HRMT70013
Occupational Health and Safety
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: HRMT70006
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: HRMT70006 or another postsecondary level HR fundamentals course

Program(s): Human Resource - Certified Hum, Human Resource -Certified Hum, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety
Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20190903_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version. The online version is a web-based course offered entirely online through Sheridan and hosted by Sheridan College. Students taking this course will need reliable access to the internet, and should have a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self-discipline to study online. Students can expect to spend an additional three hours per week for online activities such as tutorials and projects. In addition, students need to have access to minimum hardware and operating system requirements in order to utilize online training, exams, and projects to complete tests.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Take part in a comprehensive introduction to the field of occupational health and safety. Identify and examine the technical, legislative, political, and personal dimensions of occupational health and safety. Cover additional topics such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Learn to identify and describe connections between employee wellness and attainment of organizational goals.

Program Context

 
Human Resource - Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
This is a compulsory course in the Human Resources Management Certificate program.

Human Resource -Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A

Human Resource Management Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
This is a compulsory course in the Human Resources Management Certificate program. HRPA has approved this course as equivalent to the Occupational Health & Safety requirement in the CHRM program.

Occupational Health and Safety Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a compulsory course in the Occupational Health and Safety Recognition of Achievement.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply Health and Safety legislation to the workplace, and implement a health and safety program within the context of the role of and Human Resources professional.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify the costs of improper health and safety programs, to suggest workplace investment of a well- designed health and safety program.
  2. Use the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario to achieve legal compliance.
  3. Describe the steps needed to form a Joint Health and Safety Committee as required by law.
  4. Identify the requirements needed to initiate injury and disease claims with WSIB.
  5. Describe industry appropriate behaviors in the event of a hazardous occurrence.
  6. Identify various physical, chemical and biological agents and implement H&S controls.
  7. Recognize sources of work-related stressors to provide employee assistance.
  8. Describe the role of the HRM with regards to workplace violence.
  9. Develop work safe training programs and return to work programs for the workplace, while considering the barriers to implementing an H&S program.
  10. Identify the legal, ethical and strategic factors which influence employer actions.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Discussions (3 X 5%)15.0%
 Quizzes (3 X 5%)15.0%
 Assignment10.0%
 Midterm (online)30.0%
 Final (online)30.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. Students who miss a class are responsible for any information discussed. Test dates and assignment due dates will be assigned by the instructor. Missed tests/exams will receive a grade of "zero" unless arrangements are made with the instructor's approval PRIOR to the testing date.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Assignments30.0%
 Mid-term Test35.0%
 Final Exam35.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. Students who miss a class are responsible for any information discussed. Test dates and assignment due dates will be assigned by the instructor. Missed tests/exams will receive a grade of "zero" unless arrangements are made with the instructor's approval PRIOR to the testing date.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students - STC location - Rob Ivancic, Teacher
In-Class Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students - On Campus
Online Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students - Online

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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