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Course Description

Safety in the workplace presentation with workers learning about safety equipment

In many organizations, health and safety is the responsibility of the Human Resources Management (HR) function. This course will identify the link between occupational health and safety and human resources management. Human Resources professionals need to be knowledgeable about current occupational health and safety regulations, equipment/process safety, behavioral aspects of safety, and ways to prevent and minimize hazards in the workplace. This course examines occupational health and safety as it relates to economic, legal, technical and moral issues in order to create and implement safe and healthy workplaces.

This course is designed to help students get an adequate understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its Regulations, as well as preparing competent human resources professionals with practical tools used by industry’s health and safety professionals today.   

Designed For

Those working towards the U of G Diploma in Human Resources Management and others interested in Occupational Health and Safety.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the Health and Safety Movement and its influence on workplace safety today;
  2. Define the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its Regulations;
  3. Explore ways to prevent and minimize chemical / biological and physical hazards in the workplace;
  4. Examine mechanical hazards and machine safeguarding requirements;
  5. Conduct hazard analysis and risk assessments to ensure occupational health and safety best practices;
  6. Learn how to conduct accident investigations, accident reporting processes, and accident root-cause analysis methods; and
  7. Recognize workplace violence and harassment and utilize conflict resolution strategies to resolve workplace violence and harassment as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Course Topics

  • Legislative Framework
  • Hazard Recognition, Risk Assessment and Control
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Physical, Chemical and Biological Agents
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Psychosocial Hazards
  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • Disability Management and Return to Work
  • Workers’ Compensation

Sample Careers

 Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Health and Safety Specialist


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Assignments (4 x 10%) 40%
Mini-Quizzes 20%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Occupational Health and Safety
Remote Instruction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
September 16, 2021 to November 25, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

This course will be delivered remotely.  You will be required to participate via live video conferencing every Thursday evening from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

Orientation Session (Zoom & CourseLink): Wednesday September 8: 12-1pm EST.  Optional, but highly recommended for those who have not yet participated in an orientation for a course in this program to ensure that you will be set up for success on your first day. 

This course uses Zoom for live video conferencing, combined with the CourseLink Learning Management System.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Management of Occupational Health & Safety by E. Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis , and Bernadette Gatien Top Hat 8th edition ISBN 0176893016 ISBN-13: 9780176893019
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