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OCHS 4520 - Environmental Management

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Examines environmental law in Canada and explores current trends including air, water and soil quality, municipal and hazardous waste management, and the environmental assessment process. Explores in-depth the current environmental issues, with an emphasis on Canadian industries. Also discusses the roles and impact of the media, partisan politics, and the public.

Prerequisite(s)

OCHS 2320 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 32749

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

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

Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

Course Outline

Cost

$595.97

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Manual) + ONLINE - including online exams. 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 4520 - 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. PRINT COURSE MANUAL / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The Course Manual is 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 July 20. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of September 8 - 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, 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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 32915

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

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

Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

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 4520 - Fall 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 online 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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 45899

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$595.97

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Manual) + ONLINE - including online exams. 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 4520 - 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 MANUAL / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The Course Manual is 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 23. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of January 6 - 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 2021 Term (April-June). Registration will open Wednesday, February 24 -- 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 45900

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

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 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 4520 - 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 6. 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

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between workplace health and safety, public health and safety, and environmental issues.
  • Discuss the concept of environmental stewardship as it applies to current business practice.
  • Identify the key government agencies (federal, provincial and local) involved in environmental management and protection in Canada and describe their interactions with public and private sector business.
  • Identify the key nongovernmental organizations involved in environmental activism in Canada and describe their interactions with government and public and private sector business.
  • Discuss the legal requirements for and role of product stewardship programs in Canada.
  • Identify key types and sources of air pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian air pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify the key types and sources of water pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian water pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify key types and sources of soil pollutants from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret soil pollutant emission statutes and regulations.
  • Identify the key types and sources of solid and hazardous wastes from business sources in Canada.
  • Access and interpret Canadian solid and hazardous waste management and disposal statutes and regulations.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effectively work as part of an in-house environmental assessment compliance team as per the current federal and provincial environmental assessment processes.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effectively work as part of an in-house environmental site assessment team completing Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments as per CSA Z768 and Z769.
  • Explain and on behalf of an employer effective work as part of an in-house team implementing and managing an environmental management system as per the ISO 14000 series of standards and CSA-ISO14001 and 14004.
  • Suggest ways in which environmental management can be effectively integrated into OHS management systems and practices.
  • Successfully answer the environmental practices competency questions on the current CRSPEX.
  • Provide an employer with the necessary skills to fill the modern position of safety, health and environment (SHE) practitioner.

Effective as of Fall 2007

Related Programs

OCHS 4520 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Ochs 4520 Course Manual (Sept 2011)
Author Ochs
Binding Shrink Wrapped
Price $19.95
Required

Winter 2021

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2021 offerings of this course.

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