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OCHS 2440 - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Focuses on the reduction of the effects of disasters through established and proven workplace emergency plans, procedures, and training. Evaluates the issues that arise prior to, during, and immediately following an emergency, as well as the long-range recovery challenges that follow. Discusses the development of an emergency response team and its implications. Includes an overview of community and government disaster services.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$595.97

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 32916

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Distance Online Delivery

Instructor

Laurie Pearce

Course Outline

Cost

$595.97

Notes

  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 2440 - 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 MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: NO print course materials are required from the Bookstore for this ONLINE course. ACCESS: Available the morning of September 8 (first day of the term). Login via The Learning Hub at: https://learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: https://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 2021 Term (January-March). Registration will open Wednesday, October 28 -- 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.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 33150

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Distance Online Delivery

Instructor

Laurie Pearce

Course Outline

Cost

$184.73

Notes

  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 is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 2440 - 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: https://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 8. 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: 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.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Determine legal requirements regarding emergency preparedness and response.
  • Describe the roles, responsibilities and functions in emergency preparedness and response systems.
  • Communicate with personnel, management, community, and government services in terms of emergency preparedness and response.
  • Identify and address hazards, risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Explain various mitigation strategies that may be appropriate for hazards, risks and vulnerabilities identified.
  • Identify and address diversity in requirements in a business and a community.
  • Describe the procedures involved in development and deployment of a plan and program.
  • List the basic requirements of an emergency preparedness and response plan and program.
  • Describe situations and outcomes for some notable examples of past disasters.
  • Develop and implement an emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • Identify and access various resources available to assist in the development and deployment of an emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • Conduct basic instruction and training exercises.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

OCHS 2440 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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