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OCHS 2200 - Safety Program Design

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Discusses how to coordinate, develop, implement, and maintain an OH&S program within an organization. Explores how political, cultural , economic, and industry climates as well as corporate and personal values influence safety culture. Introduces management commitment, employee involvement, communication, supervision, education and training, safety recognition, safety policy, and safety committees. Provides legal, moral, and economic reasons for implementing a safety program. Outlines how to develop the policies and procedures required for a written OH&S program including workplace inspections, accident investigations, record keeping, first aid, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, job hazard analysis, training, work procedures and regular program review.


OCHS 1000 and (OCHS 1100 or OCHS 2100) or approval from department.





Fall 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 33147

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 22 Distance



Course Outline




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. 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 2200 - 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: The above price is for tuition only. The purchase of a required Textbook (Bird & Germaine) is additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after July 22. ACCESS: Available the morning of September 3 (the first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub at: SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: For course materials: 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 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 2020 Term (January-March). Registration will open Wednesday, October 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 33148

Tue Sep 03 - Fri Nov 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 22 Distance


Lesley Norris

Course Outline




  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. 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 2200 - 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: 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 3. 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: 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 why safety programs are needed and how values influence program success.
  • Describe the relationship between a successful safety program, effective leadership and communication, and a strong commitment to safety.
  • Describe the key components of a safety program and how program information should be organized.
  • Identify hazard recognition, evaluation, and control methods that must be included in the safety program.
  • Apply education, training, communication, program promotion and employee participation needs to program design.
  • Outline supervisory issues that must be addressed in the safety program.
  • Summarize health and occupational hygiene requirements necessary for inclusion in most safety programs.
  • Apply total loss control principles to safety programming requirements.
  • Describe the process necessary for successful safety program implementation.
  • Explain methods to measure and enhance safety performance that will ensure continual safety program improvement.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

OCHS 2200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Public Works Supervision
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

School of Health Sciences

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


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