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     OCCUPATIONAL
     HEALTH AND SAFETY
     CERTIFICATE

     Concern for the promotion of health and safety in the workplace is increasing among workers and employers
     across all industries and in society in general. As a result, the demand for occupational health and safety
     professionals is also increasing. This certificate program is designed to help practitioners from many different
     backgrounds develop the competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and
     evaluation of occupational health and safety programs and systems in a wide variety of occupational settings.



     PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:                                                  STUDENT AUDIENCE


       of healthy and safe workplaces                                       who aspire for a career in health and safety in the workplace,
                                                                            including occupational and industrial health and safety
       for the development, implementation, and evaluation of               technicians, technologists, officers, coordinators, supervisors,
       occupational health and safety programs, systems,                    consultants, educators, trainers, and administrators
       procedures, and techniques

       practice, or aspire to practice, as occupational health              security officers, environmental health officers, public health
       and safety professionals                                             inspectors, construction and production foremen and supervisors,
                                                                            maintenance superintendents, occupational health nurses,
       concepts, principles, and practices involved in the                  industrial hygienists, engineering and instrument technicians,
       anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, prevention,          chemical technologists from business firms, government
       reduction, and elimination of hazards, accidents, injuries,          agencies and members of industrial associations, employee
       diseases, and disabilities to people in on-the-job situations        and labour groups

       Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) as granted by the
       Board of Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), and
       assist Registered Occupational Hygienists maintain
       registration with the Canadian Registration Board of
       Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH), and the American
       Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).




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PROGRAM CONTENTS:                                                     COMPULSORY CORE COURSES

A practice-oriented, research-based, multidisciplinary program
based on an integration of engineering, physical, chemical,
biological, social, and psychological knowledge with problems
and challenges in practice. This program requires the completion
of 329 credit hours: six core courses, two courses out of the
elective courses, and 35 hours of enrichment seminars.

                                                                      ELECTIVE COURSES (CHOOSE TWO)
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Individuals wishing to register to the Occupational Health and
Safety (OH&S) Certificate Program must possess two years’
work experience and a minimum of a high school diploma or
equivalent. Individuals who do not meet these requirements
may be admitted on a conditional basis. Students granted
conditional admission must achieve a GPA of 2.0 (or letter                  Evaluation & Control (SHREC)
grade of ’C’) in their first two core/elective courses in order
to continue in the program.


COURSE FORMAT:
                                                                      ENRICHMENT SEMINARS
In response to student demand, the Faculty of Extension
OH&S Certificate Program continues to deliver its courses
using a variety of formats. The formats are as follows:




Students registering in a condensed-format offering are
expected to have a solid understanding of OH&S’s concepts
in order to be successful.

Please note: Courses offered in a condensed format (four-day,
three weekend, and some two-weekend) have a pre-course
work component to be completed prior to the class start date;
this work will be graded. The pre-course information will be
emailed to students two weeks prior to the course start date.        NOTE: Students have a maximum of six (6) years to complete
Please ensure your email address is current.                         all requirements of this program.

                                                                     Please note: All courses include a variety of assignments, quizzes,
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                     exams and projects. To be successful, students should expect to
                                                                     dedicate significant time and effort in coursework.
It is highly recommended that the first four core courses be
taken in the order that they are listed below. Health and Safety
                                                                     Students are asked to ensure that the program office has their
Legislation and Organizational Behaviour can be taken any
time in your program.                                                current email, home and work addresses, and telephone numbers.




