Safety Risk Management

Safety Risk Management

Areas of Study: Health and Safety

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This course provides basic information and risk management tools that can be used by individuals to look after their own well-being at work, or to use as they build a risk management program that will enable the proactive prevention of unwanted events in their workplaces.

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  • Completion:
  • 20 days
  • CEUs:
  • 0.8 (8 PDHs)

Course Summary

Introduction

Since the industrial revolution, workers' health and safety have become important labour issues. With the advent of corporate governance and the "Duty of Care" principle—a legal obligation where rather than having the company being responsible, the responsibility has shifted to individuals—it became necessary to manage risk proactively.

Despite this, hundreds of people are killed each year in accidents at work and at the same time millions of people are injured and maimed. In addition millions more suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work. Preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority for everyone at work.

This course provides basic information and risk management tools that can be used by individuals to look after their own well-being at work, or to use as they build a risk management program that will enable the proactive prevention of unwanted events in their workplaces. This course consists of the following five parts.

  • Introduction and Terminology
  • Hazards in Perspective
  • Situational Awareness
  • Risk Techniques and Controls
  • Job Safety Analysis
This training course was developed to help individuals learn how to manage safety risks by explaining what they should or should not (often as important!) do, and by providing information to then be able to take informed and appropriate actions. This training is different from formal "classroom" training courses as it provides the individual with the opportunity to pace themselves and try out the newfound knowledge in their own workplace, while having the course material easily accessible as reference.

Participating in health and safety training helps you to:

  • ensure you are not injured or made ill by the work you do;
  • develop a positive health and safety culture, where safe and healthy working becomes second nature to you; and
  • find out how you could manage health and safety better.

Course Content

Safety Risk Management consists of 12 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each with supporting figures, videos, exercises, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 8 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the uses of risk management and key safety risk terminology.
  • Identify types of energy hazards.
  • Describe situational awareness in regards to perception and tasks.
  • Identify risk techniques and controls
  • Describe how to conduct a job safety analysis (JSA).

Recommended Background

  • Familiarity with mining operations in general.

Dr. Carl Marx

Dr. Carl Marx is a mining engineer and has worked in the mining industry for the past 40 years in various positions, including senior management, government mining engineering and private consultant. He is knowledgeable on a wide variety of mining types and methodologies including narrow vein hard rock mining (gold and platinum), block caving mining (diamond), board and pillar and long wall mining (coal), open pit mining (coal, gold, copper, kaolin, bauxite), dimension stone mining (granite) and various types of aggregate mining. Dr. Marx is a qualified Mining Engineer with a Mine Manager's certificate of Competency form the South African Government, a Bachelors of Commerce degree (B.Com), a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). He was previously employed on a part time basis at the University of South Africa (UNISA) as the risk management lecturer for a period of 4 years and as an eternal student himself has a good understanding of the academic world.

His experience in more than 14 countries around the globe provides him with the cultural sensitivity to consult in most countries. Dr. Marx is currently employed as a specialist advisor to a mining company in Saudi Arabia. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of mining engineers. Dr. Marx have a wide variety of publications in international magazines on subjects that ranges from mining finance and project management to mining legislation and safety and health as well as a chapter (Introduction to Safety Management) in a textbook "Management for Engineers, Technologists and Scientists" edited by Nel, WP and published by Juta, Cape Town, South Africa.