Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. It is in high demand in Australia due to the introduction of national OHSE legislation.
The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OHSE may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.
Occupational health and safety can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. Employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable care for the safety of their employees. Good OHSE practices can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs.
Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a range of OHSE-related occupations such as:
- Workplace Occupational Health & Safety manager
- OHSE manager
- HR manager
- OHSE Systems manager
ACU offers a suite of OHSE Management courses at postgraduate level through Open Universities Australia (fully online).