Now is the time to start building your skills for use in the exciting field of occupational health and safety. Various industry, government, and healthcare sectors across Canada demand skilled Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners to keep workers safe and ensure up-to-date regulations are followed in the workplace.
The Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals course is the place to start. In this introductory course, you will discover the path that the occupational health and safety field has followed, from its early beginnings in workplace tragedies to what it looks like in Canada today. Safety theories will show you different ways to think about understanding and preventing workplace incidents. An overview of safety systems, safety programs, and safety resources lay down the foundation for your understanding of the occupational health and safety field.
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You Will Learn How to:
- Draw on key lessons learned from the history of OH&S in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world
- Understand safety theories, systems, and programs, including the role of the OH&S Practitioner
- Describe the key components of a safety program and the basic OH&S principles that form the basis for OH&S legislation in different jurisdictions
- Identify resources and codes of ethics available to OH&S Practitioners
Who should attend:
Students interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety, and small employers that want to ensure OH&S practices are being implemented in their organization.
Requirements: PC is Recommended for better user experience. Mac is also supported.
Textbook: Occupational Health and Safety; Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice Author - Dianne E.G. Dyck Publisher - Lexis Nexis, 2015 ISBN - 978-0-433-47896-6
(You will use this book for all of the courses)