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OHS Legislation OCHS 2100

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Explores the general concepts of legislation relevant to the safety field. The history of the Canadian legal system sets the tone for introducing the concepts of workers' compensation, safety regulation, due diligence, consultation and enforcement. Critically compares OH&S systems in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Introduces Canadian legislation and other safety regulations. You need access to a copy of your governing OH&S legislation.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 60% in OCHS 1000 ( may be taken concurrently)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$192.16 - $620.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of OCHS 2100 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 33576

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33576
  • $620.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Shelley Baldry

Course outline

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Cost

$620.00

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. 3 This is an *** ONLINE *** Distance Education course. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 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 2100 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss this important e-mail. COURSE MATERIAL / 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: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: 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, 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 33577

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 33577
  • $192.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Shelley Baldry

Course outline

View

Cost

$192.16

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 ONLY if you were registered in the previous Spring Term, and 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 available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2100 - 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. You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in order to submit any outstanding assignments 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:

  • Apply OHS legislation to Canadian provincial and federal jurisdictions.
  • Research both federal and provincial legislation to determine legal requirements.
  • Describe the role and function of OHS and workers’ compensation systems.
  • Describe the enforcement process in several OHS jurisdictions.
  • Outline the systems in several jurisdictions for workers’ compensation claims, assessments, and experience rating systems.
  • List the basic requirements of a due diligence defence for OHS, and develop recommendations to prevent or defend against litigation.
  • Compare and contrast the OHS systems and the workers’ compensation systems in Canada, the United States, and several other countries.
  • Access several OHS standards organizations.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

OHS Legislation (OCHS 2100) 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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