Health Protection Technology

Code: HPEO411
Apply this course towards: Environmental and Occupational Health

Course description

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.

Learning objectives

  • Explain risks posed by various workplace hazards. These include—but are not limited to—common illness and injury outcomes.
  • Evaluate workplace hazards through available assessment tools and a variety of information sources, such as other workplace health and safety personnel.
  • Discuss the “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.
  • 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.

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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).