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:
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
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
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