Safety Hazard Recognition, Evaluation & Control

    EXOS 4609 is offered this winter and spring:

This intro­duc­to­ry course exam­ines health and safe­ty haz­ards and con­trols in a vari­ety of work­place set­tings. The focus of the course will be on con­duct­ing haz­ard assess­ments and iden­ti­fy­ing poten­tial con­trols. A vari­ety of top­ics will be intro­duced, includ­ing include fall pro­tec­tion, con­fined spaces, exca­va­tions, mobile equip­ment, equip­ment guard­ing, con­trol of haz­ardous ener­gy, elec­tri­cal safe­ty and hoist­ing and con­vey­ing equip­ment. Meth­ods to eval­u­ate haz­ards and deter­mine the risk pre­sent­ed by the haz­ards will be cov­ered. Engi­neer­ing, admin­is­tra­tive and per­son­al pro­tec­tive equip­ment con­trol tech­niques to pro­tect work­er safe­ty and health will be empha­sized through­out the course. This course is well suit­ed for indi­vid­u­als new to the field of safe­ty and look­ing for a high lev­el overview of gen­er­al hazards.

Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - asynchronous format.
  • 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:

  • Develop basic hazard identification and assessment tools.
  • Identify basic hazards in a variety of occupational environments.
  • Evaluate and determine risks presented by basic hazards.
  • Develop controls to protect against risks for common hazards.

Offered:

Take note:
  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.”
  • 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 King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer). Other resources will be provided in eClass.
Jan 15, 2024Mar 24, 2024
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Wil PulferID: wil-pulfer

Wil Pulfer has over 20 years of experience in the OHS and industrial hygiene fields. He has worked throughout Western Canada in a diverse range of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, and public sector industries performing an assortment of projects including assessments, surveys, and investigations. Wil is currently the principal of an OHS and industrial hygiene consulting firm that focuses on OHS program development, industrial hygiene, and education. He has also served as president of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH).

Class info
Take note:
  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.”
  • 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 King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer). Other resources will be provided in eClass.
Apr 8, 2024Jun 16, 2024
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Wil PulferID: wil-pulfer

Wil Pulfer has over 20 years of experience in the OHS and industrial hygiene fields. He has worked throughout Western Canada in a diverse range of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, and public sector industries performing an assortment of projects including assessments, surveys, and investigations. Wil is currently the principal of an OHS and industrial hygiene consulting firm that focuses on OHS program development, industrial hygiene, and education. He has also served as president of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH).

Textbook

Required

Government Of Alberta. Ohs Act, Regulation And Cod
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.”
  • 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 King’s Printer (alberta.ca/alberta-kings-printer). Other resources will be provided in eClass.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone 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.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4609 is offered this winter and spring: