Safety Hazard Recognition, Evaluation & Control

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This intro­duc­to­ry course exam­ines health and safe­ty haz­ards and con­trols in a vari­ety of work­place set­tings. The focus of the course will be on con­duct­ing haz­ard assess­ments and iden­ti­fy­ing poten­tial con­trols. A vari­ety of top­ics will be intro­duced, includ­ing include fall pro­tec­tion, con­fined spaces, exca­va­tions, mobile equip­ment, equip­ment guard­ing, con­trol of haz­ardous ener­gy, elec­tri­cal safe­ty and hoist­ing and con­vey­ing equip­ment. Meth­ods to eval­u­ate haz­ards and deter­mine the risk pre­sent­ed by the haz­ards will be cov­ered. Engi­neer­ing, admin­is­tra­tive and per­son­al pro­tec­tive equip­ment con­trol tech­niques to pro­tect work­er safe­ty and health will be empha­sized through­out the course. This course is well suit­ed for indi­vid­u­als new to the field of safe­ty and look­ing for a high lev­el overview of gen­er­al hazards.

Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online or through blended (online + in-class) learning.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Develop basic hazard identification and assessment tools.
  • Identify basic hazards in a variety of occupational environments.
  • Evaluate and determine risks presented by basic hazards.
  • Develop controls to protect against risks for common hazards.
Take note:

  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4609 are delivered entirely online; others are taught through a mix of online and in-class instruction (blended).
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (online or blended).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:

Course duration
Jan 18, 2021Mar 27, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Wil Pulfer

Wil Pulfer has over 20 years of experience in the OHS and industrial hygiene fields. He has worked throughout Western Canada in a diverse range of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, and public sector industries performing an assortment of projects including assessments, surveys, and investigations. Wil is currently the principal of an OHS and industrial hygiene consulting firm that focuses on OHS program development, industrial hygiene, and education. He has also served as president of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH).

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at extnreg@ualberta.ca
Overall Schedule
Mar 1 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Mar 5Mar 8
Monday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mar 22 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires a pre and post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed before and after the in-class meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until March 1, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Course duration
Apr 12, 2021Jun 19, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Class info
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 12, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Offered now
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


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