Health and Safety Risk Management

Risk management plays a vital role in establishing a safe and hazard free workplace for its employees by ensuring that the appropriate procedures are in place for dealing with all identified hazards in an efficient and timely manner. Learn the risk management principles, the model and process.

In this course, emphasis is placed on implementing an effective risk management system, including tools, techniques for hazard identification, hazard analysis, and risk prioritization, and methods in monitoring and evaluating the system. The course will include two other major elements for the success of risk management: the human factor and communication.


Currently not available for registration.

Course schedule: Classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT via online-supported remote delivery.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the hazard identification process
  • Describe the risk assessment process
  • Identify appropriate risk controls
  • Describe how to monitor control effectiveness
  • Explain the application of the PDCA (plan, do, check, act) continuous improvement process
  • Produce a policy and or procedures document, based upon a section in the CSA standard, that could be applied in a workplace

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Group discussions
  • Assignments
  • Exams

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based in part on individual participation. You’re expected to attend all 39 hours of classes, engage in discussions and review all handouts. You must also complete two exams and one written assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

You may purchase the required textbook directly from the Canadian Standards Association. It is available in print, as a PDF, or as a subscription.

All other course materials will be made available to you online. 

Required text:

Canadian Standards Association, Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard Z1000-14 (2014). CSA Group, Mississauga, Ontario.


Canadian Standards Association, Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard Z1000-14 (R2019). CSA Group, Mississauga, Ontario.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered via videoconference.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page.