Occupational Health and Safety

Course Code: HRM 5006

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course provides students with solid content and understanding of health and safety issues, legislation and programs. An overview of health and safety with specific reference to human resources, the legislative context of health and safety in Canada and issues relating to workers' compensation and disability management are covered. These topics are followed up by a focus on the types of hazards in the workplace, including physical agents, chemical agents, biological agents, psychosocial hazards and hazard recognition, with specific reference to techniques for managing and controlling these hazards. Some of the major ways in which human resource professionals become actively involved in health and safety are extensively covered, including techniques of hazard control, training, motivating safe working behavior, emergency response planning, effective accident investigation techniques and promoting employee health and wellness in the workplace.