Occupational Health and Safety Management (Co-op)


Occupational Health and Safety Management-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CANS-6001Contemporary Canadian Society3
Using a sociological lens, this course introduces students to the Canadian social landscape and key societal topics. Students will learn about Canada's history and the experiences of various ethnic, linguistic, and racial groups within the nation. Through understanding the myriad dynamics of culture, socialization, and oppression, students will gain critical insight and holistic understanding of Canadian contemporary society. Topics relevant to race, gender, class, and immigration will be examined in the context of increased equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives within Canadian institutions.
CANS-6002Citizenship & Immigration in Canada3
What are the factors that have influenced Canada's ever-evolving immigration and citizenship policies and how do these factors influence us today? These are the two major questions that we will address in this course. In answering these questions, we will look at why immigration was central to Canada's nation-building, why there was backlash to immigration, and why World War II was a catalyst for change in Canadian immigration policies. Through understanding the past, we will learn about today's understandings of culture, society, politics, civic responsibility, and belonging in relation to Canadian citizenship and immigration.
POLI-6001Canadian Government & Politics3
Canada's governments and political systems are faced with the challenge of governing a diverse population who inhabit the second-largest nation in the world. Understanding those systems is key to living, learning and working in Canada. Students taking this course will learn the history and current status of Canadian political systems and leaders - from the foundations of the nation at Confederation to the policies and issues behind current government decisions. Students will understand the rights of citizens, the laws of the nation, the political parties that seek to govern us, our three levels of government, and how to engage with those levels for specific issues or needs. Throughout the course, students will learn how to find reliable Canadian media sources to develop the skills needed to critically analyse current issues and consider ways in which the political system could be improved - in part, by considering the policies and practices of other nations.
HLTH-6051Canadian Health Care System3
This course will introduce graduate-level international students to the Canadian health care system. Topics to be covered include the history of health care, provincial and federal roles and responsibilities, key health care occupations, provincial health insurance inclusion, and private health care in Canada. Students will also explore and debate current health care issues and trends. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate and access their provincial health care system for themselves and their families.
DEVL-6035The Canadian Workplace3
This course will teach post-graduate level students that are new to the Canadian workplace the fundamentals of job searching practices, the various processes related to applying to jobs, interview techniques and employer expectations when interviewing. It will also examine workplace culture and on-the-job expectations in order to be successful in Canada. Students will become familiar with their rights and employment standards in Canada, and specifically in Ontario. Students will be able to create targeted resumes for various levels of employment in Canada. Students will also be introduced to the importance and value of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as it relates to workplace organizations. By the end of the course, students will have the necessary tool kit, including essential entry-level marketing documents and various resources to be successful, to begin their career journey in Canada.
COMM-6046Canadian Workplace Communications3
This course will introduce post-graduate level international students to communication within the Canadian workplace. Topics to be covered will include verbal, non-verbal and written communications, with a focus on cultural differences. In this course, students will learn how to create basic workplace messages (including social media), engage in workplace conversations, organize workplace meetings, and deliver informal presentations. Instruction will emphasize the importance of tone, audience, purpose, body language, word choice, and grammar in the Canadian context. Through group work, students will develop interpersonal strategies for common face-to-face workplace interactions. By the end of the course, students will be able to confidently engage in basic communication with co-workers, clients and customers in the Canadian workplace.
DEVL-6036Post-Secondary Learning in Canada3
This course will prepare graduate-level international students for the learning environment in Canadian post-secondary institutions. Topics to be covered will include academic integrity, research methods and online learning. Students will learn to apply research, information evaluation and citation skills in addition to learning critical Academic Integrity principles. Students will also be exposed to common teaching and learning methods used in graduate certificate programs, including case-based learning, problem-based learning and experiential learning, and investigate relevant study skills and College resources that will support their learning and development Students will work individually and in groups, both in F2F and online learning environments, and will have ample opportunity for skill development that will support their success in future coursework.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SFTY-6015Health and Safety Management 13
In this course, students learn the fundamentals of health and safety management. Topics include an overview of health and safety legislation, standards and practices; due diligence; policies and procedures; duties of employers, supervisors and workers; inspections; investigations; the role of training; risk management principles; injury and illness management; common industrial processes; and management systems. Students create a health and safety policy, identify the benefits, and outline a program needed to support the policy.
SFTY-6016Hazards and Risks 13
This course introduces students to the wide variety of hazards that exist in the workplace and to the basics of risk management. Topics covered include working at heights; hazardous energy sources; biological, chemical and physical hazards; industrial hygiene principles of anticipating, evaluating and controlling hazards; lockout/tagout/tryout; basics of fire protection; and basics of emergency response. Additional topics include selection of personal protective equipment and engineering controls. Students conduct a hazard assessment and develop a risk reduction action plan.
