Occupational Health and Safety

Course Code: BHSW 2502

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course is a comprehensive analysis of current Ontario occupational health and safety legislation as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its various regulations, including those addressing employment standards, hazardous materials, inspections, compliance and workers' compensation. The new Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy for Ontario is examined. Participants in this course will examine the application of the legislation and review the roles and responsibilities of government, employers, unions, and workers. There will be an exploration of hazards, hazard control, emergency preparedness, ergonomics, and accident investigation. The philosophy is wellness, and prevention, monitoring, maintenance and control to provide a safe and healthy work environment.