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  • OHS 208 - Occupational Health and Safety Law
    This course begins with an examination of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and how the compensation system operates. An emphasis is placed on a detailed examination of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Canada Labour Code Part 2. A thorough analysis of the elements of the Internal Responsibility System is provided (duties, committees, work refusals). Secondary federal and provincial legislation is also covered. The course concludes with issues related to enforcement, prosecutions and due diligence.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: MHR 711
  • OHS 301 - Biological Agents
    Biological agents of significance in a wide range of workplaces will be introduced. Bacteria, viruses, eukaryotic microorganisms, parasites, fungi and insects that are recognized hazards to workers will be covered, focusing on those that have a direct impact on occupational health and safety. Major physical and chemical methods of controlling microbial contamination and disease transmission in work environments will be presented with limitations of each method discussed. Case-based scenarios will be explored using problem-based sessions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 314 - Physical Agents
    This course is concerned primarily with two important physical agents in the workplace: noise and heat stress. Other physical health hazards covered include cold stress, whole-body and hand-arm vibration. The nature and health effects of these agents, as well as the occupational exposure criteria, measurement techniques, and exposure control methods are reviewed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (ENH 220 and PCS 106) or in OC006
  • OHS 319 - Health Effects of Radiation
    This course covers the physical nature of radiation, the biological effects and the protective measures necessary to eliminate or reduce exposure to radiation. The course is roughly divided between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Attention is given to the regulations and guidelines governing radiation sources.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (ENH 220 and PCS 106) or in OC006
  • OHS 322 - Introductory Toxicology

    This course is an introduction to toxicology. The first part of the course introduces the general principles of toxicology. Chemical disposition will be studied including routes of absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion of chemicals. Dose response relationships are examined. Other topics include mutagenesis, teratogenesis and carcinogenesis. Target organs for chemical toxicity and classes of compounds associated with toxicity. (formerly OHS 311).

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (CHY 104 and ENH 220) or in OC005 or OC006
  • OHS 323 - Accident Theory

