1 year - Full time - September - August
In-class , ONLINE + practicum
Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree in health sciences,
management and organizational studies,
or related field.
$8500 + Western ancillary fees, course texts
Application deadline: March 1
OHSM 6001 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
Provides students with an overview of various pieces of legislation that deal with Health and Safety. The course will explore the Canadian legislation template and mainly focus on H&S legislation in Ontario as well as guidelines. Topics will include an historical review of legislation and rules versus guidelines.
OHSM 6002 Occupational Hygiene
Provides students with an overview of Occupational Hygiene and the role of an occupational hygienist in maintaining worker’s health and preventing occupational diseases. The study of Occupational Hygiene is both a science and art that is devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of stresses or environmental factors which may cause inefficiency, sickness, and impaired health among workers.
OHSM 6003 Introduction to Environmental Issues for Occupational Health and Safety
Provides an introduction and overview of environmental management issues. As a foundational study, participants will examine: the roles of government and industry; legislative compliance, and reporting; air, water and waste; and, environmental management for the protection of the environment and human health.
OHSM 6004 Accident Prevention and Investigation
Examines the techniques and procedures for the prevention, control, and investigation of workplace accidents, incidents and hazards, with an emphasis on the province of Ontario.
OHSM 6005 Risk Assessment and Analysis
Designed to teach students about risk assessment as it relates to health and safety. Theories of risk assessment will be reviewed, quantification of risk will be established and ways to objectively prioritize controls will be discovered and discussed. This course will use a variety of techniques to help students assimilate risk assessment in to practical applications for industry, construction and mining.
OHSM 6006 Introduction to Toxicology for Occupational Health and Safety
Examines the health effects of biological, chemical and physical hazards on workers. This includes recognizing workplace hazards, understanding and interpreting various studies, and identifying trends in toxicology.
OHSM 6011 Introduction to WSIB
Examines the history, structure and function of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The course will focus primarily on the WSIB’s role in promoting and managing health and safety in the workplace and educating workplace parties about their role in preventing injury and illnesses.
OHSM 6012 Current Topics in Occupational Health and Safety Management
Explores leading practices in the field, the development and implementation of a health and safety management system, and addresses the primary hazards across the industry sectors. Online classroom discussion and focused debate will allow students to critically examine topics, deconstruct concepts and articulate written responses to peer dialogue.
OHSM 6021 Ergonomics for Occupational Health and Safety
Introduces students to the practice of ergonomics and the technical elements required by the OHS manager when developing an ergonomics program. The course provides a practical overview of ergonomics topics such as anatomy, risk factors, assessment, development of solutions, implementation, and follow-up.
OHSM 6022 Communication in Occupational Health and Safety
Explores the role of communications in occupational health and safety, and introduces concepts of negotiation and facilitation skills in managing the OHSM function within an organization
OHSM 6100 Practicum
One, 560 hour placement, May - August
*Please note: Course offerings are subject to change based on industry demands and trends.