SFTY-6017Health and Safety Lab 13
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in other Level 1 courses and practice various health and safety techniques. Students gain experience in hazard assessments; inspections; use of personal protective equipment; emergency response; industrial hygiene techniques (e.g., sampling strategies, use of sampling equipment, noise dosimeters, calibrations of equipment); ergonomic assessments; lock out/tagout/tryout; confined space entry requirements; and guarding surveys. Students conduct a hazard assessment using quantitative tools and identify strategies to reduce risk
MGMT-6197Organizational Culture and Behaviour3
In this course, students learn about organizational culture and behaviour and how both can be critical to improving an occupational health and safety program. Topics include organizational culture; working in teams; demographics; employee engagement; leading vs. lagging metrics; human psychology principles; social factors; safety culture surveys; safety maturity model and how to improve an organization's culture. Students complete a safety culture survey and identify opportunities for improvement.
LAWS-6049Ohs Legislation and Standards3
In this course, students learn about occupational health and safety legislation and standards that apply to workplaces in Ontario and Canada, and learn how to interpret the requirements. Topics include general principles of law; legislation for health, safety and environment; due diligence; internal responsibility system; rights and responsibilities; powers of enforcement agencies; health and safety acts; industrial establishments regulations; and construction regulations. Students interpret and apply legislation and standards through case studies/scenarios.
COMM-6051Comm. for the Safety Professional3
In this course, students learn the critical role of communication in occupational health and safety, identify internal and external stakeholders, and apply techniques to ensure effective and transparent communication. Topics include engagement, influence and communication techniques, an understanding of communication barriers and conflict management. Students become familiar with occupation-specific documents and forms required by external regulatory and enforcement bodies, as well as documents for internal audiences (e.g., informational bulletins, training materials, meeting minutes, reports and policy and procedure documents). Students produce a variety of occupation-specific documents and deliver a short training presentation.
DEVL-6037Ethics and Professional Practice2
In this course, students learn about professional ethics in the occupational health and safety field. Topics include obligations of a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP); the Code of Conduct established by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP); professional liability, errors and omissions; corporate governance; corporate social responsibility, and roles of specialists within the health and safety field. Students apply an ethical framework and professional expectations to case studies/scenarios.
HLTH-6065Workplace Health and Wellness2
In this course, students learn about workplace health and wellness programs. Topics include injury, illness and disease prevention/management programs; employee and family assistance programs; wellness programs; mental health; disability management programs; addiction control programs; workplace violence and harassment; fitness for duty; and basic ergonomics. Additional topics include the effects of fatigue, psychosocial factors, work/life balance, and coping skills/techniques for health and safety professionals. Students develop simple strategies to support workplace health and wellness.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses;
SFTY-6018Health and Safety Management 23
Building on Health and Safety Management 1, this course expands on health and safety management systems. Topics include risk management, policies and procedures, industrial hygiene management, injury management, disability management, International Management Systems (ISO 14001, ISO 45001), Mental Health Standard CSA Z1003, advanced industrial processes, and training management. Students learn about data management and statistics, specifically the use of statistics and metrics (i.e., performance indicators, lagging vs. leading) when developing a business case. Students create a business case for a simple health and safety program using relevant data.
SFTY-6019Hazards and Risks 23
Building on Hazards and Risks 1, this course covers more complex hazards and risks within workplaces. Topics covered include hazardous energy sources; biological, chemical and physical hazards; industrial hygiene principles of anticipating, evaluating and controls hazards; flammable liquid and combustible dust; psychosocial hazards; and musculoskeletal injuries. Additional topics include risk management, ergonomics, and various controls. Students conduct a job hazard assessment and develop an action plan to reduce the associated risks.
SFTY-6020Health and Safety Lab 23
Building on Health and Safety Lab 1, this course provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in Level 1 and 2 courses and practice various health and safety techniques. Topics include advanced hazard assessments; inspections; emergency response techniques; advanced industrial hygiene techniques including sampling strategies, use of sampling equipment, noise dosimeters, and calibrations of equipment; advanced ergonomic assessments and interventions; data collection and analysis techniques; implementation of controls; reporting writing; and incident investigation with root cause analysis. Students conduct a mock incident investigation, including root cause analysis and determination of corrective/preventative actions
MGMT-6198Management and Leadership Principles3
In this course, students learn management and leadership principles which will help them navigate various organizational cultures. Topics include organizational structure, function, leadership styles, leading high performance teams, change management, roles within an organization, coaching/mentoring, leading within an organizational culture, and driving change. Students conduct self-assessments to determine their individual leadership traits and develop strategies to positively impact the workplace.
SFTY-6021OHS Program Design3
In this course, students draw on knowledge gained in all courses in the program to assess and implement a health and safety program. Topics include designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of an occupational health and safety program using relevant theories and practices. Students select a workplace partner, assess the health and safety needs of the partner organization, develop a health and safety program, and implement one element of the proposed health and safety program.
DEVL-6038Career Devl. for the Safety Professional3
In this course, students focus on the career management skills needed to navigate the evolving field of occupational health and safety. Students will evaluate their skills, ethical principles, attitudes, and expectations and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students create a personalized career management plan.
ENVR-6004Environmental Protection & Sustainabilty3
In this course, students are provided with an overview of environmental protection and sustainability principles aligned with current industry trends. Topics include legislation, air permits, hazardous waste management, recycling, waste water handling, transportation of dangerous goods, emergency/spill response basics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. Additional topics include carbon reduction, environmental audits/inspections, environmental management systems, and mass balance process reviews, Students develop policies and procedures related to environmental protection, and complete a mass balance process review.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 17 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program