Managing Safety in a Diverse Workplace

As a diverse work­force becomes increas­ing­ly preva­lent in Cana­di­an orga­ni­za­tions, the tra­di­tion­al one-size-fits-all safe­ty man­age­ment is no longer suf­fi­cient. Diver­si­ty can cre­ate chal­lenges in health and safe­ty due to dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences, bias­es, train­ing, and atti­tudes. This sem­i­nar will help stu­dents rec­og­nize var­i­ous diver­si­ty-relat­ed chal­lenges and explore strate­gies to address them, such as effec­tive train­ing, pro­tec­tive mea­sures, and safe­ty communications.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what workplace diversity is and what the benefits are.
  • Identify how diverse workplaces can affect safety related to culture, age, gender and religion.
  • Identify strategies to prevent incidents due to workplace diversity.
  • Discuss how to apply the bona fide occupational requirement test.
  • Explain when it is appropriate to accommodate or when the work has a bona fide occupational requirement.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

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This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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