Statistics and Data Management in Occupational Health and Safety

This course will intro­duce stu­dents to sta­tis­tics and data man­age­ment, through a Health and Safe­ty pro­fes­sion­al’s per­spec­tive. The focus of the course includes an intro­duc­tion to basic units of mea­sure, sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis, and how to present and inter­pret data visu­al­ly. Top­ics include: basic arith­metic and alge­bra­ic oper­a­tions; units of mea­sure­ment, basic sta­tis­ti­cal mea­sures; prob­a­bil­i­ty, sam­pling dis­tri­b­u­tion and con­fi­dence lev­els; exam­ples of per­for­mance mea­sures; and data dis­play and report­ing. The course includes spe­cif­ic and prac­ti­cal exam­ples of how each top­ic may be applied to occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty management.

Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - synchronous format.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

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

  • Describe health and safety metrics and how to measure them.
  • Classify types of data.
  • Measure central tendency and variability in a dataset.
  • Use probability, distribution, and correlation for analysis of safety data.
  • Compare safety data collection methods.
  • Select the best type of chart to use with different data.
  • Describe the role of predictive analytics for safety management
This course has no prerequisites

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

Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior completion of Introduction to Health and Safety Systems (EXOS 4620) and/or Management of Health and Safety Systems (EXOS 4621) is recommended for student success.
  • Although not a requirement for successfully completing the course, students are encouraged to use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets to practice activities and complete assignments.
  • Pre-and post-class activities are required as part of this course. Pre-class instructions and materials are available on eClass prior to the course start date; advanced registration is advised.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Scheduled for Fall/Winter:

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