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Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals OCHS 1000

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Provides an overview of the OH&S field and discusses how health and safety relate to an organization's overall management system. Introduces leadership commitment, open communication, and legal accountability as core concepts that form the basis for effective safety programs. Also explores the wide variety of functions within the OH&S field and the required resources for the safety generalist.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$128.55 - $416.44 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are four offerings of OCHS 1000 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 50736

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50736
  • $408.21
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Robert Miller

Course outline

View

Cost

$408.21

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This section of OCHS 1000 is an *** ONLINE *** Distance Education course. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 6-8 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Spring 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. COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: NO print course materials are required from the Bookstore for this ONLINE course. ACCESS: Available the morning of April 4 (the first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub 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 45-credit OH&S 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 Fall 2022 Term (September-November). Registration will open Wednesday, May 25 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 50737

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50737
  • $128.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Robert Miller

Course outline

View

Cost

$128.55

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 1000 if you were registered with Tutor ROB MILLER in the previous Winter Term (CRN 46413) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Winter Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available prior to the Spring Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Winter Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Spring Term will be available on April 4 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Spring Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub 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.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 54927

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 54927
  • $408.21
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course outline

View

Cost

$408.21

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This section of OCHS 1000 is an *** ONLINE *** Distance Education course. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 6-8 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Spring 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. COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: NO print course materials are required from the Bookstore for this ONLINE course. ACCESS: Available the morning of April 4 (the first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub 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 45-credit OH&S 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 Fall 2022 Term (September-November). Registration will open Wednesday, May 25 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 54928

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 54928
  • $128.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course outline

View

Cost

$128.55

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 1000 if you were registered with Tutor DAILAAN SHAFFER in the previous Winter Term (CRN 70386) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Winter Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available prior to the Spring Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Winter Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Spring Term will be available on April 4 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Spring Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub 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.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below are four offerings of OCHS 1000 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32897

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32897
  • $416.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Robert Miller

Course outline

View

Cost

$416.44

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. 7 This section of OCHS 1000 is an *** ONLINE *** Distance Education course. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 6-8 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - 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. COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: NO print course materials are required from the Bookstore for this ONLINE course. ACCESS: Available the morning of September 6 (the first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub 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 45-credit OH&S Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, David 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 2023 Term (January-March). Registration will open Wednesday, October 26 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

CRN 33034

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33034
  • $131.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Robert Miller

Course outline

View

Cost

$131.19

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 1000 if you were registered with Tutor ROB MILLER in the previous Spring Term (CRN 50736) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all course requirements. This 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. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available prior to the Fall Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. 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 6 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub 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.
Status

CRN 33574

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33574
  • $416.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course outline

View

Cost

$416.44

Important information
  1. This section of OCHS 1000 is an *** ONLINE *** Distance Education course. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 6-8 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - 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. COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: NO print course materials are required from the Bookstore for this ONLINE course. ACCESS: Available the morning of September 6 (the first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub 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 45-credit OH&S Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, David 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 2023 Term (January-March). Registration will open Wednesday, October 26 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

CRN 33935

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33935
  • $131.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course outline

View

Cost

$131.19

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section of OCHS 1000 if you were registered with Tutor DAILAAN SHAFFER in the previous Spring Term (CRN 54927) ***** Re-Registration is ONLY for students, who in the previous term, did not complete all course requirements. This 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. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 1000 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available prior to the Fall Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. 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 6 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub 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.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the OHS field and the role of the OHS practitioner.
  • Summarizes the history of OHS and describes key lessons learned from the early pioneers in the field.
  • Outline the basic principles of OHS.
  • Identify the founding principles of OHS legislation and outline the similarities and differences between jurisdictions.
  • Describe the key components of a safety program.
  • Describe the relationship between a successful safety program, effective leadership and communication, and a strong commitment to safety.
  • Provides examples of ethical dilemmas and potential resolutions in the OHS field.
  • List and describe several resources available to OHS practitioners.
  • Describe how a safety system differs from a safety program and explain why the OHS practitioner needs to be concerned with.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals (OCHS 1000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Advanced Safety Management
    Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Foundations in Occupational Health and Safety
    Associate Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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