Health and Safety Law

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

As a health and safe­ty prac­ti­tion­er your prac­tice is gov­erned by an array of Fed­er­al and Provin­cial leg­is­la­tion and pol­i­cy. This course, which is based on cur­rent leg­is­la­tion, will guide stu­dents through the key ele­ments of the reg­u­la­to­ry envi­ron­ment gov­ern­ing work­place safe­ty includ­ing: the frame­work of occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty in Alber­ta, orga­ni­za­tion­al oblig­a­tions, juris­dic­tion­al con­sid­er­a­tions, and an overview of eth­i­cal and legal respon­si­bil­i­ties as a safe­ty professional.

Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online or through blended (online + in-class) learning.
  • 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:

  • Identify and analyze occupational health and safety laws relevant to businesses, industries, and occupations within Alberta.
  • Discuss the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code, and communicate an understanding of the application of the Act, Regulation, and Code.
  • Identify other legislation that may impact you as an occupational health and safety practitioner.
  • Develop skills necessary to develop a practical and feasible plan for complying with the Act, Regulation, and Code in the workplace or respond to incidents accordingly.
  • Present information and plans related to health and safety legislation and policy to management and staff in a professional and usable manner.
  • Explore appropriate ways to communicate and interact effectively with the regulators.
Take note:

  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4624 are delivered entirely online; others are taught through a mix of online and in-class instruction (blended).
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (online or blended).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Required reading materials: Alberta OH&S Act, Regulation, and Code, Alberta Queen’s Printer (www.qp.alberta.ca).
  • To pass this course, students must achieve a minimum final grade of 70%.
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
Jan 11 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Jan 21
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Jan 28
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Feb 4
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Feb 11
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Feb 18
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Feb 25
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm MST

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Mar 20 — 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

Your Instructor

Christopher SpasoffID: christopher-spasoff

Christopher Spasoff is one of only a handful of lawyers with experience on both sides of the OH&S regulatory regime, having spent time as an OH&S Crown Prosecutor and as an OH&S Defence Lawyer. Often sought out for his practical, easy-to-understand advice and common-sense approach to problem solving, Christopher left the Crown in 2014 to establish F2 Legal Counsel, a law firm exclusively dedicated to the practice of occupational health and safety law. As an advisor to both employers and workers on a variety of OHS issues, Christopher is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience whenever possible.

Textbook

Required

Alberta Ohs Act, Regulation And Code

ISBN 9780779804146

Class info
Overall Schedule
Apr 19 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Apr 20Jun 1
Monday

Tuesday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MST

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Jun 26 — 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

Your Instructor

Christopher SpasoffID: christopher-spasoff

Christopher Spasoff is one of only a handful of lawyers with experience on both sides of the OH&S regulatory regime, having spent time as an OH&S Crown Prosecutor and as an OH&S Defence Lawyer. Often sought out for his practical, easy-to-understand advice and common-sense approach to problem solving, Christopher left the Crown in 2014 to establish F2 Legal Counsel, a law firm exclusively dedicated to the practice of occupational health and safety law. As an advisor to both employers and workers on a variety of OHS issues, Christopher is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience whenever possible.

Textbooks
Class info
  • 39 course hours in total
  • 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 19, 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.

  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


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