Now is the time to start building your skills for use in the exciting field of occupational health and safety. Various industry, government, and healthcare sectors across Canada demand skilled Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners to keep workers safe and ensure up-to-date regulations are followed in the workplace.

The Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals course is the place to start. In this introductory course, you will discover the path that the occupational health and safety field has followed, from its early beginnings in workplace tragedies to what it looks like in Canada today. Safety theories will show you different ways to think about understanding and preventing workplace incidents. An overview of safety systems, safety programs, and safety resources lay down the foundation for your understanding of the occupational health and safety field.


You Will Learn How To

  • Draw on key lessons learned from the history of OH&S in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world
  • Understand safety theories, systems, and programs, including the role of the OH&S Practitioner
  • Describe the key components of a safety program and the basic OH&S principles that form the basis for OH&S legislation in different jurisdictions
  • Identify resources and codes of ethics available to OH&S Practitioners

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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