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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 Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 05, 2024 to May 13, 2024
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $559.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

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

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

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

Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 10, 2024 to Nov 18, 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
Available from Alberta King's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

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

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 Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 12, 2024 to Feb 03, 2025
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
Available from Alberta King's Printer (Laws Online Catalogue)

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

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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