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     PROGRAM AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
     Students graduating from the Occupational Health and Safety
     Certificate Program with a cumulative grade point average of
     3.5 or more will graduate With Distinction.
                                                                           ALBERTA EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION

                                                                           HEALTH AND SAFETY DIVISION AWARD

                                                                           Alberta Employment and Immigration awards a $500 cash award
     CANADIAN CENTRE FOR OCCUPATIONAL                                      to the student graduating with the highest grade point average.
     HEALTH AND SAFETY (CCOHS)                                             This award is presented at the annual graduation ceremony
                                                                           which takes place each year in June.
     DICK MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
                                                                           Congratulations to the following graduate from the June 2009,
                                                                           Faculty of Extension Graduation Ceremony: Sherri Wareham
     Award: $1,000 (three awards to be presented)

     Eligibility: Any student enrolled either full-time or part-time in
     an Occupational Health and Safety-related course or program
     at an accredited college or university in Canada leading to an
     OH&S certificate, diploma, or degree
                                                                           HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE
     Application: All applications must include a completed                SOCIETY OF ALBERTA (HSCSA)
     application form and will be evaluated on the basis of an
                                                                           HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD
     essay submission.
                                                                           Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta (HSCSA)
     Essay Topic: Choose a topic that best fits your aspirations            awards a $500 cash award to the graduate with the second
     in the field of OH&S                                                   highest gradepoint average.

     Submission: The application form and essay must be submitted          Congratulations to the following graduate from the June 2009,
     together, either electronically by email to scholarship@ccohs.ca      Faculty of Extension Graduation Ceremony: Cheryl Cameron
     or by mail to:
        Dick Martin Scholarship Award
        Canadian Centre for Occupational
        Health and Safety
        135 Hunter Street East
       Hamilton, ON L8N 1M5                                                PEMBINA PIPELINE CORPORATION OH&S BURSARY

     Deadline: Essays are to be received no later than 5 pm on             Awards are available to students of OH&S Certificate program
     January 31st of each year. Submissions received after the             in any year of study. Student must have completed 3 of the
     deadline will not be considered. (for detailed information            core courses from the OH&S certificate program to apply
     regarding this scholarship, please visit www. ccohs.ca)               for the bursary. Preferences will be given to students
                                                                           exhibiting a financial need.
     Congratulations to the 2009 award winner: Erik Mortensen.
                                                                           2 awards of $500.00 each are available.

                                                                           Contact us to apply at awards@keyano.ca or by phone at
                                                                           780-791-4894.

                                                                           Applications must be received by the 3rd Friday in September.

                                                                           Thank you, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, for making
                                                                           this award available to our students




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CHANGES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA’S OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OH&S)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM-EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2005

In response to feedback from our advisory committee, major stakeholders, and our student body, we have made several changes
to the above program which took effect September 1, 2005. These changes impact individuals who have enrolled into the OH&S
Program after August 31, 2005. Please note the requirement to complete the program remains as 329 hours.

Students enrolled in the OH&S Program prior to September 1, 2005 must complete five core courses, two core electives, and 56
hours of elective enrichment seminars. Please see table listing (A) for courses available for credit.

Individuals enrolling in the OH&S Program after September 1, 2005 must complete six core courses, two electives, and 35 hours
of enrichment seminars. Please see table listing (B) for courses available for credit.



(A) PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2005                                      (B) AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2005

 CORE COURSES                                                        CORE COURSES

 Accident Control I                                                   Introduction to Health and Safety Systems
 Accident Control II                                                  Management of Health and Safety Systems
 Occupational Hygiene I                                               Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
 Occupational Hygiene II                                              Applied Occupational Hygiene
 Organizational Behaviour                                             Organizational Behaviour
                                                                      Health & Safety Legislation & Policy
 CORE ELECTIVE
                                                                     ELECTIVE COURSES
 Fundamentals of Disability Management
 Fundamentals of Ergonomics                                           (78 hours - choose two out of the following)
 Fundamentals of Auditing
 Basic Train-the-Trainer                                              Fundamentals of Auditing
 Training and Development of the Workforce                            Fundamentals of Disability Management
 Interpersonal Communications in Business                             Fundamentals of Ergonomics
 Fundamentals of Project Management                                   How to be an Effective Safety Trainer
 Computer Competence for Managers                                     Risk Management and Communications
 Physical Security Planning                                           Safety Hazard Recognition, Evaluation & Control
                                                                      Interpersonal Communications in Business
 Please note:                                                         Training and Development of the Workforce
 students may take the new core electives for credit                  Environmental Resource Management
                                                                      (choose two 21-hour electives from the ERM Certificate
 ELECTIVE ENRICHMENT COURSES - 56 HRS                                 Program to receive credit for one core elective)

