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
Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, this program has moved to online-supported remote delivery until December 31, 2020. Instead of attending classes in person, you’ll learn through an interactive videoconference platform, participating in live sessions with instructors, live discussions with classmates and group work. You’ll also engage in readings, in-class exercises, case studies, individual and group assignments, and other learning activities. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PDT.
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
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 through the Blackboard Collaborate virtual platform (within Canvas). You can check if your computer is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate here.
You can find more information on online-supported learning on our About Online Learning page.