Health and Safety Law

    EX 1111 is offered this winter and spring:

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.

Offered:

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%.
Overall Schedule
Jan 31 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Feb 5Feb 13
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Feb 27 — 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

Mark Greene

Your Instructor

Mark GreeneID: mark-greene

Since 2001, Mark Greene has worked for Alberta Justice, where he is currently the lead civil legal counsel for Occupational Health and Safety. Mark also provides advice to many government departments in respect to occupational health and safety issues. His background experience includes environmental law, transportation safety law, family law (family protection), and legal counsel to the Law Enforcement Review Board. Mark has been a guest speaker at many events, including conferences hosted by the Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta, Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, the Alberta Construction Safety Association, Residential Construction Industry Conference, and the Petroleum Safety Association of Canada.

Class info
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%.
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 23Apr 24
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Apr 30May 1
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

May 15 — 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

Mark Greene

Your Instructor

Mark GreeneID: mark-greene

Since 2001, Mark Greene has worked for Alberta Justice, where he is currently the lead civil legal counsel for Occupational Health and Safety. Mark also provides advice to many government departments in respect to occupational health and safety issues. His background experience includes environmental law, transportation safety law, family law (family protection), and legal counsel to the Law Enforcement Review Board. Mark has been a guest speaker at many events, including conferences hosted by the Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta, Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, the Alberta Construction Safety Association, Residential Construction Industry Conference, and the Petroleum Safety Association of Canada.

Class info
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:

  • 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%.
Currently counts towards

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

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

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this winter and spring: