DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality academic experience. All scheduled academic activities and services, including on-campus learning through classes and labs, continue as planned while Durham Region is under red-zone restrictions. For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our COVID-19 winter semester page.
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Occupational Health & Safety (HURM)

This course provides students with a solid understanding of the broad and ever-changing occupational health and safety issues, legislation, programs, and best practices with specific reference to the human resource management function. Students will learn about hazard recognition, assessment and control techniques (physical, chemical, biological, and socio-psychological aspects) and the management of safety programs and related financial impacts in compliance with health and safety legislation. Topics include: legislative framework, hazard contact and risk assessment, incident investigation, workplace harassment and violence, emergency response and preparedness, motivating safety behaviour, workplace wellness, workers' compensation, employee training, and disability management including accommodation and return to work. The course also looks at evolving issues in the modern management of health and safety programs. Successful completion of this course, with a minimum final grade of 65%, will qualify as an approved credit towards the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), a designation granted by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Please visit www.hrpa.ca for full details.