Australian short course on Occupational Health and Safety – Applications open

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management in the resource sector is the focus of a November 2013 short course presented by IM4DC. 

Aimed at mid to senior level professionals working in a role related to OHS governance in the mining sector, the four-week course will be held in November 2013 and involve up to 20 representatives from governments and academic institutions from around the world. 

The course will provide an overview of the nature and management of OHS as well as driving cultural change within industry and organisations, it will address OHS systems, hazards and risks, emergency responses, regulatory frameworks, ergonomics, environmental management, and safety leadership and culture.

Field trips to mine sites and to an emergency response centre are included in the program. Case studies will be presented throughout the course. A review and planning workshop will be held to identify follow-up activities for participants to apply in their own contexts.

The aims of the course are to:

  • Understand principles of occupational health and safety management in the Australian context
  • Understand the broad legal context for safety, regulatory environments and relevant frameworks
  • Understand the role of leadership in process safety and managing safety
  • Understand the nature and development of safety culture
  • Explore different practical approaches to managing health and safety
  • Provide opportunities to build ongoing relationships and support networks.

The course will take place in Perth and regional Western Australia from 28 October to 22 November 2013.

Applications are now open for registration and close 13 September 2013.

See for further information.