Fully online university education - University of Fredericton (2023)

LEVEL 1: 11 basic courses, 1 guided practice

SSO 1002 Introduction to SSO

This course looks at the scope of responsibility for safety policy and program management across organizational cultures.

In some jurisdictions "joint safety committees" are a legal requirement, while in others they are a means of improving company culture and increasing mutual trust/respect across the hierarchy. Those responsible for delivering safety program outcomes require a strong understanding of the human qualities of communication, trust, shared power and commitment, whether dealing with compliance or policy-related issues.

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COMM 1303 Introduction to Communications for SSO

This course will teach you the essential elements and processes of professional communication for occupational health and safety professionals, including the effective use of written, oral and electronic communication, which will enable you to develop fundamental and up-to-date communication skills in the workplace. As a professional, you need to research, write, and format flawless, professional, and well-written documents. You will also be asked to create and deliver presentations for a variety of workplace situations. This course will teach you the essential communication skills required in today's workplaces.

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MATH 1103 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 1103 is an introductory course for undergraduate AOHS students. The course includes engineering calculations and an intensive review of basic algebra. Topics include operations on algebraic expressions, solving equations (linear, systems of equations), and basic trigonometry. The aim of the course is to provide students with a uniform foundation in the basics and thus to facilitate the study of other job-related subjects and advanced courses in mathematics.

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SCI 1003 Introduction to Chemistry and Biology

Students learn basic human biology, physiology, basic principles of microbiology and toxicology, as well as epidemiology, emerging pathogens, and biosafety levels 1-4.

In addition, students learn introductory chemistry, including the importance of ions in the body, the properties of solutions, organic chemistry, biochemistry, as well as the importance of some of the personal, ethical, sociocultural, economic, and environmental implications of the changes causing chemical research.

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MGMT 1212 Organizational Behavior I for OHS

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of management and organizational behavior in the context of using these concepts to strategically develop environmental, occupational health and safety processes within an organization.

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Investigation and response to OHS 1532 incidents

This course introduces the basic concepts of causality and accident investigation with the intention of using these concepts for the strategic development of environmental, occupational safety and health processes in the organizational context. Students will learn how to apply the content to a variety of industrial and commercial environments and to many different types of organizations.

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OHS 1213 Safety Training: An Introduction to Basic Principles

People, sometimes referred to as "human capital," are the most underutilized resource in the developed world. People are our most valuable resource, but they are not always endowed with the necessary intellectual and practical skills to perform at their best. In this course, participants will learn effective on-the-job training tools and the ability to implement intelligent training strategies essential to effective leadership.

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OHS 1613 Safety Management Systems

A requirement of any management system is the ability to prevent the loss of organizational resources. In most jurisdictions, the primary focus of any security program is compliance with regulatory standards. This is often an ineffective approach to reducing workplace losses. The field of health and safety has matured and offers diverse approaches to achieve this goal of prevention.

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OHS 1513 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Controls

In this course, participants will learn several basic risk assessment tools and the skills needed to proactively mitigate risk. Students will learn how to use these tools by becoming familiar with the process, required resources and practical examples of different methods. The intended outcome of these tools and skills is to encourage collaboration with stakeholders to identify and prioritize risks in the workplace.

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OHS 1433 Occupational/occupational hygiene

Workplaces often harbor many invisible but highly dangerous hazards, including air quality, sound pressure, extreme temperatures, workplace design, and more. Knowing the basics of identifying and managing these common workplace hazards enables a more effective environmental, safety and health management program.

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OHS 1313 Environmental Management

One of the biggest challenges for this generation is learning the skills that will allow us to properly manage our environment. An effective health, safety and environmental management program integrates the management of people, property, environment and processes into a single entity.

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Occupational Health and Safety Guide 1993

The Guided Internship (GP) is a guided hands-on application of previously learned theory to practical situations. The student selects from six options including developing a comprehensive program in a specific context, a detailed program addressing a specific risk issue, developing a business case for their current occupational health and safety program, conducting a detailed case analysis for a case study, or the creation of a presentation or similar option. This exercise requires students to demonstrate specific research and writing skills as they summarize previous learning from the courses, as well as other information they might integrate into their work. Students are trained from proposal submission to final presentation, with feedback at key points throughout the project.

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LEVEL 2: 6 core courses, 2 elective courses, 1 applied internship

BUSI 1813 Law and Ethics

Disputes related to job loss can affect the boardroom and treasury department of the company. This course teaches the fundamentals of applying due diligence and complying with health, safety and environmental regulations.

