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OCHS 1000 - Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$408.21

Winter 2022

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 46413

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Robert Miller

Course Outline

Cost

$408.21

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  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 - Winter 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 January 4 (first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Detailed information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration visit: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials visit: https://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 Spring 2022 Term (April-June). Registration will open Wednesday, February 23 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
  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 47144

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Robert Miller

Course Outline

Cost

$128.55

Notes

  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 Fall Term (CRN 32897) ***** 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 Fall 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 - Winter 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 Winter Term at: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Fall Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Winter Term will be available on January 4 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Winter Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://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 70386

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course Outline

Cost

$408.21

Notes

  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 - Winter 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 January 4 (first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Detailed information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration visit: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials visit: https://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 Spring 2021 Term (April-June). Registration will open Wednesday, February 23 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
  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 70738

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Dailaan Shaffer

Course Outline

Cost

$128.55

Notes

  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 Fall Term (CRN 33574) ***** 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 Fall 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 - Winter 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 Winter Term at: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Fall Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Winter Term will be available on January 4 (the first day of the term). You will need to access the Winter Term of the course in order to submit an outstanding assignment and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: https://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:

  • 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

OCHS 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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