 Selection of Electives Current (plus new additions)                 ENRICHMENT SEMINARS - MINIMUM OF 35 HRS

                                                                      Current Selection of Electives (plus new additions)

                                                                      Please note:
                                                                      Students who have received credit for the OH&S Law course
                                                                      cannot take the Health and Safety Legislation course for credit.




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     ONLINE COURSES
     Flexibility and accessibility take on a whole new                     A note on attendance, participation, and eClass Live
     meaning! The University of Alberta’s Occupational                     If your class includes an eClass Live component, you will notice
                                                                           that the class is scheduled. Much like an online conference
     Health and Safety Certificate Program began piloting                   call, you are expected to join in the online classroom with the
     online courses in 2008 and continues to grow its                      instructor and your fellow students at the scheduled time.
     online offerings this year.                                           This is your opportunity to not only receive lecture content,
                                                                           but also participate in real-time, synchronous conversations.
                                                                           Please note: Your course grade may include a participation
                                                                           and professionalism component.
     WILL E-LEARNING WORK FOR YOU?

     Online courses and face-to-face courses are similar in many ways:
                                                                           FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE

                                                                           Location: Online
       other students, and course materials
                                                                           46221fa1 Sept 14, 28, Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14 (13M)
                                                                                     Bi–weekly eClass Live lectures
       completing assignments, and writing quizzes or exams
                                                                                     Virtual office hours on non class weeks
                                                                                     starting Sept 14, 7–9 pm
     Learning online may work for you if you are:
                                                                                     No class on Monday, Oct 12 (Thanksgiving)
                                                                           Fee:      $495


       flexible timelines
                                                                           HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION AND POLICY
     Our online course delivery system, eClass, is used to provide
                                                                           Location: Online
     online courses and content. The courses will feature regularly
                                                                           46241wi Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 9, 23, 30 (7T)
     scheduled, evening bi-weekly lectures delivered with eClass
                                                                                     Bi–weekly eClass Live lectures
     Live (a real-time, synchronous virtual classroom).
                                                                                     starting Jan 12, 7–9 pm
                                                                                     Virtual office hours 6–7 pm
     Only the eClass Live lectures in your virtual classroom take place
                                                                           Fee:      $495
     at scheduled times. Other assignments, including contribution
     to online discussion forums, can be completed as your schedule
     allows before assigned due dates.
                                                                           INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH
                                                                           AND SAFETY SYSTEMS
     It may take a few weeks to get used to the technology and the
     environment of the virtual classroom, but support will be available
                                                                           Location: Online
     should you have questions about getting started. Over the term,
                                                                           46201sp1 Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18, Jun 1, 15, 29 (13T)
     you can expect to spend about three hours online each week,
                                                                                     Bi–weekly eClass Live lectures
     equivalent to the time students spend in a face-to-face class.
                                                                                     Virtual office hours on non class weeks
                                                                                     starting Apr 6, 7–9 pm
     If you intend to access online courses from your workplace,
                                                                           Fee:      $495
     you may need to consult your systems administrator to find
     out whether your workplace uses a firewall. Whether you
     access your courses from work or from home, a reasonably
     modern computer is a necessity and a high-speed Internet
     connection is highly recommended. Windows XP, Windows
     Vista, and Mac OS X or later are supported operating systems.
     You’ll also need to use a compatible web browser and a
     computer headset with a microphone.




