Course description

Building on the foundational knowledge developed in Introduction to Health, Wellness & Safe Workplace, this course will focus on the operationalization of workplace safety in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations, standards, and guidelines. Topics of focus will include safeguards, personal protective equipment, hazardous materials and materials handling, and proper techniques for working with equipment. Through simulations and case studies, students will gain experience in conducting workplace inspections, incident investigations, and audits. Additional topics include: confined space, hazmat, trench rescue, hot work, elevated work, working alone and remote work. The role of management systems in promoting a strong safety and wellness culture will be explored

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: OHS8020 OHS8250
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery