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OCHS 2320 - Workplace Hazards and Controls 1

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Introduces the hierarchy of workplace hazard controls- engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment. Examines in detail workplace sanitation and personal facilities, safety through design, lighting and ventilation systems, materials handling, basic electrical safety, lockout and de-energization, personal protective equipment, lift trucks and fall protection. Explains how to successfully eliminate or reduce the risks associated with a variety of work processes.

Prerequisite(s)

OCHS 1000 and (OCHS 1100 or OCHS 2100)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$526.81

Fall 2014

Below are four offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 33940

Mon Sep 08 - Fri Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$526.81

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. OCHS 2320 is a "blended" Distance Education course - delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Materials) + ONLINE in Desire2Learn/D2L (including online exams). Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Weekly tutor support is available by e-mail and/or phone. Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2320 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss receiving this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The course materials (Course Manual + Textbook) are additional, and must be ordered from the BCIT Bookstore. Orders can be placed online at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 on or after July 21. ONLINE COMPONENT: The D2L online component of the course will be accessible on September 8 (the first day of the Fall Term). The online component includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login at: learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Detailed information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration visit: www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials visit: www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, Dave Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Winter 2015 Term (January-March). Web registration will open Sunday, October 26 and phone registration on Monday, October 27 (604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610, menu Option 1).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 34540

Mon Sep 08 - Fri Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$161.63

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 2320 if you were registered with Tutor ANNA RICHTER in the previous SPRING 2014 Term (CRN 52060) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all the course requirements. Re-Registration is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Spring Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Weekly tutor support (via e-mail and/or phone) is included. Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2320 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available online prior to the Fall Term start on the BCIT website at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. The D2L online component of your initial course from the Spring Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Fall Term will be available on September 8 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in D2L in order to submit any outstanding assignments (via the Dropbox) and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login at: learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 41045

Mon Sep 08 - Fri Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$526.81

Notes

  1. OCHS 2320 is a "blended" Distance Education course - delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Materials) + ONLINE in Desire2Learn/D2L (including online exams). Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Weekly tutor support is available by e-mail and/or phone. Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2320 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss receiving this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The course materials (Course Manual + Textbook) are additional, and must be ordered from the BCIT Bookstore. Orders can be placed online at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 on or after July 21. ONLINE COMPONENT: The D2L online component of the course will be accessible on September 8 (the first day of the Fall Term). The online component includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login at: learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Detailed information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration visit: www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials visit: www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, Dave Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Winter 2015 Term (January-March). Web registration will open Sunday, October 26 and phone registration on Monday, October 27 (604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610, menu Option 1).
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 41046

Mon Sep 08 - Fri Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$161.63

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 2320 if you were registered with Tutor VANESSA EZAKI in the previous SPRING 2014 Term (CRN 62453) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all the course requirements. Re-Registration is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Spring Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Weekly tutor support (via e-mail and/or phone) is included. Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2320 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available online prior to the Fall Term start on the BCIT website at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. The D2L online component of your initial course from the Spring Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Fall Term will be available on September 8 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in D2L in order to submit any outstanding assignments (via the Dropbox) and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login at: learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of safety through design.
  • Explain the benefits of safety through design.
  • Demonstrate and ability to integrate safety into the design process.
  • Outline general considerations in designing for safety and the significant codes and standards involved.
  • State the safety factors to be considered in selecting a facility site.
  • Use lighting and colour to enhance safety in the workplace.
  • Describe how building maintenance is used to promote worker health and safety.
  • Develop an effective PPE program.
  • Describe the types of PPE typically used in the workplace and the regulations and standards that govern the design and use of PPE.
  • Discuss the importance of effective industrial sanitation to enhance worker health and safety.
  • Describe the regulatory requirements for personnel facilities in a workplace.
  • Define common electrical energy terms.
  • Discuss typical electrical injuries and their causes.
  • Describe safe practices for using, maintaining and repairing electrical equipment.
  • Describe and teach safety measures for manual materials handling.
  • Describe current standards and regulations regarding automated systems and processes.
  • Define common lighting terminology.
  • Demonstrate the use of basic photometers for evaluation of lighting systems.
  • Define common industrial ventilation terminology.
  • Demonstrate the use of common ventilation system evaluation instruments and techniques.

Related Programs

OCHS 2320 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Occupational Health and Safety
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate

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