251272

Occupational Health and Safety II

A detailed study of hazards commonly found in the work environment.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

251272

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

200-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Course notes

Part-time OHS students should study 251.271 and 251.272 early as this course is a required prerequisites for several 300 level OHS courses.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe the nature and effects of chemical hazards commonly encountered in the workplace.
  • 2 Explain the application of New Zealand legislation relating to hazardous substances and the strategies for the control of toxic substances in the workplace.
  • 3 Explain principles of fire and explosion prevention and control.
  • 4 Describe the properties and effects of noise, methods of determining exposure, and strategies to maintain a safe working environment.
  • 5 Analyse how an occupational hygiene framework can be used to identify the health hazards arising from physical and biological aspects of a range of work environments.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 3 4 5 20%
Written Assignment 3 4 10%
Written Assignment 5 20%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.