Essay on Loss Causation Model

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Models of
Causation:
Safety

OHS Body of Knowledge
Models of Causation: Safety

April, 2012

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First published in 2012 by the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia.
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The Panel developed an initial conceptual framework which was then amended in accord with feedback received from OHS tertiary-level educators throughout Australia and the wider OHS profession. Specialist authors were invited to contribute chapters, which were then subjected to peer review and editing. It is anticipated that the resultant OHS Body of Knowledge will in future be regularly amended and updated as people use it and as the evidence base expands.
Conceptual structure

The OHS Body of Knowledge takes a ‘conceptual’ approach. As concepts are abstract, the
OHS professional needs to organise the concepts into a framework in order to solve a problem. The overall framework used to structure the OHS Body of Knowledge is that:
Work impacts on the safety and health of humans who work in organisations. Organisations are influenced by the socio-political context. Organisations may be considered a system which may contain hazards which must be under control to minimise risk. This can be achieved by understanding models causation for safety and for health which will result in improvement in the safety and health of people at work. The OHS professional applies professional practice to influence the organisation to being about this

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