This course focuses on safety hazard identification, evaluation and control in the context of workers' personal protection, facility design and industrial hazards. You will be introduced to a variety of safety hazards encountered in the workplace including: hazardous energy, machine guarding, tool safety, power trucks and forklifts, confined spaces, working alone, workplace harassment, workplace violence, material handling and storage, working at heights (rigging and hoisting, scaffolding/elevated platforms, ladders and fall protection), excavations, trenches, facility signage, fire safety and pressure vessels.
Safety Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
What will I learn?
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the 18 safety topics covered in the course and recommend controls to decrease the risk associated with the hazards
- Locate the regulatory requirements for the 18 safety topics within the British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
- Conduct a basic hazard and risk assessment for a workplace task
- Develop a basic safety program
How will I learn?
- Group discussions
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 two written assignments.
Textbooks and learning materials
No textbooks are required for this course. All course materials will be made available to you online.
Hardware and software requirements
- High-speed internet access
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
You will access your course materials using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.
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