Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Basic Level

Background and purpose

Our Basic Level consists of an introductory course titled An Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace. The course is designed to help organizations bring their employees up-to-speed on their roles in maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe work environment, providing a stronger understanding of PH&S concepts.

What does a PH&S student look like?

This course is applicable to learners and employees of all levels and abilities. Candidates must have an interest in the subject. Beyond this, it is essential that the candidate have access to a computer with an internet connection.

The Online Experience

The UFred Psychological Health and Safety courses are delivered fully-online and asynchronously, meaning that participants can move through the courses on a self-paced schedule. This convenient, flexible delivery method allows for employees and leaders to participate in the courses and apply their knowledge in real-time.

Students can expect:

  • An online campus that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can access your learning at your convenience from home, office or any other location that has an Internet-connected computer.
  • An open registration format that frees you from traditional academic calendar schedules, giving you the freedom to learn when it best suits your schedule.
  • Substantial savings realized by sponsoring agents through low training costs, reductions in training time, elimination of travel requirements, plus improvement in staff retention and productivity.
  • Everything you need to accomplish the learning objectives, provided via internet delivery.

Program outline and courses

Basic Level Course

Our Introductory Level Course is designed to bring employees of all levels and abilities up-to-speed on basic psychological health and safety in the workplace principles and how best to maintain an environment that protects these concepts. Those who successfully complete the Basic Level Course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

PHS 0100 – An Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety (PH&S) in the Workplace

This course will provide students with an overview of the guiding principles of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003/BNQ9700). Key topics covered include: legal requirements associated with psychological health and safety applicable to the organization; respectful relationships and confidentiality; commitment and leadership; active engagement and participation of all workplace stakeholders; incorporation of psychological health and safety into existing organizational processes and policies; and, development of knowledge and skills for those managing work arrangements, organization, processes, and/or people.

Michele Chase, Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace alumna

“I’m one of those people that are going to be a lifelong learner. I’m not a full-time student, I hold a full-time job, but I’m a lifelong learner.”

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