Minimizing risks to ensure a safe working environment may require the use of engineering controls such as safety equipment and personal protective equipment. This course provides information on the proper selection, use and maintenance of protective devices, and explores the design and implementation of workplace medical surveillance programs.
Develop an in-depth appreciation of the risks posed by various workplace hazards. These include—but are not limited to—common illness and injury outcomes.
Learn to evaluate workplace hazards through available assessment tools and a variety of information sources, such as other workplace health and safety personnel.
Become familiar with “Hierarchy of Protection,” and its various components. Reliance on personal protective equipment is de-emphasized.
Develop a broad approach to risk reduction and worker protection.
Become very aware that reliance on personal protective equipment alone is foolhardy and irresponsible, and should only be done when there is no other recourse.
Be able to describe various methods of reducing risks and protecting workers through a knowledgeable, systematic and pragmatic approach.
Admission to the certificate program in Environmental and Occupational Health.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A course refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, will only be provided within six calendar days after the course start date. You will need to provide notification of withdrawal by phone: 250-721-6129 OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).