This course is designed to give you an overall understanding of the fundamental parts of an effective health and safety program from start to finish. Depending on the industry, a safety program will have different needs that can include written policies, training and a communication plan. You will identify the shortcomings of a health and safety program by evaluating injury statistics, and then create programs that address the high injury areas. The course will involve discussion of more recent issues in the health and safety field, such as violence in the workplace and mental health. Additional discussion will cover historical issues, such as chemicals and physical hazards, and how they are integrated into an overall health and safety program.
Develop informed health and safety decisions and recommendations based on a knowledge of the evolution of health and safety legislation
Describe all elements of a comprehensive health and safety program that can be applied to any industry regardless of the geographic location of the workplace.
Demonstrate competency interpreting health and safety legislation
Create policies and procedures that bring organizations into legal compliance.
Communicate legal roles and responsibilities of organization, employers, and employees
Discuss strategies to implement an effective health and safety program including the barriers that may exist including lack of management commitment and budgetary restraints.
Identify multi-industry workplace hazards and develop prevention strategies
Recognize or identify the legislative health and safety requirements applicable to where you live
Design a health and safety program for a workplace and introduce best practices for minimizing injuries and maintaining a healthy safety record
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
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.