    Accident theory is foundational for all aspects of OHS management. Models are examined, drawing on disciplines such as psychology, epidemiology, engineering, ergonomics and organizational studies. Of particular importance is the distinction between root causes and behavioural causes. The importance of accounting for all possible categories of losses is emphasized. The aim is not to provide the "one best" model, but to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each model and to assess their usefulness for various purposes.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: PCS 106 or in OC006
  • OHS 421 - Occupational Hygiene I
    This course is the first of two courses that examine sampling and analytical equipment, and techniques necessary for determinations of exposure and risk to chemical agents. Existing standards and guidelines in occupational hygiene are examined, and a critical view is taken in interpretation of sampling and analytical results.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (CHY 104 and CHY 152) or in OC006
  • OHS 422 - Advanced Toxicology
    This course builds on OHS 322 Introductory Toxicology by shifting the emphasis from the toxic effects of agents on particular tissues and organs to the toxicological characteristics of the most important classes of toxic agents: inorganic gases (e.g., CO, H2S, NH3), corrosives, particulates, solvents, metals, and pesticides. (formerly OHS 411).
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS322 or OHS311
    Antirequisites: OHS411
  • OHS 477 - Disability Management
    This course explores the key concepts of integrated disability management. A multi-disciplinary approach to managing all forms of disability will be put forward based on sound best practice disability management techniques. Government legislation and regulations will be reviewed as well as the influence of non-governmental organizations. Multiple models of disability management will be presented. The assessment and evaluation of various return to work processes will be undertaken.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 508 - Occupational Health and Safety
    This course introduces aspects of occupational health and safety that are of relevance to public health students. In the first half of the course, the nature of common occupational health hazards, their effects upon the human body and examples of common protective devices and measures are examined. In the second half of the course, a number of accident causation models are introduced as a foundation for occupational safety. Techniques of hazard recognition, evaluation and control are then examined.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 509 - Systems Safety
    This course introduces principles and safety of materials science, manufacturing methods, structures, machinery, and electrical systems. The course covers properties of materials affecting their choice for different applications, performance of materials and structures, machines and mechanical components used for performing work and electrical power equipment. Emphasis will be placed on safety, reliability, failure modes, inspection and evaluation of parts, structures and systems and engineering approaches to preventing harm.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 314
  • OHS 516 - Ergonomics
    This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of ergonomics emphasizing applications to product design and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. The focus includes anthropometry, workplace design, and biomechanical and other human factors. It also covers physical and cognitive principles relevant to human performance and well-being that are reflected in workspace, interface and task design including controls and displays and manual materials handling. Ergonomic assessment methodologies will be used to assess design features and possible musculoskeletal problems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: (ENH 220 and PCS 106) or in OC006
  • OHS 523 - Safety Evaluation Techniques
    This course introduces principles of evaluation and surveys a range of methods used to evaluate safety, including the use of injury data, task analysis methods, goal structuring notation and safety cases, and introduces various qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating safety including inspections, FMEA, fault tree analysis, HAZOP, human error identification methods, and related evaluation techniques.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MTH 125 and PCS 106
  • OHS 608 - Hazard Recognition and Control
    This course introduces the techniques of hazard recognition and control and examines specific hazards-primarily of a physical and safety nature. Hazard recognition and hazard control are shown to be interrelated since inadequacies of control measures in themselves may constitute hazards. Not available to students in OC003 or OC006
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 621 - Occupational Hygiene II
    This course continues a study of the various sampling and analytical techniques necessary for determinations of exposure and risk to noise, vibration, radiation, thermal stress, ventilation and other agents. Monitoring equipment and processes are an important part of this course, as are existing standards and guidelines for exposure. A critical view is taken of interpretation of sampling and analytical results.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 421
  • OHS 623 - Safety Control Methods
    Building upon earlier courses emphasizing hazard recognition and evaluation, this course examines the major categories of control methods, respiratory protective devices and measures essential to eliminate or reduce workplace hazards. The course emphasizes plant design, ventilation design, preventive maintenance, housekeeping, respiratory personal protective equipment and hygiene.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 709 - Fire and Radiation Safety
    Building on courses that provided an understanding of the nature of fire, explosions and methods of evaluation, this course begins with an analysis of prevention and protection strategies. The Fire, Building, Electrical, Propane and Gasoline Handling Codes are examined. The elements of a fire safety management program are set out. Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are covered, with attention given to regulations governing radiation sources. The role of a Radiation Safety Officer is discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 314
  • OHS 718 - Systems Management I
    Basic concepts of management, decision-making and engineering design that affect the OHS specialist. Introduces individual elements of the contemporary OHS management system. Each element is considered from an evidence-based perspective, as a background for implementing codified management systems standards and best practices guidelines. Students will set health and safety priorities, develop management system plans, and negotiate health and safety requirements in the manufacturing, distribution, use, and/or disposal phases of a product or process life-cycle.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 723 - Sectoral Applications I
    This course is concerned with two of the primary sectors of the economy: industrial and construction. The safety hazards and protective measures associated with machinery, equipment and tools, confined spaces, hoists, trenching, industrial trucks and electrical sources are examined. Relevant legislation is presented.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 800 - Sectoral Applications
    Techniques of identification, evaluation, control and management that students have mastered in previous courses are applied to the hazards and controls associated with specific sectors of the economy: manufacturing, construction, forestry, mining, transportation, health care, retail, offices and utilities. Sector-specific regulations are examined. The role of sector-specific safe workplace associations is discussed. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore potential areas of their professional practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 805 - Independent Study
    This is a directed readings course in which students will be assigned a faculty supervisor who will select appropriate readings and activities to be undertaken on a specified topic. The student will undertake detailed investigation, exploration, and research into a specific topic of relevance to occupational or public health.
    Weekly Contact: Tutorial: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • OHS 806 - Advanced Health and Safety Law
    This course provides a detailed examination of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and how the compensation system operates. Using case studies, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Canada Labour Code Part 2, and the Internal Responsibility System are studied in detail. Secondary federal and provincial legislation is also covered. The course concludes with issues related to enforcement, prosecutions and due diligence.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: ENH 121
  • OHS 810 - Seminars
    This course will examine a selection of topical issues drawn from the fields of Occupational Health and Safety. Each topic will be presented by a person or persons actively involved in the subject, and the discussions that follow will utilize small or large group as appropriate.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 311
  • OHS 811 - OHSE Management Systems
    This course covers the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and review phases for occupational health, safety and environmental management systems. The processes for management system designs found in ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005 are critically examined. The importance of the Internal Responsibility System, when setting out organizational arrangements for responsibility, authority and accountability, is stressed. Policies, programs and procedures within an OHSE management system are designed to be workplace-specific.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 818 - Systems Management II
    This course continues the theme of OHS 718, offering exposure to further programs and components of a mature, comprehensive OHS system in the workplace. Programs covered include those concerning: health and safety management systems, workers' compensation, re-employment of injured workers, workplace violence, vehicles/transportation, off-the-job health and safety, "wellness," substance abuse, labour relations, and regulatory compliance.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 718
  • OHS 823 - Sectoral Applications II
    This course continues the survey undertaken in OHS 723 Sectoral Applications I. Following an analysis of the particular hazards and control measures found in the forestry, mining and transportation industries, the course focuses on narrower sectors of the economy such as health care facilities, retail outlets, offices and utilities.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: OHS 723
  • OHS 833 - Fire Safety Management
    This course begins with an overview of fire chemistry followed by an analysis of fire prevention and fire protection methodologies. Hazard recognition and evaluation techniques are presented. Important aspects of Fire, Building, and Electrical Codes are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on emergency response planning and a review of the application of codes and regulations to specific fire events.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • OHS 840 - OHS Leadership and Ethics
    This course focuses on the management of occupational health and safety (OHS), with a particular focus on ethics, and the role of the OHS professional as a leader who influences the safety culture of an organization. The course will include discussion of leadership and leadership techniques within the context of OHS, management of OHS projects, professional ethics, enterprise risk management, and evidence-informed decision-making.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00