This certificate program is designed to assist participants in defining health and safety objectives and developing policies and procedures. Incorporating theory and practical awareness, as well as knowledge and application of the related aspects of Occupational Health & Safety, you will be able to apply the must-know information that is a priority in today’s workplaces.
Level 1 Group 1 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Occupational Health & Safety LegislationSFTY-6002 3 Yes Yes Yes You will study an in-depth analysis of current employment health and safety legislation in Ontario and its implications for safety in the workplace. Topics covered include Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and various environmental statutes. Safety AdministrationSFTY-3003 3 Yes No No This course covers the history of accident prevention and concentrates on the principles of 'managing safety'. Students will learn how to implement an effective safety program. This course examines proper accident investigation, accident reporting, audits, inspections, accident costs, safety committees, elimination of hazards and basic loss control principles. Hazard ManagementSFTY-3004 3 No Yes No This course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts of hazard management- recognition, evaluation, and control of safety and health hazards in the workplace environment as related to management and the occupational health and safety team. Topics include safety management planning, critical task analysis, physical hazards and ergonomics as well as an introduction to hazardous waste management. Training & DevelopmentMGMT-3042 3 Yes Yes Yes Students will learn how to identify training needs, develop and evaluate training programs, and training delivery techniques. Students will be required to design and facilitate a training session in class. In addition, students will learn about the importance of training programs and how they contribute to the corporate well being and development of an organization and its employees. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx Occupational HygieneSFTY-3002 3 Yes Yes Yes This course is designed to introduce students to the historical background, current status and basic concepts of occupational hygiene recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards in the workplace environment and to relate the role of the industrial hygienist to other professionals in the occupational health team. Topics covered include: classification of chemical, biological, and physical stresses, legislation, toxicology, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards. Note: Recommend students have a good knowledge of science. Group 2 Expected Availability Credits Fall Winter Summer Health & Safety Management SystemsSFTY-1050 3 Yes No No This course introduces you to the concepts withinhealth, safety and environmental managementsystems. OH&S practitioners look to a systematicapproach when managing the health and safetysystems for their work environment. You willreview and compare international and canadianstandards for health and safety managementsystems. As a student you will discuss strategyfor audit criteria development andimplementation. Key elements of a managementsystem, including program development andfollowing the PDCA (plan, do, check, act)principles will be introduced within the course. Organizational BehaviourMGMT-3007 3 Yes Yes Yes Students in this course will acquire and learn to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully in any organization. Organizational, team and individual relationships and processes and their impact on organizational outcomes will provide the framework for the course. Within this framework, various topics, including theories of organizational behaviour, decision making, communication, motivation, leadership, values, emotion, conflict, negotiation and perception, will be examined. Students will complete a personality assessment and relate their results to course concepts. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see: http://www.hrpa.ca/RegulationandHRDesignations/Pages/HR-Designations.aspx ErgonomicsSFTY-1018 3 Yes Yes Yes You will learn to analyze and recognize the ergonomic factors in today's workplaces. Emergency ManagementEMGT-5001 2 Yes Yes Yes You will develop an understanding of various emergency plans/procedures and your responsibility as identified in those plans. You will become aware of the resources available within the emergency response community. The information taught in this course is specific to the Emergency Response field. Students will learn unique information concerning response to emergency and how to manage them. Environmental Management-IntroENVR-1025 3 No Yes No This course facilitates the development of analytical and evaluation skills required in the management of environmental issues. Students gain a better understanding of the complexity of environmental policies, legislation procedures, and familiarity with the implications and effects of environmental management strategies. The application and development of site inspections and program auditing are explored to assist in the recognition and analysis of potential environmental risks as they would apply in the development of an environmental management system. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Algonquin college.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, historical development, and legislation which ensures health and safety for the worker in the workplace.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles that individuals play in providing a healthy and safe workplace.
- Develop and utilize communication skills and knowledge of the group process to promote and implement health and safety programs for employees, their families and the community.
- Identify the factors that affect the health and the safety of the worker and the workplace.
- Develop and utilize problem-solving skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of occupational health and safety programs.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety hazards, their evaluation and control.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and techniques of leadership, adult education and the role of the joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee management.
- Explain when and how to access the expertise in Occupational Health and Safety available in this province.
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