Managing Safety in a Diverse Workplace

    EXOS 4569 is offered this fall and winter:

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.
What you will learn

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

  • Explain what workplace diversity is and what the benefits are.
  • Identify how diverse workplaces can affect safety related to culture, age, gender and religion.
  • Identify strategies to prevent incidents due to workplace diversity.
  • Discuss how to apply the bona fide occupational requirement test.
  • Explain when it is appropriate to accommodate or when the work has a bona fide occupational requirement.

Offered:

Overall Schedule
Oct 14 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Oct 18
Mondays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Oct 24 — 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 OrrID: 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
Overall Schedule
Feb 3 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Feb 7
Mondays

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Feb 13 — 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 OrrID: 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
This course has no prerequisites

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

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.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4569 is offered this fall and winter: