HST720 - Occupational Health and Safety

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Subject Title
Occupational Health and Safety

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to examine the role of occupational health and safety within modern Canadian organizations. Related federal and provincial legislation, organizational best practices, trends and attitudes, as well as the technical aspects of health and safety in the workplace will all be reviewed and examined.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss key legal, technical, political, management and employee issues relating to health and safety in the workplace.
  2. Discuss the role and importance of effective health and safety management to business, government, organized labour, individual employees and society in general terms.
  3. Outline key legal rights and responsibilities of employees and employers with respect to health and safety issues in the workplace.
  4. Design a basic policy and strategy for promoting safe practices in the work environment and healthy lifestyles.
  5. Explain several techniques for managing and promoting health and safety in the workplace.
  6. Investigate workplace accidents, identify source causes and document recommendations for preventing recurrence.
  7. Conduct a workplace safety inspection, identify and document hazards and recommend corrective actions for management approval.
  8. Manage and document a WSIB case from initial accident and submission of the Form 7 up until the injured worker's return to work.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.