Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds.
About the course
This course will introduce students to statistics and data management, through a Health and Safety professional’s perspective. The focus of the course includes an introduction to basic units of measure, statistical analysis, and how to present and interpret data visually. Topics include: basic arithmetic and algebraic operations; units of measurement, basic statistical measures; probability, sampling distribution and confidence levels; examples of performance measures; and data display and reporting. The course includes specific and practical examples of how each topic may be applied to occupational health and safety management.
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:
- Describe current trends in health and safety performance.
- Classify types of data.
- Measure central tendency in a data set.
- Interpret summarized data in different types of charts (e.g. pie, histogram).
- Measure confidence intervals.
- Create visual reports with a given data set.
- While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior completion of Introduction to Health and Safety Systems (EXOS 4620) and/or Management of Health and Safety Systems (EXOS 4621) is recommended for student success.
- Although not a requirement for successfully completing the course, students are encouraged to use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets to practice activities and complete assignments.
- Blended courses combine in-class and online activities; be sure to refer to your course schedule to learn more about when the class meets in person and when you’ll be completing work online.
- Pre- and post-class activities are required as part of this course. Pre-class instructions and materials are available on eClass prior to the course start date; advanced registration is advised.
- Reading materials: required and supplementary module readings are listed in the syllabus and in eClass.
Ryan Davis is a management and OHS consultant based out of Edmonton, Alberta. His practice focuses on measuring health and safety management systems, education, and data analysis. Ryan holds an MBA, is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional, a Certified Health and Safety Consultant, and Certif...
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