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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PUBH6002: Global and Environmental Health Issues
Assessment Assessment 2: Work health safety assessment
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes B. Describe key agencies, institutional structures, political processes, influences on and challenges for environmental health.
D. Understand the way in which globalisation and the social, economic and political determinants of health influence disease, including identification of vulnerable groups.
E. Understand the concept of sustainable development. F. Identify and critique ethical elements relevant to environmental health protections, policies, and industry practices, from global to local scale.
G. Critically analyse the relationships between environmental risk factors and social, economic and political determinants of illness and injury from global to local scale.
H. Apply skills in conducting an environmental health assessment and designing an intervention to mitigate environmental health risks.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Week 10
Weighting 30%
Total Marks 100 marks
Context:
Each state in Australia has legislative requirements that govern work health safety. Australian workplaces are obligated to conduct work health safety assessments and provide methods by which safety incidents can be reported. Work health safety has significant implications for public health, but all workplaces are required to put work health safety policies and procedures in place to promote safety in the workplace.
Instructions:
To prepare for this assignment:
• Locate a suitable environment for conducting a work health safety risk assessment. This may be your own workplace, the workplace of a friend or family member, or a home office space. Make sure that you seek permission to conduct an assessment in a professional environment.
• Download the work health safety risk assessment template.
• Review the resources at the Health and Safety Handbook website, and the guide to managing risks: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/ documents/1702/how_to_manage_whs_risks.pdf
To complete your work health safety risk assessment:
1. Work through the risk assessment and management process, and use the template provided to record any hazards identified, existing controls in place, the relative risk level, and any controls that are needed to further reduce risk. Remember that the purpose is to reduce risk and mitigate the effects of risks where risk is inherently present.
2. In a diverse workplace there may be subpopulations that are more vulnerable to the effects of a safety risk than others. Identify and describe any vulnerable populations, and propose solutions for mitigating risks for these groups.
To write up this case study:
1. Identify and describe any key agencies or institutions that govern work health safety in this type of working environment, and any policies that are relevant to maintaining a safe work environment (policies can be organisational, discipline-specific and/or national).
2. Summarise the findings of your work health safety assessment, including details relevant to managing risk for vulnerable populations, and provide recommendations to resolve the work safety risks identified.
Assessment criteria
The following factors will impact the assessment of your review:
1. Knowledge, understanding and application (40%)
• Understanding of the concepts that underpin work health and safety assessment
• Application of the risk assessment process to identify and evaluate elements of risk in the environment
2. Analysis and application with synthesis of new knowledge (30%)
• Development of recommendations appropriate to the risk and context
3. Ethico-moral reasoning (10%)
• Awareness of vulnerable groups in the workplace ie disability, gender, ethnicity, and the effect of identified work health safety risks for those vulnerable groups
4. Academic conventions (20%)
• Is well written with appropriate sentence construction and without typing, grammar or punctuation errors
• Adheres to academic conventions and appropriate terminology
• Uses APA style for in-text citation and references

Learning Rubrics
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) Pass (Functional) Credit (Proficient) Distinction (Advanced) High Distinction (Exceptional)
Grade Description (Grading Scheme)
Evidence of unsatisfactory achievement of one or more of the learning objectives of the course, insufficient understanding of the
course content and/or unsatisfactory level of skill development. Evidence of satisfactory achievement of course learning objectives, the development of relevant
skills to a competent level, and adequate interpretation and critical analysis skills. Evidence of a good level of understanding, knowledge and skill development in relation to the content of the course or work of a superior quality on the majority of the learning objectives of the course. Demonstration of a high level of interpretation and critical analysis skills. Evidence of a high level of achievement of the learning objectives of the course demonstrated in such areas as interpretation and critical
analysis, logical argument, use of methodology and communication skills. Evidence of an exceptional level of achievement of learning objectives across the entire content of the course demonstrated in such areas as interpretation and critical analysis, logical argument, creativity, originality, use of
methodology and communication skills.
1. Content, Audience and Purpose
General description of
the level of attainment Does not meet minimum standard
Demonstrates no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Meets minimum standard
Demonstrates limited awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment Moves beyond minimum standard
Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Exceeds minimum standard
Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or Exceeds minimum standard and exhibits high levels of independence
Consistently demonstrates a
systematic and
critical
understanding of context and
purpose of the assignment.
purpose of the assignment.
2.

• Knowledge and understanding
Understanding of the concepts that underpin work health and safety assessment
Application of the six steps of risk assessment to identify and evaluate elements of risk in the
environment
Limited understanding of required
concepts and knowledge
Key components of the assignment are not addressed.
Knowledge/understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. Thorough knowledge/understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between
assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
4. Analysis and application with Limited synthesis and analysis.
Demonstrated analysis and synthesis of new Well-developed analysis and synthesis with application of Thoroughly developed and creative analysis Highly sophisticated and creative analysis, synthesis
synthesis of new knowledge
• Development of recommendations appropriate to the risk and context
Limited application/recommendations based upon analysis.
knowledge with application.
Shows the ability to interpret relevant information and literature.
recommendations linked to analysis/synthesis.
and synthesis with application of pretested models and / or independently developed models and
justified
recommendations
linked to analysis/synthesis
of new with existing knowledge.
Strong application by way of pretested models and / or independently developed models. Recommendations are clearly justified based on the analysis/synthesis. Applying knowledge to new situations/other cases.
5. Ethico moral reasoning
(recognises ethical and moral issues within a discipline and is able to reason based on
these principles)
Difficulty in formulating own opinion and lack of recognition of ethical principles and competing interests.
Does not clearly demonstrate moral-ethical reasoning. Difficulty in justifying conclusions based on moral-ethical principles but recognises different viewpoints. Conclusions are justified based on moral-ethical principles. Formulates and
justifies conclusions based on moral-ethical principles.
Can recognise the
competing
interests in Uses ethical principles to identify competing interests and views.
Sophisticated understanding of the ethical and moral positions.
• Awareness of vulnerable groups in the workplace ie disability, gender, ethnicity, and the effect of identified work health safety risks for those vulnerable groups
arguments and identify ethical issues embodied in them.
Well-articulated viewpoint based on moral-ethical reasoning.
6. Use of academic and discipline conventions and sources of evidence
• Is well written with appropriate sentence construction and without typing, grammar or
punctuation errors
• Adheres to academic conventions and appropriate terminology
• Uses APA style for in-text citation and references
Poorly written with errors in spelling, grammar.
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are mistakes in using the APA style. Is appropriately written for a professional email, and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction.
Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Is well-written and adheres to standards for a professional email.
Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Is very wellwritten and adheres to the standards for academic writing.
Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond
the key reading
Expertly written and adheres to the standards for academic writing.
Demonstrates expert use of highquality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading
There are no mistakes in using the APA Style.

There are no mistakes in using the APA style.

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