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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 (HR) management function. As an HR professional, you need to be knowledgeable about current occupational health and safety regulations, equipment/process safety, behavioural aspects of safety, and ways to prevent and minimize hazards in the workplace.

Identify the link between occupational health and safety and human resources management, and examine occupational health and safety as it relates to economic, legal, technical and moral issues in order to create and implement safe and healthy workplaces.

You will also gain an adequate understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its Regulations, and the practical tools used by industry’s health and safety professionals today.

Well-suited participants of this course include those working towards the Diploma in Human Resources Management or CHRP professional designation, and people working in or who wish to work in human resources management.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the duties and roles assigned under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and recognize OHS Regulations that commonly apply to workplaces
  • Recognize and describe chemical, biological and physical hazards in the workplace and outline considerations for safe work design aimed at reducing musculoskeletal injuries
  • Explain the components of workplace violence and harassment prevention programs
  • Understand how to manage the stages, components, and possible outcomes towards resolution of a work refusal
  • Conduct a hazard analysis and risk assessment in order to provide guidance that meets best practices and regulatory compliance
  • Conduct accident investigations including reviewing underlying and root-causes and provide recommendations for corrective actions
  • Describe reporting requirements of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Workplace Safety Insurance Board
  • Identify components and actions that comprise a basic return to work program
  • Discuss the components of an effective Health and Safety Program

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

Job Market Overview


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Mini-Assignment 10%
Quizzes (4 x 5%) 20%
Assignments (4 x 15%) 60%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.


This course is offered in the Fall Semester.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Occupational Health and Safety
Remote Instruction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
September 11, 2024 to November 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Reading List / Textbook
To be confirmed.
Section Notes

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

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

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