Course description

This course will provide an introduction to and foundation for all other courses in the program. Students will learn about an organization’s moral, legal and ethical responsibilities to the safety and wellness of its workers. Concepts explored include: due diligence; health and safety legislation, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, and best practices; duties of workplace parties; inspections, investigations, and audits; disability management; work disability prevention; physical. biological and chemical and safety hazard/risk assessment and mitigation; occupational hygiene; psychological health and safety in the workplace including violence and harassment; emergency preparedness; the role of training in health and safety; safety culture/climate; and health promotion in the workplace.

Course details

Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Build courses into a credential

This course is part of the following program(s):


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, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

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