Do you know a hazard when you see one? Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners play a key role in recognizing and controlling workplace hazards.

In this course, you will learn to define hazards and how to identify them through hazard analysis processes such as Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or Job Demands Analysis (JDA). You will distinguish between hazard and risk, and learn how to control them. You will also be given an overview of WHMIS and GHS. A focused discussion of particularly hazardous work situations like spill response, fall protection, and confined spaces will emphasize to you the importance of accurate and effective analysis and controls in protecting workers.


You Will Learn How To

  • Define hazard, hazard analysis, and risks
  • Recognize the requirements of British Columbia’s OHS Regulation and WHMIS to identify and control hazards and risks
  • Describe the hazard analysis, Job Safety Analysis, and Field Level Hazard Assessment processes and how they lead to safe work procedures
  • Identify who is responsible for risk assessment and control, which risk assessment models are effective, and how risk assessments are performed
  • Summarize spill response and fall protection planning requirements

You Will Learn By

  • Completing the online lessons, which include text, images, interactive activities, and instructional videos
  • Reading textbook chapters and other materials
  • Taking Lesson Quizzes
  • Submitting the Lesson Assignment
  • Taking the Final Quiz

To learn more, take a look at the syllabus for this course.

UNBC course instructors bring expertise from sectors such as mining, forestry and facilities.  They are keen teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with employees and employers alike.

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