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OCHS 4520 - Environmental Management

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Examines environmental law in Canada and explores current trends including air, water and soil quality, municipal and hazardous waste management, and the environmental assessment process. Explores in-depth the current environmental issues, with an emphasis on Canadian industries. Also discusses the roles and impact of the media, partisan politics, and the public.

Prerequisite(s)

OCHS 2320

Credits

3.0

Cost

$526.81

Fall 2014

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

CRN 32749

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 4520 is a "blended" Distance Education course - delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Manual) + 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 4520 - 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 MANUAL / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The Course Manual is 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 32915

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 4520 ONLY if you were registered in the previous Spring 2014 Term, and 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 4520 - 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 relationship between workplace health and safety, public health and safety, and environmental issues.
  • Discuss the concept of environmental stewardship as it applies to current business practice.
  • Identify the key government agencies (federal, provincial and local) involved in environmental management and protection in Canada and describe their interactions with public and private sector business.
  • Identify the key nongovernmental organizations involved in environmental activism in Canada and describe their interactions with government and public and private sector business.
  • Discuss the legal requirements for and role of product stewardship programs in Canada.
  • Identify key types and sources of air pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian air pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify the key types and sources of water pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian water pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify key types and sources of soil pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret soil pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify the key types and sources of solid and hazardous wastes from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian solid and hazardous waste management and disposal statutes and regulations.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effectively work as part of an in-house environmental assessment compliance team as per the current federal and provincial environmental assessment processes.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effectively work as part of an in-house environmental site assessment team completing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments as per CSA Z768 and Z769.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effective work as part of an in-house team implementing and managing an environmental management system as per the ISO 14000 series of standards and CSA-ISO14001 and 14004.
  • Suggest ways in which environmental management can be effectively integrated into OHS management systems and practices.
  • Successfully answer the environmental practices competency questions on the current CRSPEX.
  • Provide an employer with the necessary skills to fill the modern position of safety, health and environment (SHE) practitioner.

Related Programs

OCHS 4520 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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