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Occupational Health and Safety

Course Code HRMT-310
Course Name Occupational Health and Safety
Category Business
Description The major objective of the Occupation Health and Safety course will be on the identification, evaluation and control of safety hazards associated with the work environment.

During the duration of the offering, you will develop a solid understanding of the legislation, processes, procedures and techniques involved in workplace safety hazard recognition, assessment and control. More specifically, you will become adept in:

• Theoretical and applied aspects of the occupation health and safety function in human resource management;
• Economic, social and moral considerations of Occupational Health and Safety in an organization;
• Classification and identification of workplace hazardous agents;
• Techniques for recognizing, assessing and controlling safety hazards;
• Management of health and safety programs in an organization.

These topics will be taught through a host of in-class lectures, quizzes, a mid-term consisting of multiple choice, short answer, case analysis and definitional questions as well as a final exam. To ensure you receive practical training in this area, the Occupation Health and Safety course will also include three assignments: preparing a report on an incident; administering a stress survey and preparing a report analyzing findings with a group; and conducting a workplace safety inspection and preparing a report based on your group findings.

Once you complete this course, you will have the know-how to:

•Develop health and safety strategies, policies and practices that are equitable and meet the needs of diverse communities within legal constraints;
•Apply hazard recognition, assessment and control techniques to meet legal requirements;
•Conduct workplace safety inspections, write inspection reports and recommend actions for improvement;
•Conduct workplace incident investigations and recommend actions to prevent similar incidents from occurring again in the future;
•Prepare worker compensation claim documents and manage claims;
•Apply accommodation principles to develop return to work strategies for injured workers and a disability management program;
•Develop a workplace violence and harassment program that includes policy, procedures and meets training requirements;
•Identify and assess stressors in the workplace, and develop stress management programs;
•Develop an emergency preparedness and response plan for different types of emergencies;
•Evaluate and audit the Occupational and Health Safety policies, procedures and practices, including employee wellness programs, of an organization for continuous improvement.
Notes Prerequisite: Human Resources Management HRMT-301 or permission of the department.
Required course for the following outside certifications: HRPA of Ontario

This course is offered in both CE and Distance Learning formats.
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Section Cost Semester Start Date End Date Meeting Times Campus
415 $362.97 Fall 2023 2023-09-12 2023-12-19
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417 $362.97 Fall 2023 2023-10-02 2024-01-08
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425 $382.14 Winter 2024 2024-01-16 2024-04-23
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426 $382.14 Winter 2024 2024-02-01 2024-05-09
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435 $362.97 Summer 2024 2024-05-14 2024-08-20
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438 $362.97 Summer 2024 2024-06-03 2024-09-09
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