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BMC 317 Regulations, Roles, and Responsibilities for HSE Professionals

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Course Description

Gain valuable insight into regulatory and ethical aspects of managing an occupational health and safety program. Explore common concepts in provincial and federal occupational health and safety law, including due diligence and the internal responsibility system. Discuss ethical perspectives around individual rights and employer responsibilities such as worker benefits, WCB premiums, employer obligations, and work refusal provisions. Learn strategies to reduce risk, increase compliance, and ensure that your organization is meeting its legal requirements.

Prerequisite:
All Sections: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems: The Basics
Online or Blended Sections: BMC 352 Learning Online

Course Details

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

  • Understand basic legal terminology: categories of law, principles, concepts, and be able to give examples in the area of OHS law.
  • Define, describe and explain the nature and functioning of the Internal Responsibility System (IRS).
  • Outline the individual and employer duties which typically fulfill the IRS in most jurisdictions.
  • Be able to explain to others the meaning of due diligence and how one derives specific actions from general principles.
  • Give examples of how elements of an OHS management system derive from legal requirements; both specific standards and general duty clauses.
  • Describe the proper role of health and safety committees and worker representatives given the IRS philosophy.
  • Set out the steps involved in a typical work refusal provision, describe the pitfalls, and explain how work refusals can be avoided in the first place; emphasizing the connection with the IRS.
  • Be able to explain the elements of a WHMIS program, their origin in law, and their significance for reducing risk.
  • Describe the proper role of the Inspector/Officer given the real meaning of the IRS.
  • Be able to set out regulatory regimes (both federal and provincial) outside of OHS statutes that affect OHS; e.g. human rights codes, labour relations, public health laws, etc.
  • Understand the nature of criminal negligence and how individuals and organizations can avoid criminal liability.

Notes

Formerly: BMC 121 Occupational Health and Safety Law


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  BMC 317 - 022 Regulations, Roles, and Responsibilities for HSE Professionals  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   24 Jan 2017 to 03 Apr 2017
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Maria Raimondi
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: 2013 OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook

Edition: 13th

Authors:

Publisher: Alberta Queen's Printer

 

Required Textbook

Title: A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Compliance in Alberta

Edition:

Authors: Keith And Neave

Publisher: Canada Law Book

 

For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks please go to: http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

To compare new and used textbook prices, visit: http://calgary.verbacompare.com/comparison?id=104502

  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
  • This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date.
A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  
 
  BMC 317 - 023 Regulations, Roles, and Responsibilities for HSE Professionals  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
18 Apr 2017 to 20 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Rob Morphew
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: 2013 OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook

Edition: 13th Printing

Authors:

Publisher:

Required Textbook

Title: A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Compliance in Alberta

Edition:

Authors: Keith And Neave

Publisher: Canada Law Book

For information on the UofC Bookstore hours, store locations or how to purchase textbooks please go to: http://www.calgarybookstore.ca

To compare new and used textbook prices, visit: http://calgary.verbacompare.com/comparison?id=104502

  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  
 


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