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                                                                        presenting information effectively, and analyzing financial impacts
 CORE COURSES                                                           of programs. This course will provide a basic overview of
                                                                        management skills and principles and how they apply to the
The Internet is an important source for learning resources. It is       development of safety systems within an organization or company.
beneficial for students enrolled in the OH&S Certificate Program
to have access to the Internet. Please note: Courses offered            Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
in a condensed format (four-day, three-weekend, and some                4621fa1 Dec 8, 9, 10, 11 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
two-weekend) have a pre-course work component to be                     4621wi1 Jan 11-Feb 23 (6M7T) 6–9 pm
completed prior to the class start date; this course work will be                 No class Monday Feb 15, Family Day
graded. The pre-course information will be emailed to students          4621wi2 Mar 9, 10, 11, 12 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
two weeks prior to course start date. Please ensure your email          4621sp1 May 29, 30 & June 12, 13, 26, 27
address is current.                                                               (3SD) 8:30 am–3 pm

                                                                        Location:   Calgary
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SAFETY                                       4621fa3     Sept 10-Dec 3 (13R) 6–9 pm
SYSTEMS (FORMERLY ACCIDENT CONTROL I) (39 HOURS)                        4621wi3     Mar 23, 24, 25, 26 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                        Fee:        $495
This course will provide an introduction to the theory and
practice of building and integrating health and safety systems
in the workplace. You will gain an appreciation for the legal, moral,   FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE
and financial motivators of managing OH&S. This course is                (FORMERLY OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE I ) (39 HOURS)
designed for beginning and practicing health and safety
coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors,         Please note: Completing certain Occupational Hygiene tasks
trainers, and administrators to gain knowledge of the fundamental       require that you are able to solve key mathematical equations
OH&S principles used to manage workplace safety and                     and that you understand some basics of chemistry. This is
health issues.                                                          reflected in this course, as you will be asked to compute different
                                                                        calculations as well as apply basics of chemistry in order to
Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                   successfully complete worksheets, assignments and tests.
4620fa1 Sept 14-Dec 14 (13M) 6–9 pm
          No class Thanksgiving                                         To assist students in preparing for this, you will be emailed
4620fa2 Oct 13, 14, 15, 16 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                          (a minimum of two weeks prior to start of class) a pre-course
4620wi1 Feb 17-Mar 31 (6M7W) 6–9 pm                                     math assessment and self-test. Completion of this is highly
4620wi2 Jan 9, 10, 23, 24 & Feb 6, 7 (3SD) 8:30 am–3 pm                 recommended.
4620sp1 Apr 12, 13, 14, 15 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                        Occupational Hygiene is the science devoted to the recognition,
Location: Calgary                                                       evaluation, and control of workplace hazards that may result in
4620fa3 Sept 16-Dec 16 (13W) 6–9 pm                                     illness or injury. This introductory course is designed to provide
          No class Nov 11 (W), Rememberance Day                         you with a basic understanding of some of the key concepts in
4620wi3 Jan 13-Mar 31 (12W) 6–9:15 pm                                   Occupational Hygiene, including routes of entry of contaminants
Fee:      $495                                                          into the body, classification of hazards, occupational exposure
                                                                        limits, and methods of controlling workplace exposures. In
                                                                        addition, you will be introduced to methods of evaluation including
MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY                                         the development of sampling strategies.
SYSTEMS (FORMERLY ACCIDENT CONTROL II) (39 HOURS )
                                                                        Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
Prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Safety Systems                 4622fa1 Sept 16-Dec 16 (13W) 6–9 pm
                                                                        4622fa2 Oct 24, 25 & Nov 7, 8, 21, 22 (3SD) 8:30 am–3 pm
Effectively developing, managing, and measuring the                               No class Nov 11 (W), Rememberance Day
effectiveness of health and safety systems is a challenge               4622wi1 Jan 12-Mar 30 (12T) 6 pm–9:15 pm
for all health and safety professionals.                                4622wi2 Jan 18, 19, 20, 21 (MTWR) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                        4622sp1 May 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, 30 (3SD) 8:30 am–3 pm
This course will introduce you to the basic issues and tools
designed to make the task easier. This course presents an               Location:   Calgary
overview of factors influencing the success of health and safety         4622fa3     Sept 15-Dec 8 (13T) 6–9 pm
systems. These factors include understanding organizational             4622wi3     Jan 19, 20, 21, 22 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
safety culture, understanding effective and efficient management         Fee:        $495
principles, establishing priorities, measuring program success,


