Management and Organizational Behaviour (CHSE 0100)
Organizations "think" and "feel", just like individuals. It’s not enough to simply speak the language of management. Effective interaction now demands that one is able to think from a management perspective.
Incident Causation and Investigation (CHSE 0200)
What an organization believes about the causes of accidents drives the corrective actions they take or don’t take. Traditional causation models focus largely on unsafe acts and conditions. These models often result in labour/management confrontations with management blaming workers and workers blaming management. In this course, students learn a systems failure model that engages all stakeholders, and shifts from a blame-based approach to a more progressive and effective accident causation belief system.
Risk Assessment (CHSE 0300)
This course examines several basic risk assessment skills and tools that enable employees closest to risks to deal with them proactively. Learners will also discover how to apply these tools by becoming familiar with the process, needed resources and practical examples for each method.
Approaches to Safety Management (CHSE 0700)
A fundamental requirement of any management system is the establishment of means to adequately prevent losses to the organization’s resources. In most jurisdictions, a primary focus of any safety program is compliance with regulatory standards. This is typically an ineffective approach to reducing workplace losses. The field of health and safety has matured and offers a variety of approaches to accomplishing this prevention goal.
Occupational Hygiene (CHSE 0900)
Knowing basic identification and management principles to deal with common workplace hazards will enable much more effective health, safety and environmental management program.
Environmental Management Foundations (CHSE 1205)
Without question, we must all learn new skills to enable appropriate stewardship of our environment. An effective health, safety and environmental management program integrates stewardship of people, property, environment and processes into one seamless entity.
Effective Workplace Training (CHSE 0400)
People – sometimes referred to as "human capital" – are the most under-utilized resource in the developed world. People are our most valuable resource, yet we often do not do a good job of equipping them with the intellectual and practical skills they need to perform optimally. We believe that effective workplace training tools – and the ability to implement intelligent training strategies – are key tools for effective leadership.
Due Diligence and Compliance (CHSE 0500)
Litigation for workplace losses can reach into the corporate boardroom and cut deeply into the corporate treasury. Basic principles of applying due diligence and compliance with health, safety and environmental standards are provided.
Total Quality Management (CHSE 0600)
TQM embodies the goal of continuous improvement with the spirit of empowerment, which are primary shifts required in the emerging economy. Effective health, safety and environmental leadership programs will recognize and apply the strengths of TQM to address issues in those work areas.
Ergonomics Foundations (CHSE 0800)
This course focuses on resolving issues that may arise from the design of a workplace that is not ergonomic. It provides practical processes, tools and understanding for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and upper extremity repetitive strain injuries.
Workplace Wellness (CHSE 1000)
Many variables in our lives and our workplaces impact that state of wellness. Understanding those variables, and having some tools to manage their impact, are key to A highly effective health, safety and environmental management program.
Program Ownership and Motivation (CHSE 1100)
Traditional health, safety and environmental management programs are owned by senior management. Organizational cultures are undergoing massive changes and traditional approaches no longer apply in many sectors. Effective health, safety and environmental management programs are driven by all stakeholders that are impacted by them. In most cases, this means that those on “the shop floor” must learn new process skills to enable their participation. As well, managers must learn to develop high-trust relationships with employees and to develop and create a working environment where these new skills are consistently expected and rewarded.
Environmental Management Applications (CHSE 1210)
A continuation of CHSE1205: Environmental Management Foundations, this course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to initiate and maintain an environmental management program. The focus in this course is on the management of specific environmental hazards and the common tools and processes used in environmental management.
CHSEP Independent Study (CHSE 1300)
This elective option is for learners who wish to drill down into a topic to meet personal learning needs specific to their own operational environment. In this course, students establish their own learning goals, review text(s) and journal articles related to their learning goals and write a paper outlining what they’ve achieved. Supervision is provided through each of these phases. The final grade is weighted to recognize efforts in each of the tasks.
Emergency Planning (CHSE 1500)
Workplaces can be dangerous places. Risks from within and without can result in a serious loss of life, property and process interruption. A reasoned carefully planned emergency response plan is like a fire extinguisher. You hope and pray you’ll never need it, but if you do, it has to work properly at that moment. This course equips learners with the basic tools needed to design and implement a practical emergency planning program in any setting.
Guided Practicum (CHSE 2000)
Upon completion of five Advanced courses (or equivalent), learners wanting to earn their Applied CHSEP will undertake a Guided Practicum. Here, students choose from four options, including the development of a comprehensive program in a particular context, a detailed program addressing a particular risk issue, development of a business case for their current OSHE Program, or another similar option. The Practicum will be evaluated on the basis of the application of content from the courses, additional research and the utility of the project. Learners will be coached through the entire process, starting with a review of a proposal and feedback at key points through the entire Practicum project.