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.
Those working towards the U of G Diploma in Human Resources Management and others interested in Occupational Health and Safety.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Discuss the Health and Safety Movement and its influence on workplace safety today;
- Define the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its Regulations;
- Explore ways to prevent and minimize chemical / biological and physical hazards in the workplace;
- Examine mechanical hazards and machine safeguarding requirements;
- Conduct hazard analysis and risk assessments to ensure occupational health and safety best practices;
- Learn how to conduct accident investigations, accident reporting processes, and accident root-cause analysis methods; and
- Recognize workplace violence and harassment and utilize conflict resolution strategies to resolve workplace violence and harassment as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- 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 CareersHuman Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Health and Safety Specialist
|Assignments (4 x 10%)||40%|
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Diploma in Human Resources Management : Required Courses
*Course details are subject to change.