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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in occupational health and occupational hygiene 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13950  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in occupational health and occupational hygiene 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-04-09  2006-04-09  SAQA 0347/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-04-09   2010-04-09  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242665  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in occupational health and occupational hygiene  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for managers, people at workplaces who are exposed to occupational health and occupational hygiene risks, safety officers, safety representatives, occupational health and safety personnel, occupational hygienists, underwriters, insurance assessors and risk managers who are responsible in part or in full for the management of occupational health and occupational hygiene who should be conversant with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations, as amended, and the consequences of non-compliance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding the legislation regulating occupational health and occupational hygiene in a selected industry.
  • Describing the nature of occupational hygiene stressors in a specific workplace.
  • Applying the risk management process to manage occupational health and occupational hygiene risk in a specific workplace.
  • Designing an occupational health and occupational hygiene programme for a specific organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Physical stressors include heat, cold, noise, lighting, vibration and air quality.
  • Chemical stressors include flammables, toxics, explosives and corrosives.
  • Biological stressors include viruses, bacteria, allergens parasites and toxins.
  • Ergonomic stressors include workplace design, man job specifications and biokinetics.
  • Radiation stressors include ionizing, non ionizing and electromagnetic forces. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the legislation regulating occupational health and occupational hygiene in a selected industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Legislation regulating occupational health and occupational hygiene is named for a specific industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The requirement to perform a risk assessment is explained with reference to the appropriate legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The requirements for a control programme and records are explained with reference to the appropriate legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the nature of occupational hygiene stressors in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stressors related to physical risk are named and an indication is given of the kind of impact they could have on an employee's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stressors related to chemical risk are named and an indication is given of the kind of impact they could have on an employee's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stressors related to biological risk are named and an indication is given of the kind of impact they could have on an employee's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Stressors related to ergonomic risk are named and an indication is given of the kind of impact they could have on an employee's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Stressors related to radiation risk are named and an indication is given of the kind of impact they could have on an employee's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Occupation exposure limits are explained with reference to noise, hazardous chemical substances and radiation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The principles of control measures applicable to three stressors are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply risk management process to management of occupational health and occupational hygiene risk. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Apply the risk management process to management of occupational health and occupational hygiene risk in a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The stressors in a specific work environment are identified relative to the workplace operational processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The risk exposure is evaluated and quantified for each identified stressor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Control measures are proposed to reduce or eliminate the risk to within legal limits and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design an occupational health and occupational hygiene programme for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An occupational hygiene programme is designed in order to address the hygiene problems at a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A medical surveillance programme is developed to monitor the effectiveness of the occupational hygiene controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An occupational health programme is designed to meet the legal requirements of the specific industry or workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The records required for the occupational hygiene programme, medical surveillance and occupational health plan are designed for a specific workplace and an indication is given of how long it is necessary to retain the different records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. An outline of a training programme for employees is developed that complies with occupational health and occupational hygiene requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in developing an occupational health, occupational hygiene and medical surveillance programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in applying the risk management process to manage occupational health and occupational hygiene in a specific workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively explaining the requirements of the different Acts, producing plans and designing records. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems identifying potential risks and proposing control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are capable of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in designing occupational health and occupational hygiene programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242665, which is "Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in occupational health and occupational hygiene", Level 4, 8 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  48664   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mail Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48666   Further Education and Training Certificate: Postal Frontline Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48662   National Certificate: Postal Frontline Service Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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