Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
This course will provide an introduction to occupational health and safety legislation, workplace hazards, and the administration of organizational health and safety practices. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the historical, moral, economical and legislative importance of a well-managed health and safety system.
- Describe the regulatory framework surrounding occupational health and safety.
- Illustrate the role/function of the workplace parties in occupational health and safety.
- Explain technical aspects of safety management including hazard recognition, assessment and control.
- Identify, categorize, and discuss the various sources of workplace hazards.
- Describe the process for controlling hazards and managing risk in the workplace.
- Understand the fundamental theories of worker protection and how these are applied in the workplace.
- Identify how to recognize and analyze factors contributing to incidents/accidents.
- How to determine root cause and establish correlations to incident/accident prevention.
- Discuss how to effectively manage an occupational health and safety program in the workplace.
- State the elements needed to create a health and safety management system.
- Explain how the human resource professional is a key player in organizational health and safety (i.e. training, culture, disability management, program development, etc.)