Course Description

Basic concepts of management, decision-making and engineering design that affect the OHS specialist. Introduces individual elements of the contemporary OHS management system. Each element is considered from an evidence-based perspective, as a background for implementing codified management systems standards and best practices guidelines. Students will set health and safety priorities, develop management system plans, and negotiate health and safety requirements in the manufacturing, distribution, use, and/or disposal phases of a product or process life-cycle.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


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