Introduction to OSHE (OHS 100)
This course deals with extending the responsibilities of safety program policy and administration in organizational cultures. In some jurisdictions, “joint safety committees” are a regulatory requirement, while others are a vehicle to improve corporate culture and enhance mutual trust/respect across the hierarchy. Those in roles responsible for producing results for the safety program require a rich understanding of the human qualities of communication, trust, power-sharing and engagement, regardless of whether an issue is compliance- or policy-related.
Organizational Development & Behaviour (OHS 105)
This course introduces the basic concepts of management and organizational behaviour in the context of using those concepts for the strategic development of occupational health, safety and environmental processes within an organization.
Leadership & Communication (OHS 110)
Learn the language of communication, the power of ethical messaging and how thoughtful design is essential to leading in an OHS workplace. In this course, students will learn the elements of communication, the history of management models, leadership styles and how strong business relationships are fundamental to an effective OHS agenda.
Incident Investigation & Response (OHS 115)
This course introduces the basic concepts of incident causation and investigation with the intention of using those concepts for the strategic development of occupational health, safety and environmental processes within an organizational context. Students will learn how to apply the content to a wide variety of industrial and commercial settings, as well as many different types of organizations.
Safety Training: An Introduction to the Fundamental Principles (OHS 120)
People - sometimes referred to as “human capital” - are the most underused resource in the developed world. People are our most valuable resource, yet they are not often equipped with the intellectual and practical skills needed to perform optimally. In this course, students learn effective workplace training tools and the ability to implement intelligent training strategies that are key to effective leadership.
Safety Management Systems (OHS 125)
A requirement of any management system is the ability to 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 accomplish this prevention goal.
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control (OHS 130)
In this course, students learn several basic risk assessment tools and the skills necessary to mitigate risk proactively. Students will learn how to apply these tools by becoming familiar with the process, needed resources and practical examples for various methods. The intended outcome for these tools and skills is to foster collaboration with stakeholders to identify and prioritize workplace risks.
Law & Ethics (OHS 135)
Litigation for workplace losses can reach into the corporate boardroom, and cut deeply into the corporate treasury. This course offers the basic principles of applying due diligence, as well as compliance with health, safety and environmental standards.
Industrial/Occupational Hygiene (OHS 140)
Workplaces typically represent many unseen but highly hazardous risks, including air quality, sound pressures, temperature extremes, workstation design and more. Knowing basic identification and management principles to deal with these common workplace hazards will enable more effective health, safety and environmental management program.
Fire Management (OHS 145)
This course is meant to broaden one’s knowledge and skills in fire safety. It will cover the standards and requirements for a Fire Prevention and Management Program and a range of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems. It provides students with the foundation to carry out fire risk assessments and embed good practice based on an understanding of proactive life safety elements and reactive emergency management.
Environmental Management (OHS 150)
One of the most important challenges facing this generation is learning the skills that enable appropriate stewardship of our environment. Effective health, safety and environmental management program integrates stewardship of people, property, environment and processes into one seamless entity.
Fundamentals of Auditing (OHS 155)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an in-depth overview of the principles of auditing as well as an appreciation of audit instruments. The theory and practice of performing the essential steps of a health and safety audit will also be covered.
Guided Practicum (OHS 1000)
Upon completion of the courses (or equivalent), students will undertake an Applied Practicum. Here, students will choose from six options, including 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 OSH Program, either one of two Minerva Case studies to perform a detailed analysis or create a presentation or another similar option. The Practicum will be evaluated based on the application of context from the courses, additional research and the utility of the project. Students will be coached through the entire process, starting with a review of a proposal, and feedback at key points through the project.