Workplace Safety & Prevention

Full-Time

Course List

Term 1

ENG-1173: Communications for Technology

This course is designed to improve students' writing skills by focusing on mechanics, sentence structure, spelling, technical writing style, and lab report writing. This course is also designed to develop students' oral communication skills.

ITS-1013: IT Skills for Technology

Current and effective use of Information Technology Skills is a requirement for all working professionals. ITS 1013 is a blended learning course designed to acquaint students with Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint software as well as the fundamentals and file-management when using the Microsoft Windows operating system. Different browsers, fundamental Internet research tools and the Lambton College email program are also studied. A practical hands-on approach is taken in the class computer lab in combination with an online skills assessment tool to produce interesting and useful business correspondence while applying the fundamentals of Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Also, more emphasis is placed on Microsoft Excel than Word and PowerPoint because the course aligns more closely to technology students. A variety of in-class demonstrations and online training, projects and tests plus a capstone project are used to reinforce and evaluate the student's performance.

CHM-1005: Basic Chemistry I

This course is intended to provide the student with an introduction to basic chemical principles and skills. Topics include classification of matter, physical and chemical changes, chemical nomenclature, writing balanced chemical equations, and gas laws. Students perform calculations of quantities of substances consumed and produced in chemical reactions in terms of mass, moles, and gas volumes. Laboratory exercises complement theoretical concepts and develop good, safe laboratory practices through hands on activities and chemical experimentation. This course prepares students for CHM 2004, Basic Chemistry II, in which concepts relating to organic chemistry and aqueous solutions are developed.

OHS-1023: Occupational Health and Safety

The major objective of this course is to introduce students to the broad and ever-changing field of Occupational Health and Safety. A key responsibility under Ontario's Occupational Health & Safety Act is that employers provide a safe work environment for their employees, a responsibility that holds legal and financial implications. The graduate will understand why Occupational health and Safety should be integrated into every business decision and given the same priorities as quality and productivity.

HRM-3203: Training and Development

The purpose of this course is to provide understanding of the role and methods of training and development in human resources management to senior business students. Topics included are: the nature and importance of training needs analysis, the learning process, methods and techniques of training, designing and implementing a program, the learning organization, program evaluation, and future trends and best practices.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

PHL-1253: Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making

This interdisciplinary course combines insights from the field of business with social psychology and applied ethics, to challenge students with an introspective look at some of today's most important ethical dilemmas. Students of PHL 1253 learn that the ethical standards employed by businesses and corporations ultimately concern the quality of human behaviours in those organizations. Human behaviour evolves from many influences: our past relationships, the ways we think and feel; how we respond to pressures in various social contexts, and how we deliberate in our daily thoughts and actions. Each of these influences is intimately involved with the quality of our ethical decision making.

BIO-1055: Introduction to Biology

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic human anatomy and physiology through the study of organ systems including the following: nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and urinary. General organization of the body, cells, tissues, and organs will also be considered.

OHS-3043: Health and Wellness

Students will be skilled in program design and management, psycho-social and physical health issues, mental health management, nutrition, program planning and health promotion theory, graduates bring a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to workplace wellness. Students will be able to assess health risk factors, develop health and wellness plans and strategies to promote individual and organizational well-being. Students will gain knowledge in providing wellness coaching as well as designing, implementing and evaluating effective health promotion strategies and programs and managing programs in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.

HIN-3303: Human Interaction

HIN 3303 offers the learner a practical lesson in working with others. In all of life's situations, family, friends, school and the workplace. It is imperative that we have acceptable and effective interaction skills. Students will study and exercise various workplace practices to ensure that they can be valuable contributors to their workplace environment. Teamwork and many other group dynamics will be studied and practiced.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

OHS-2033: OHS Management Systems

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of health and safety management. It will Introduce individual elements of the Occupational Health and Safety Management systems. Students will set health and safety priorities, develop management system plans, and negotiate health and safety requirements. This course follows the management system standards commonly applied in Canada.

Term 3

OHSF-5001: Field Placement (280 hours)

Term 4

OHS-2113: Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science that addresses human performance and well-being in relation to the tasks that are being completed, the equipment used, and the environment in which work is being completed. Students are introduced to the practice of ergonomics and the technical elements required when developing an ergonomics program to prevent occupational illness and injury by changing the design of work and workplaces. Building on a foundation of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and information processing, the student will learn how to evaluate and apply human capabilities and limitations to the design of workplaces, work methods, and jobs positions for optimal safety, efficiency, productivity and comfort. This course will also cover ergonomic system design, task analysis, muscle use, anthropometry, workspace design, musculoskeletal disorders, shiftwork, organizational and psychosocial aspects of work.

