"Occupational health and safety (OH&S) is the term used to describe the laws and processes which help to protect employees from death, disease and injury while at work".
This survey course in OH&S studies the identification, evaluation, and control of safety hazards associated with the work environment. The major objective of this course is to help students develop a solid understanding of the OH&S legislation, processes, procedures, and techniques involved in workplace safety hazard recognition, assessment, and control. The course is designed to enable students to gain knowledge in:
- The theoretical and applied aspects of the occupation health and safety function in HRM.
- The economic, social and moral considerations of OH&S in an organization.
- Classification and identification of workplace hazardous agents.
- Techniques for recognizing, assessing, and controlling safety hazards.
- The management of health and safety programs in an organization.
(This course was previously catalogued as HRPD407)