Statistics and Data Management in Occupational Health and Safety

Alberta School of Business

How long?

  • 2 weeks
  • online

Alberta School of Business

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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.

Take note:

  • 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.

Experts

Ryan Davis

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...

Statistics and Data Management in Occupational Health and Safety at Alberta School of Business

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