Health & Safety Training: Planning Ahead

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With an Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner Online Certificate at UNBC Continuing Studies students are able to access the health & safety training they need to design and implement an OH&S plan. Companies who prioritize workplace safety depend on occupational health and safety coordinators to ensure their safety plans measure up to today’s designated requirements.

That is why the OH&S Online Certificate focuses on rules, standards, and best practices for creating a thorough plan. Particularly in areas related to injury avoidance, handling of hazardous materials, and fire safety precautions.

Modules 4 to 6 of the online certificate introduce students to workplace injury prevention methods, chemical hazard controls, and fire control and prevention systems. Whether acting as an OH&S inspector or coordinator, this applicable knowledge base will help ensure workplace safety practices are properly followed.

Health & Safety Training at UNBC Continuing Studies

Modules 4 to 6 are briefly summarized here:

4. Ergonomics for Injury Prevention & Accommodation

This module teaches you:

  • To define ergonomics and recognize its importance to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
  • How to examine various areas of study, standards, and approaches involved in workplace and/or office ergonomics.
  • To describe musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), how to recognize them, and the MSI hazard identification process
  • Methods for recognizing different ergonomic hazards in the workplace, including organizational and personal factors that affect them
  • To perform risk analysis to choose and prioritize the best risk control strategies for specific workplace situations

5. Hazardous Materials and Occupational Hygiene

In this module, you will distinguish:

  • Common occupational hygiene problems and how to handle them within the OH&S regulatory framework
  • Specific safety challenges of confined space entry
  • Distinctions between regulated exposure limits for different substances, and apply the hierarchy of controls to specific hazards
  • Differences between different types of chemical, physical, and biological health hazards, and how workers can be exposed them and the effects of such exposure

6. Fire Safety Planning & Systems

You will learn about:

  • Fire behavior and fire safety, so that you have the foundation for building a fire safety program
  • Fire science and fire behavior in urban, wildland/urban interfaces.
  • Wildland firefighter activities for understanding the dangers faced by wildfire crews and the safety precautions they need to take

You will learn how to:

  • Provide feedback on fire safety programming and training development based on your understanding of fire science and fire suppression
  • Understand wildfire detection and reporting processes, including how wildland fire behavior is measured and described
  • Describe fireline organization and its relation to fireline safety
  • Summarize safe work practices for different operations, tools, and equipment used on firelines


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