This course introduces aspects of occupational health and safety that are relevant to students regardless of their career choice. In the first half of the course, we will discuss workplace safety and accidents including what to do in case of a work-related incident. In the second half of the course, the nature of common occupational health hazards, their effects upon the human body and examples of typical protective devices and measures to reduce the risk are examined. Techniques of hazard recognition, evaluation and control are examined.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
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.
Note for Intensive sections only: intensive section(s) of this course, scheduled for delivery over a 5 day period, will require students to be in class throughout each day, and may include additional asynchronous components, recorded material, group work. etc. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
- Occupational Health and Safety : Required Courses