Managing Safety in a Diverse Workplace

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 7 hour course, no prerequisites

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.
This course has no prerequisites

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

Offered:

Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Mar 15
Monday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Mar 22 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

7 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Nicole Orr

Nicole Orr has two decades of experience in Health, Safety, and Environment in the industrial construction, residential, transportation, commercial, manufacturing, and engineering industries. She has worked in the creation and management of contractor, prime contractor, and owner Health, Safety, and Environment systems, as well as serious incident and fatality investigations, creation and facilitation of training, and regulatory compliance. In addition to teaching at the Faculty of Extension, she has been an instructor with various organizations, including the Alberta Motor Transportation Association, the Work Proud Training for Women Building Futures, and the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Class info
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until March 15, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Apr 26
Monday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

May 3 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

7 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Nicole Orr

Nicole Orr has two decades of experience in Health, Safety, and Environment in the industrial construction, residential, transportation, commercial, manufacturing, and engineering industries. She has worked in the creation and management of contractor, prime contractor, and owner Health, Safety, and Environment systems, as well as serious incident and fatality investigations, creation and facilitation of training, and regulatory compliance. In addition to teaching at the Faculty of Extension, she has been an instructor with various organizations, including the Alberta Motor Transportation Association, the Work Proud Training for Women Building Futures, and the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Class info
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 26, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Offered now
  • Online delivery
  • 7 hour course, no prerequisites


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