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Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

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Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction, 'risk' describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. The course also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define risk in the most appropriate way, and appreciate the need to prioritise risks
  • appreciate the costs of illness associated with workplace activities
  • describe in outline the development of models used to explain the cause of incidents and to promote prevention
  • recognise the multiple causes contributing to many incidents, and be able to represent them diagrammatically
  • illustrate the components of an integrated management system.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 15 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 23rd March 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Systems (Computer)
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Integrated safety, health and environmental management

Introduction

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Life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst a disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders who can themselves influence the risks facing an organisation. Integrated management systems help ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are managed right across an organisation. An integral part of management systems is emergency preparedness – the management of emergencies and disasters.

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