Occupational health and safety leadership short course

During November and December 2014, IM4DC will deliver its third short course on occupational health and safety leadership, which will bring together up to 20 representatives from governments, civil society organisations and academic institutions from developing countries.

To be held in Perth, Western Australia, the program is designed for mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and universities engaged in occupational health safety management in the resource sector.

The four-week program, taking place between 17 November and 12 December 2014, will provide an overview of the nature and management of occupational health and safety in the resources sector, along with the opportunity to interact with other IM4DC delegates and participate in field trips to industrial facilities and mine sites.

Participants will be provided with an:

  • Understanding of principles of occupational health and safety in the Australian context
  • Understanding of the broad legal context for safety, regulatory environments and relevant frameworks
  • Understanding of the role of leadership in process safety and managing safety
  • Understanding of the nature and development of safety culture
  • Opportunity to explore different practical approaches to managing health and safety
  • Opportunity to build ongoing relationships and support networks.

Sessions will include lectures, interactive exercises and open forum discussions. Participants will also be given the opportunity to visit mine and industrial sites, as well as an emergency response centre. The course will be delivered by senior academics from the Faculty of Science at The University of Western Australia. Guest lecturers will include senior industry and government professionals.

Applications for this program are now closed. No further applications can be accepted.