OHS-2023: Risk Management

Students are introduced to the techniques and basic concepts of hazard management, recognition, evaluation, and control of health and safety hazards in the workplace. Risk management is an essential component of a properly functioning occupational health and safety program. Risk management principles, concepts and models. Explore critical considerations, including risk perception and tolerance as well as risk management strategies. Risk management principles, models and theories, risk management foundations; organizational risk management; risk assessment; conducting a risk survey; analyzing risk and setting priorities for action; incorporating risk management in organizational systems, policies and processes; and evaluating the success of risk mitigation strategies. Following this course, learners will be able to assess an organizations risk management program to determine if it is meeting organizational objectives and recommend strategies and techniques to plan, organize, and control activities in a way that minimizes risk and the effects of risk on the organization.

OHS-2053: Disability Management

Exploration of key concepts leading to practices in integrated Disability Management will be learned by students. A multi-disciplinary approach to managing all forms of disability will be put forward based on sound best practice disability management techniques. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and how the compensation system operates, along with government legislation, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and applicable regulations will be reviewed. Multiple models of disability management will be presented. The assessment, evaluation, and accommodation of various return to work processes will be undertaken, developed and implemented.

HRM-3103: Employment Law

Employment law affects numerous human resource management activities including planning, recruiting, selection, compensation, retention, and termination of employees. The purpose of this course is to review the legal and managerial implications of employment law for human resource management. It includes the formation, terms, regulation and termination of the employment relationship. The course topics include: sources of employment law; whether individuals are employees or independent contractors; discrimination and human rights; employment standards; the duties employees owe to employers; the duties employers owe to employees; formation of the employment contract; the terms of an employment contract; privacy; termination of employment; wrongful dismissal; health and safety; workplace safety and insurance; equity issues; and how employment related information can be found on the internet.

OHS-2043: Accident Prevention and Investigation

The history of accident prevention will be examined, and will concentrate on the principles of managing safety. This course examines proper accident investigation, accident reporting, audits, inspections, accident costs, safety committees, elimination of hazards and basic loss control principles. This course examines the techniques and procedures for the prevention, control, and investigation of workplace accidents, incidents and hazards (with an emphasis on the Province of Ontario).

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

Term 5

OHS-3003: Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

Students will be introduced to the historical background and basic concepts of occupational hygiene recognition, evaluation. Other topics include the control of health hazards in the workplace environment and to relate the role of the industrial hygienist to other professionals in the occupational health team, chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic stresses, and an in-depth examination of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLV) booklet.

OHS-4003: Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Lab

Workers may be exposed to various hazards in the workplace which may affect their health and safety. Exposure monitoring for chemical, biological, and physical hazards frequently encountered in the workplace is reinforced through laboratory experiments and field measurements. As a hands-on component to theory of industrial hygiene and toxicology, students employ practical methods of sampling, measurement techniques and interpretation of results.

ENV-6114: Environmental Management

Leading-edge process operations are successful when the end product is produced safely and in an environmentally sound way. Modern technologists in the process industry are called on to carry out a wide range of tasks including environmental source control. This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of industrial process impact on environment, strategies of environmental protection as well as to appreciate responsibilities of process operators towards environment. The course emphasizes the importance of ecosystem concepts, societal demands, communication and environmental laws as they apply to chemical production facilities.

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

Organizational behaviour is the study of human behaviour in organizational settings. In today's environment, organizations face countless challenges and the need for agility, flexibility and adaptive responses is paramount. This course examines working effectively with others in an organizational setting. It focuses on people working together to achieve their own goals and those of the organization. This course follows the traditional approach to studying organizational behaviour by beginning with an examination of individual sources of behaviour, processing through collective and interpersonal interaction and ending with a consideration of organization-wide variables and issues.

OHS-3053: Operational Safety

Basic theoretical and operational knowledge of the hazards and techniques that may be encountered in the workplace are discussed. Students will identify hazards and safe operating procedures that include: Safeguard Systems, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Energy, Materials Handling and Storage, Hoisting and Rigging Equipment, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Hand and Portable Power Tools, Woodworking Machinery, Welding and Cutting, Metalworking Machinery, Automated Systems or Processes, Confined Spaces, and Fall Protection.

OHS-3063: Introduction to Process Safety

Process safety refers to the prevention of unintentional releases of chemicals, energy, or other potentially dangerous materials (including steam) during the course of chemical processes that can have a serious effect to the plant and environment. Students will study how industrial processes can affect worker and environmental health and safety.

OHS-3013: Emergency Planning and Management

Students will develop an understanding of various emergency plans/procedures, identifying roles and responsibilities in emergency plans. This course is specific to the Emergency Response field with a strong focus on fire prevention. Students will learn unique information concerning response to emergencies, how to manage them, drill preparation and preparedness.


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