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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

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Online
Dates
Oct 06, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbooks:

Title: (2018) OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook
Publisher:  Albert Queen's printer
ISBN:9780779752256
For more information please visit Alberta Labour

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety 
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780176657178
Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca

 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your 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 who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this 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
Feb 16, 2021 to Apr 26, 2021
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbooks:

Title: (2018) OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook
Publisher:  Albert Queen's printer
ISBN:9780779752256
For more information please visit Alberta Labour

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety 
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780176657178
Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca

 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your 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 who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this 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
Class
Days
T, W, Th, F
Time
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jul 20, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbooks:

Title: (2018) OHS Act, Regulation And Code Handbook
Publisher:  Albert Queen's printer
ISBN:9780779752256
For more information please visit Alberta Labour

Title: Management of Occupational Health and Safety 
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780176657178
Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca

 

Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course there may be pre-work assigned. Your instructor will post this to D2L one week (7 calendar days) before the course start date.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

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

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

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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