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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.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students 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 fulfil 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

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Type
Online
Dates
Jan 31, 2023 to Apr 10, 2023
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook - May 31, 2022
Publisher:  Alberta Queen's printer
ISBN: 9780779831555
Available from Alberta Queen's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Edition: 8th
Authors: Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis, Bernadette Gatien
Publisher: TopHat
ISBN-13: 9781774122952

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

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.

Type
Online
Dates
Apr 18, 2023 to Jun 27, 2023
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook - May 31, 2022
Publisher:  Alberta Queen's printer
ISBN: 9780779831555
Available from Alberta Queen's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Edition: 8th
Authors: Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis, Bernadette Gatien
Publisher: TopHat
ISBN-13: 9781774122952

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

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.

Type
Online
Dates
Sep 12, 2023 to Nov 20, 2023
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook - May 31, 2022
Publisher:  Alberta King's printer
ISBN: 9780779831555
Available from Alberta Queen's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Edition: 8th
Authors: Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis, Bernadette Gatien
Publisher: TopHat
ISBN-13: 9781774122952

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

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.

Type
Online
Dates
Nov 15, 2023 to Feb 06, 2024
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook - May 31, 2022
Publisher:  Alberta King's printer
ISBN: 9780779831555
Available from Alberta Queen's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety
Edition: 8th
Authors: Kevin Kelloway, Lori Francis, Bernadette Gatien
Publisher: TopHat
ISBN-13: 9781774122952

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course.

The live session dates and times are TBD.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

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.

No classes between December 18 2023 and January 2 2024

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