Is your organization in compliance with today’s health and safety regulations? This is an important question not only for workplace health and safety, but also for the bottom line, as it’s quickly becoming a prerequisite for bidding on contracts or becoming an approved vendor.

Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners encounter a complex tangle of legislation, guidelines, and regulations. This course will help you unravel the confusion by identifying key pieces of federal and provincial legislation, such as the Workers Compensation Act and Bill C-45. In this course, you will learn the importance of due diligence and its use in protecting your organization from liability. This course also identifies the roles of important safety organizations such as WorkSafeBC, the BC Safety Authority, and the Employers’ Advisers Office.


You Will Learn How To

  • Explain occupational health and safety law in different Canadian jurisdictions
  • Distinguish between the different OH&S responsibilities of employers, workers, agencies, and the government
  • Identify applicable OH&S standards and guidelines, code, and acts
  • Discuss specific legislation, such as the Mines Act and Bill C-45, and apply the concept of due diligence

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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