Management of Health and Safety Systems

    EXOS 4621 is offered this fall:

Effec­tive­ly devel­op­ing, man­ag­ing, and mea­sur­ing the effec­tive­ness of health and safe­ty sys­tems is a chal­lenge for all health and safe­ty pro­fes­sion­als. This course will intro­duce stu­dents to the basic issues and pro­vide tools to make the task eas­i­er. This course presents an overview of fac­tors influ­enc­ing the suc­cess of health and safe­ty sys­tems. These fac­tors include under­stand­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al safe­ty cul­ture”, under­stand­ing effec­tive and effi­cient man­age­ment prin­ci­ples, estab­lish­ing pri­or­i­ties, mea­sur­ing pro­gram suc­cess, pre­sent­ing infor­ma­tion effec­tive­ly, ana­lyz­ing finan­cial impacts of pro­grams. This course will pro­vide a basic overview of man­age­ment skills and prin­ci­ples and how they apply to the devel­op­ment of safe­ty sys­tems with­in an orga­ni­za­tion or com­pa­ny. Pre­req­ui­site: EXOS 4620.

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

  • Perform effective health and safety work planning within the context of an organization's culture, capacity, and objectives.
  • Evaluate and understand the impact of an organization's structure and culture on the effectiveness of its occupational health and safety management systems.
  • Analyze incident information and key performance indicators to understand their impact on the organization and to recommend corrective measures and improvements to the occupational health and safety management system.
  • Align and integrate workplace standards, best practices, and continual improvement strategies and methods within an organization's occupational health and safety management systems.
  • Recognize the impact of stakeholder behaviours and motivators on the implementation of effective health and safety systems.
  • Develop and communicate a health and safety improvement plan in accordance with risk management and communication principles.
  • Describe the elements of OHS practitioner codes of ethics/conduct and be able to apply an ethical dilemma resolution process.

Offered:

Take note:
  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4621 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.
Overall Schedule
Oct 6 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Oct 13Oct 16
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Fridays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Saturdays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Oct 30 — post-class component closes

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

Blend­ed learn­ing (in-per­son + online), downtown Edmonton

39 hours of instruction

Learning combines in-person and online activities. Students meet face-to-face on pre-scheduled in-person classes, but also engage in online learning through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.for­mat details

Be sure to refer to your course schedule to learn more about when the class meets in person and when you’ll be completing work online.

Classes take place on the second floor of Enterprise Square, 10230–Jasper Avenue, downtown Edmonton.

Textbooks

Required

Dyck, D.E.G

Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & I

ISBN 9780433502074


Required

Government of Alberta

Ohs Act, Regulation And Code
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 4621 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.
Overall Schedule
Nov 17 — pre-class information opens

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

Lecture/Class Schedule
Nov 24Nov 27
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Fridays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Saturdays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Sundays

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

Dec 11 — 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

Textbooks

Required

Dyck, D.E.G

Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & I

ISBN 9780433502074


Required

Government of Alberta

Ohs Act, Regulation And Code
Class info
Prerequisites
Take note:

  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4621 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.
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.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4621 is offered this fall: