Course Description

Identify safety hazards and controls related to industrial work activities and processes including material handling, manufacturing techniques, electrical safety and welding. Gain basic knowledge of common safety issues related to confined spaces, fall protection, hand and power tools, automated systems and more! While the course does focus on the industrial work environment, most of the issues addressed in the course can be related to other occupational settings.This course will assist students preparing to write the examination for the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) and the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designations. In alignment with the CRST and CRSP exams, the course is centred around the BCRSP’s principal reference text for safety applications (Accident & Prevention Manual for Business and Industry: Engineering & Technology) and the Canada Labour Code (Part II).

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Be able to identify safety issues related to facility design, operations, and maintenance.
  • Understand safety processes related to material handling including issues related to material movement and storage.
  • Gain knowledge of safety issues relating to various industrial work processes including the use of hand tools, powered tools, automated systems, woodworking, metal working, and welding.
  • Learn about confined spaces, fall protection, and electrical and pressurized systems.


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Online Asynchronous
Sep 17, 2024 to Dec 16, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.00
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Accident Prevention Manual for Business & Industry: Engineering & Technology
Edition: 14th
Authors: Philip E. Hagan
Publisher: National Safety Council
ISBN: 978-0879123222

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Also available as an e-book from biblio.com.


Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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