WHS: A Management Guide with Student Resource Access 12 Months 4th Edition
Richard Archer | Kerry Borthwick | Michelle Travers | Leo Ruschena
WHS: A Management Guide 5th Edition
Richard Archer | Kerry Borthwick | Michelle Travers | Leo Ruschena
ISBN-13: 9780170386319 | ISBN-10: 0170386317
© 2018 | Published |  416  Pages
Previous Editions: 2015

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The 5th edition of this market-leading text continues to take a humanist approach, (work should satisfy human needs equally with organisational goals), and goes beyond the risk-management model of physical safety to take into account the larger perspective of human health needs, including psychological and social needs. Our author team which includes industry experts, academics and trainers provides insight into the most recent legislation. Covers core and elective units of competency from the current qualifications: • BSB41412 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and • BSB51312 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

  • 1. Introducing health and safety
    2. Understanding the legal framework
    3. Consulting on WHS
    4. Developing a systematic approach
    5. Managing WHS information
    6. Identifying hazards and managing risk
    7. Managing hazards associated with plant
    8. Controlling risk: ergonomics
    9. Controlling risk: occupational and environmental hygiene
    10. Using equipment to monitor the workplace
    11. Managing psychosocial hazards
    12. Controlling risk: safe design
    13. Dealing with emergencies
    14. Auditing and evaluating WHS activity
    15. Promoting a health and safety culture
    16. Notifying, reporting, and investigating incidents
    17. Compensating injured workers and managing injuries

    • This text takes a humanist approach to Workplace Health and Safety, so that students can evaluate more than risks and hazard, and get a holistic overview of human health and safety needs, including psychological and social
    • Up-to-date legislation and policies, for example latest papers from Safe Work Australia, so that instructors and students can ensure they are working with current issues
    • Helpful subject-specific acronyms provide a quick reference
    • Case studies and a strong focus on ethical issues equip students for the challenges of on-the-job work health and safety practice
    • Mapped to VET competencies up to advanced diploma level
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Richard Archer has had a lengthy career as a management consultant, and in his retirement is a social policy activist. He was previously NSW Manager of Occupational Health and Safety for Comcare, and prior to that, a union OHS officer. Richard has also worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. His main interests lie in the areas of regulation and the effects of globalisation on workers. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney and Graduate Diploma in OHS from the University of Technology.

      Kerry Borthwick is a Director of Quality of Working Life. She is also a course author, coordinator and facilitator of occupational, health and safety and public sector risk management courses in the Master of Business & Technology program at the University of NSW. She has over 20 years work experience in OHS in the private and public sectors. Her main interests are OHS management system development and effectiveness. She is a Registered Psychologist, a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, the Australian Epidemiological Association and the Australian Psychological Society.

      Michelle is Head Teacher Business Services (Human Resources & Management) at Blacktown College of TAFE – Western Sydney Institute. In that role Michelle is responsible for the design, delivery, assessment and validation of courses in Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Training & Assessment and Quality Auditing together with the management of a large part time staff workforce and approximately 500 learners from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
      Michelle is actively engaged with TAFE, industry and enterprises in the design, delivery and implementation of competency based assessment across a variety of learning contexts both nationally and internationally. She has designed delivery and assessment models of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for use both in Australia and overseas in Malaysia and Vietnam.
      Michelle’s professional knowledge and experience has been gained across a diverse range of human resource management and educational positions that she has held throughout her career for global organizations such as News Ltd, Coca-Cola Amatil and in TAFE. This experience, together with her teaching and vocational qualifications earned over the past twenty five years of continuous part time study has broadened and deepened Michelle’s understanding of the complex issues and challenges that impact on VET, education and business sectors.
      In 2010 Michelle was a Finalist in the NSW Training Awards – VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year (Department of Education).

      Leo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at RMIT. Leo is an undergraduate and postgraduate OHS Program Coordinator lecturing in the areas of occupational hazard management and risk management, OHS management systems and OHS leadership, Ergonomics and OHS/industrial law.

      Prior to joining RMIT in 2003, Leo’s professional background included significant management experience at the executive team level within the utilities and financial services sectors, and in production and mining environments.