
A risk assessment is a systematic examination of all aspects of work that considers what could cause injury or harm and whether those hazards can be eliminated or mitigated through control measures.
This ExpertTrack will guide you through the practical steps required to conduct risk assessments at work. You’ll also explore the scope of control for both workers and employers, and the best ways to mitigate risk in the workplace using the hierarchy of control.
Build practical skills to implement effective risk management plans
Once you’ve successfully completed this ExpertTrack, you will have a basic understanding of occupational hazards and how to conduct effective risk assessments. You will also be able to propose risk control measures for a number of occupational health hazards and create risk management plans and strategies for a proactive approach to occupational safety and health.
Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya
This course is led by Professor Dr Victor Hoe, an Occupational Health Physician with a practice in the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.
With Dr Abdullah’s expertise, you’ll be guided through the types of occupational hazards and risks, how you can effectively identify and contain them, and how to implement health and safety management systems to ensure that your workplace reduces the risk of harm for employees.