Apply occupational hygiene principles to control OHS risk

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBOHS605B, 'Apply occupational hygiene principles to control OHS risk'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify health hazards that may result from features of the workplace or working environment

1.1. Identify workplace factors that may affect the health of workers

1.2. Identify health hazards that may result from work processes, work operations, equipment and work procedures

1.3. Identify possible routes of entry to the body and consequent effects on the body for different workplace factors

1.4. Identify situations where OHS specialists and other advisors may be required

2. Analyse the risks of worker exposure to potentially harmful agents and factors

2.1. Determine sources of exposure and related factors to potentially harmful agents and factors in work processes and methods

2.2. Identify equipment, sampling plan and techniques for assessing the exposure to selected agents and factors within a workplace

2.3. Interpret and evaluate monitoring and sampling results to provide an assessment of exposure

2.4. Utilise exposure standards in the assessment of risks

2.5. Report workplace measurements, interpretations and recommendations to stakeholders in a suitable format for the target group

3. Design risk control strategies and advise on implementation

3.1. Apply the hierarchy of control to design risk control strategies, noting that personal protective equipment (PPE) is regarded as the least satisfactory control measure

3.2. Identify inadequacies in existing control measures and provide remedial advice

3.3. Develop, select and implement risk control measures when undertaking effective consultation and collaboration with organisation, affected employees and others

3.4. Access external sources of information and data, and specialist advisors as required, on nature of health hazard, level of risk, and risk control options

4. Monitor and evaluate control strategies to minimise workplace exposures

4.1. Monitor and regularly evaluate quality and outcomes of interventions in consultation with stakeholders and relevant employees

4.2. Facilitate modifications to interventions including consultations, as required, as a result of findings of regular evaluation and monitoring

4.3. Identify and document training needs, and arrange training in consultation with workplace stakeholders if required

4.4. Make recommendations regarding future interventions as a result of evaluation and monitoring

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS605B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FNS60810 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • FNS50810 - Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • BSB60607 - Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety