Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Accident causation theory is the art and science that seeks to understand the deeper roots of why accidents happen. Understanding accident causation theory is essential in determining why workplace incidents occur and so that we can prevent re-occurrences. Through examples and case studies, students will gain an overview of the most important theories, strengths and weaknesses of each, and learn how to select the best theories and models to better understand why accidents occur.
Course at a glance
- A fully online, asynchronous course accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand why theories and models are important in the professional practice of OHS.
- Identify the origin of a particular model (e.g. ergonomics, management, or psychology).
- Describe the main elements of causation theories and models.
- Outline strengths and weaknesses of different models and select the most appropriate model(s) for each situation.
- Understand how each model may be applied to various incidents.
Dave Rebbitt is the CEO of Rarebit Consulting providing services across Western Canada. With over 30 years in health and safety, he continues to be involved in the development of the profession. Dave is the most published author of health and safety in Canada. He has published numerous peer revie...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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