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Risk assessment, occupational health and toxicology (4 points)


Leader: G P Codner and I G Prince

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Concept of risk, assessment techniques in various areas of engineering, risk assessment challenges in environmental engineering, risk perception by different groups, setting appropriate levels of risk, Australian Standards. Historical background, legislative framework for occupational health and safety, implementing appropriate OH&S measures in the workplace. Aspects of toxicology of concern to environmental engineers: hazardous substances, identification, regulatory control, consequences of exposure, management and disposal.

Assessment: Examination: 70% + Assignments: 30%

Contact Hours: 24 lectures and 24 tutorials

Prerequisites: ENE3602

Corequisites: ENE3603

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