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MGMT 1222 Organizational Behavior II for OHS

This course offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to organizational dynamics. While it highlights many of the normal elements of the subject, the social orientation of the content is refreshing and helps students understand the subject from a more human and less sterile perspective. The course provides students with an understanding of organizational behavior. Topics to be discussed: nature and scope of organizational dynamics; attitudes, values ​​and ethics; Interpersonal communication; group dynamics and team building; leadership, power and politics; conflict management, negativity and stress; organizational structure, design and change; organizational culture and cultural diversity.

OHS 2623 Safety Management Systems and Measurement Systems II

Analyze (review) the effectiveness of an organization's overall security system. Explore different measurement and analysis tools and examine different approaches to determining the effectiveness of security programs. Explain and contrast compliance reviews and best practice reviews. Various methods of designing and managing assessment criteria, questionnaires, opinion polls, interviews and a final report are covered. Find out about the workplace inspection component or the safety committee component of a safety program at your organization of choice. Students review the internal and external audit processes from initial planning to completion, including needs analysis and the development and implementation of policies, procedures and plans.

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OHS 2523 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control II

This course is designed for occupational health and safety professionals to organize and develop workplace risk assessment processes to reduce accidents and incidents. The course describes techniques for identifying hazards and applying factors to assess risk and determine a course of action.

OHS 2443 Occupational/occupational hygiene II

Based on the concepts of OHS 1433, this course examines industrial hygiene tools and procedures for collecting chemical and biological hazard data commonly found in the workplace. Students will learn to use a variety of tools currently used to assess a variety of chemical and biological hazards, including evaluating and recommending control actions for common chemical and biological hazards in the workplace.

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OHS 2323 Environmental Management II

Building on the fundamentals of occupational health and safety, it examines current trends, including air, water and soil quality and the environmental assessment process. Get in-depth information on current environmental issues, with a focus on Canada's industry. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the environmental impact of the industrial process and environmental protection strategies, as well as assessing the responsibilities of process operators towards the environment. The course emphasizes the importance of ecosystem concepts, social requirements, communication and environmental laws that apply to chemical production facilities.

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OHS 2996 Applied Internship

The Applied Internship (AP) is an applied application of critical thinking skills through the creation of a project that uses previously learned theory to comprehensively analyze a specific topic related to occupational health and safety. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management practices and the cultural aspects of safety management systems and how these interact with and affect the structural components of the system. This course is considered a capstone project in which students use their skills to assess, evaluate, compare and draw conclusions about their subject and then synthesize information from previous learning and their research to create their project based on their to formulate results. This course is a prerequisite for completing the Associate Degree program at the University of Fredericton. This exercise requires students to demonstrate specific research and writing skills as they summarize previous learning from the courses, as well as other information they might integrate into their work.

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Electives (choose two)

DISM 1103 Introduction to Disability Management

Disability management is most effective when incorporated and integrated into an organization's strategies and culture. This course introduces an interdisciplinary approach to disability management concepts and practices and addresses the design, implementation, and marketing of an effective integrated disability management program. Topics include the theory and practice of disability management, what is an integrated disability management program, how does it work, the role of the employee assistance program in disability management, the workers' compensation system, the infrastructure and standards for an integrated disability management program Program, data management, program evaluation, and program communication and marketing, ethical and legal aspects related to disability management.

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DISM 1113 Essential Elements of the Disability Management Program

Disability management is most effective when incorporated and integrated into an organization's strategies and culture. This course builds on the materials covered in DISM 1103 and covers topics such as OHS professionals: their roles and contributions to disability management and an overview of ergonomics, education and training of stakeholders in disability management, supporting shared hand management, integrated management of Disability management programs, advanced program evaluation, legal aspects of disability management, and effective workplace support and assistance programs.

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OHS 1703 Brandmanagement

This course serves to expand knowledge and skills in the field of fire protection. It will cover the standards and requirements for a fire management and prevention program and a variety of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems. It provides students with the foundation to conduct fire risk assessments and incorporate best practices based on an understanding of the proactive elements of life safety and reactive emergency management.

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OHS 1503 Fundamentals of Auditing

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a detailed overview of auditing principles as well as an appreciation of auditing tools. The theory and practice of conducting the essential steps of a health and safety audit are also covered.

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OHS 2223 Training II

In this course, you will learn how organizations can integrate the principles of learning organizations and workplace learning to support continuous learning within the organization. You will explore how to use different instructional design models when developing safety training. You will also learn how to apply the principles of S.A.F.E. Training™ at work.
In this course, you will learn the skills of an effective trainer and learn how to conduct effective face-to-face training. You will have the opportunity to develop reflective and practical skills and to look at safety training from the perspective of the participants.

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