Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness
Gain a comprehensive overview of strategic organizational health, safety, wellness and disability management practices.
In this course, you'll learn how to implement equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives to create a safe workplace culture. You'll develop the skills to mitigate risk and organizational cost, as well as learn tools and techniques to address mental health disability claims and create a plan for a workplace culture of wellness.
Core topics include: risk mitigation, workplace critical incident reporting and investigating, and disability management and accommodation best practices.
Note: If you're new to the field of human resources, you should take Human Resources Management in Canada (CHRM200) before taking this course.
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 8 weeks
Can be applied to:
Human Resources Management Certificate
Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.
- Mon, Sep 11 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Sep 18 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Sep 25 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Oct 2 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Oct 9 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Oct 16 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Oct 23 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Oct 30 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Jan 15 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Jan 22 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Jan 29 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Feb 5 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Feb 12 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Feb 19 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Feb 26 (self-paced all week)
- Mon, Mar 4 (self-paced all week)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Apply risk mitigation and ethical decision-making to safety and disability management programs
- Integrate diversity, equity and inclusion practices across multiple dimensions within an organization
- Apply workplace safety best practices within diverse organizational environments
- Develop strategies and programs for a workplace culture of wellness
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Prepare to spend 7–10 hours per week on coursework
- Expect readings and other assignments on a weekly basis
- Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and class discussions
- Connect with the instructor via email, online posts, and optional live Q&A Zoom sessions scheduled by the instructor (summaries/recordings available)
You will be evaluated on:
- Assignments (individual and group)
- Participation in online discussions
To earn the certificate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of C.
Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.
Kelloway, K., Francis, L., Gatien, B. Management of Occupational Health and Safety, 8th Edition. Top Hat, 2020. Available as an e-book from the publisher.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.