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OCHS 4320 - Occupational Hygiene

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

This theory course introduces the concepts of recognizing, identifying, monitoring, evaluation, and recommending control measures for common chemical and physical hazards in the workplace. Discusses the benefits of implementing an occuptional hygiene program. Explores a wide range of hygiene topics including permissible levels, exposure limits, radiation, temperature and pressure extremes, asbestos contamination, and ventilation design.

Prerequisite(s)

OCHS 2340 and OCHS 2420 or approval from department.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$807.38

Winter 2022

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

CRN 46417

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Cris Barzan

Course Outline

Cost

$807.38

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. REGISTER ONLY IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PREREQUISITES: OCHS 2340 and OCHS 2420. ***** This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Materials) + ONLINE - including online exams. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 10-12 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 4320 - Winter 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. PRINT COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The course materials (Course Manual + Textbook) are additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after November 21. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of January 4 - and includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. 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, 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 47168

Mon Jan 03 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 25 Distance

Instructor

Cris Barzan

Course Outline

Cost

$248.07

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section ONLY if you were registered in the previous Fall 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 Fall 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 4320 - Winter Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional 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. You will need to access the Winter 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.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Support others in developing their understanding of technical language.
  • Select appropriate evaluation methods for specific hazards in the workplace.
  • Apply models of Recognition - Evaluation - Control and Source - Path - Receiver through recommendations for an effective occupational health and safety program.
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach in the evaluation of occupational hygiene-related hazards in the work environment, including recognition and evaluation of high risk work practices.
  • Develop a systematic approach for evaluation of selected work environments, processes and practices based on concepts, principles and research of occupational hygiene while integrating personal and professional knowledge and experience.
  • Identify required changes in work processes and practices and develop collaborative strategies for advocating changes to improve the health and safety of the work environment.
  • Develop a beginning awareness of resources (financial, human, material and time) required for organizations to adopt changes related to occupational health and safety.
  • Build on verbal and written communication skills through learning experiences and assignments.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

OCHS 4320 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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