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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
OLRN1239 Chemical Hazards

Description: This course will continue to address unhealthy work conditions and more specific legislation which applies to these situations. Methods of monitoring for hazardous substances, correcting the situation and preventing future incidents will be discussed. Concepts of the industrial processes, risk analysis and the role of fail-safe studies will be presented.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OHS1220 Fire Protection

Description: This course provides students with specific knowledge related to fire and life safety. Topics include the chemistry and physics of fire, building design for life safety, and other aspects of fire and life safety. Applicable legislation related to fire and life safety is also covered.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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48 Yes Details
OHS1010 Fundamentals Of Ergonomics

Description: Beginning with an overview of occupational ergonomics, this course includes topics ranging from identification of ergonomic risk factors to ergonomic aspects of computer-based work.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36   Details
OLRN1236 Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety Law

Description: This course will discuss the fundamentals of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Specific attention will be given to: application and administration, joint committees, toxic substances, notices, enforcement, penalties, safety policy, internal responsibility system, WHMIS, certification, regulations respecting biological and chemical agents and designated substances.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
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39 Yes Details
OHS1040 Hazard Identification

Description: This course will support the identification of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace. Methods for identifying hazards and calculating risk with be discussed, including proven techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks and controlling hazards for everyday situations. Accurately identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards is an essential part of a properly functioning occupational health and safety program.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
OHS1060 Introduction To Occupational Hygiene

Description: Recommended: Students should complete this course prior to taking OHS1090 Sampling and Analysis. Level IV Mathematics and Science would be an asset. Focusing on fundamental hygiene principles, recognition, and control as it relates to workplace exposures to hazardous agents, this course examines basic health effects caused by workplace exposures to toxic materials.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36   Details
OHS1240 Legislation for Health and Safety

Description: Understanding the various jurisdictions is foundational to occupational health and safety. Students learn to locate specific legislation, the interface between the statutes, regulations, codes, and standards. The obligations of employers and of employees is discussed, as is the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and Regulations, filing claims, entitlement decision making, benefits, appeals, and re-employment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
OLRN1242 Legislation in the Workplace

Description: This course will assist the student in developing a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. It will enhance the student's awareness of the existence and application of other legislations which can also impact on health and safety in the workplace. This course is essential in developing the knowledge base for health and safety professionals.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1690
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15 Yes Details
OLRN1690 Occupational Health And Safety

Description: This course introduces participants to the broad and ever-changing field of occupational health and safety, an inherently technical subject area. The multiple dimensions of the various issues--technical, legislative, political, and personal--are a required part of the training for a professional in this field or for someone who is involved with this kind of operation. Major topic areas include the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WCB, WHMIS, transportation of dangerous goods, accident prevention and investigation, physical and biological agents, and the management of Occupational Health and Safety programs.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OHS1080 Occupational Health And Safety Legislation

Description: This course provides an overview and interpretation of relevant and increasing Health and Safety Legislation. Students will be able to identify and compare the responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers. There will be a review and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Industrial Regulations, Designated Substance Regulations and WHMIS Regulations/GHS.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36   Details
OLRN1238 Physical Hazards

Description: This course will deal with the study of physical hazards in the workplace. Included will be noise, radiation, temperature extremes, ergonomics, illumination and ventilation. The injuries and diseases experienced by employees who have been exposed to physical hazards will be the focus of this course. Recommended that students have completed a course in Concepts of Occupational Health and Safety and Introductory Science.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
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60 Yes Details
OLRN1241 Toxicology

Description: The elementary principle of reducing the risk of illness and injury from exposure to health hazards is to reduce the risk by reducing exposure. This could be accomplished by eliminating the hazard altogether. In industrial processes, this is not often reasonable, so substituting less harmful substances is more practical. Using less toxic materials and less hazardous processes requires knowledge of how chemicals react with each other and with the human body. This is where the science of toxicology can have the greatest impact: in helping prevent illness and injury. Toxicology can be defined as the science of poisons, in this case chemical toxins, and their effects on the human body. Toxicology is a relatively new science, and chemical toxicology is a very new part of toxicology. The student will investigate the state of the art of toxicology and of the harmfulness of chemicals.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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30 Yes Details

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