Fundamentals of Auditing

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

This course is designed to pro­vide stu­dents with an overview of audit­ing prin­ci­ples, an appre­ci­a­tion of audit instru­ments, and the the­o­ry and prac­tice of per­form­ing the essen­tial steps of a health and safe­ty pro­gram audit. There will be a par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on tech­niques impor­tant in mak­ing the audit a val­ue-added tool for man­age­ment in devel­op­ing the orga­ni­za­tion’s safe­ty pro­gram. Pre­req­ui­site: EXOS 4620 and Coreq­ui­site EXOS 4621

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • 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 the purpose of health and safety management system audits.
  • Recognize the professional expectations of an auditor.
  • Identify the major components of a safety program audit.
  • Explain audit scoring methodology.
  • Organize the pre-audit and post-audit actions required for an audit.
  • Conduct an audit interview.
  • Defend written comments and recommendations within the scope of the audit.


Overall Schedule
Oct 25 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Oct 28Oct 31




8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Nov 14 — post-class component closes

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

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 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

Carole-Anne Chung

Your Instructor

Carole-Anne ChungID: carole-anne-chung

Carole-Anne Chung is a consulting health and safety professional who instructs with a variety of safety associations and educational institutions. Carole-Anne evaluates health and safety management systems, engages company owners on safety compliance and best practices, while encouraging positive collaborations with workers. She also performs Certificate of Recognition (COR) audits and WCB claims management. Carole-Anne is looking forward to discussing current and relevant health and safety topics with her Extension students.

Class info
Take note:

  • Recommended (optional) textbook: Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems Auditing, Gene Shematek, Paul MacLean, and Peter Lineen (ISBN: 978-0433488330).
  • Prerequisite: previous completion of EXOS 4620 is required for enrolling in this course.
  • Corequisite: EXOS 4621.
  • This class requires a pre and post-work component to be completed before and after the in-class meeting. This information will be communicated to you via your ualberta email address and the class syllabus within eClass.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to class.

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EX 1111 is offered this fall: