Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds.
About the course
Human Rights Legislation and Safety Legislation do not always work harmoniously together. When conflict occurs, one must be careful to achieve the safety objective with a minimal impact to fundamental human rights. This seminar will discuss the major areas of conflict including: pre-employment medical testing and medical information, duty to accommodate disabilities, provision of programs in different languages, drug and alcohol testing, and PPE and religious practices. Also, this seminar will acquaint you with the Human Rights Process and discuss strategies to ensure that you and your company are complying with the legislation.
Course at a glance
- This is a blended (online + in-class) course; its online components are 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:
- Identify and analyze human rights laws relevant to health and safety programs at the worksite.
- Discuss the Human Rights Law in Alberta and communicate an understanding of the application of human rights to health and safety.
- Acquire the skills necessary to develop safety programs that adhere to the requirements of the Human Rights Law.
- Present to management and staff, in a professional manner, information and plans related to human rights and their impact on safety programs.
- Understand how to communicate and interact effectively with the regulators, including Occupational Health and Safety and the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
- Pre- and post-course activities may be required as part of this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass one week prior to the course start date; advanced registration is advised.
- Students are required to bring to class a printed copy of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation, and Code in its entirety. Digital copies of the Act can be acquired free of charge at the Alberta Queen’s Printer website (www.qp.alberta.ca).
- Course materials are available in eClass, including readings supplied as PDFs or web links.
- Graded on a pass or fail basis: a passing grade of 70% or higher is required to receive Completed Requirements (CR) on your transcript.
Since 2001, Mark Greene has worked for Alberta Justice, where he is currently the lead civil legal counsel for Occupational Health and Safety. Mark also provides advice to many government departments in respect to occupational health and safety issues. His background experience includes environme...
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