Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
This introduction to theories and practices of health and safety programs in the workplace includes the recognition, evaluation, and control hazards. You will develop a basic understanding of accident control procedures as you examine the legislations related to accident investigation, work site inspection, accident causation theories, and safe-work procedure development.
Course at a glance
- Offered fully online or through blended (online + in-class) learning.
- Explore the main concepts of safety management, understand how they play a role in your work as a health and safety practitioner, and learn how to apply them for solving relevant practical problems.
- 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:
- Describe the fundamental elements of effective health and safety management systems.
- Apply basic concepts and principles associated with managing safety, such as hazard assessment, risk management, incident investigation, workplace inspections, training, and continuous improvement.
- Explain the variations in roles and duties of health and safety practitioners, as well as their relationship with others.
- Describe the evolution of health and safety management since the industrial revolution.
- Describe a basic approach to building an effective health and safety management system.
- Describe the basic OHS legislation in Alberta and its general influence on OHS performance.
- This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4620 are delivered entirely online; others are taught through a mix of online and in-class instruction (blended).
- When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (online or blended).
- The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Required reading materials: Practical Loss Control Leadership, 3rd edition, Bird, F. E., Clark, M.D. & Germain, G. L., 2003; Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code, Alberta Queen’s Printer (www.qp.alberta.ca).
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.