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     APPLIED OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE                                           ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR                    (39 HOURS)
     (FORMERLY OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE II) (39 HOURS)
                                                                            Explores the theory and practice of the organization in three major
     Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene                     parts: the organizational environment, the organizational structure,
                                                                            and the behaviour of groups and individuals within an organization.
     This course will build on concepts learned in Fundamentals             Topics will include the social role of managers, organizational
     of Occupational Hygiene and will provide you with a general            structure, individual perception, motivation, decision-making and
     overview of occupational hygiene sampling techniques through           leadership, communication, teamwork, and stress in the workplace.
     both lectures and hands-on exercises. The course will include
     topics that allow those responsible for occupational health and        (For more information on Edmonton courses,
     safety to perform basic occupational hygiene monitoring and to         call 780.492.3027)
     better understand proposals, results, and recommendations
     from occupational hygiene consultants.                                 Location: Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
                                                                            5587fa3 Oct 23, 24, 25 & Nov 6, 7, 8 (2FSD)
     Location:   Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                          Oct 29 & Nov 12, Exams (2R)
     4623fa1     Sept 15-Oct 27 (7T6R) 6–9 pm                                         6 pm–9:30 pm (F) 8 am–5 pm (S)
     4623fa2     Sept 28, 29, 30 & Oct 1 (MTWR) 8:30 am–5 pm                          9 am–4 pm (D) Exams 6–9 pm (R)
     4623wi1     Jan 9, 10, 23, 24 & Feb 6, 7 (3SD) 8:30 am–3 pm            5587wi1 Jan 7-Apr 1 (13R) 6:15 pm–9:15 pm
     4623wi2     Mar 22, 23, 24, 25 (MTWR) 8:30 am–5 pm                     5587wi3 Feb 26, 27, 28 & Mar 12, 13, 14 (2FSD)
     4623sp1     Apr 6- May 18 (7T6R) 6–9 pm                                          Mar 4 & Mar 18, Exams (2 R)
                                                                                      6 pm–9:30 pm (F) 8 am–5 pm (S)
     Location:   Calgary                                                              9 am–4 pm (D) Exams 6–9 pm (R)
     4623wi3     Jan 12-Mar 30 (12T) 6–9:15 pm                              5587sp2 Apr 16, 17, 18 & Apr 30, May 1, 2 (2FSD)
     4623sp3     Apr 6-May 18 (7T6R) 6–9 pm                                           Apr 22 & May 6, Exams (2R)
     Fee:        $495                                                                 6 pm–9:30 pm (F) 8 am–5 pm (S)
                                                                                      9 am–4 pm (D) Exams 6–9 pm (R)

     HEALTH AND SAFETY                                                      Location: University of Alberta Main Campus
     LEGISLATION AND POLICY               (21 HOURS)                        5587fa1 Sept 17-Dec 10 (13R) 6–9 pm

     As a health and safety practitioner, your practice is governed         5587fa2     Sept 18, 19, 20 & Oct 2, 3, 4 (2FSD)
     by an array of federal and provincial legislation and policy. This                 Sept 24 & Oct 8, Exams (2R)
     course will guide you through the key elements of the regulatory                   6 pm–9:30 pm (F) 8 am–5 pm (S)
     environment governing workplace safety. Learn about your                           9 am–4 pm (D) Exams 6–9 pm (R)
     organization’s obligations and how your personal responsibilities      5587wi2     Jan 15, 16, 17 & Jan 29, 30, 31 (2FSD)
     related to provincial occupational health and safety law, provincial               Jan 21 & Feb 4, Exams (2R)
     worker’s compensation law, and federal law.                                        6 pm–9:30 pm (F) 8 am–5 pm (S)
                                                                                        9 am–4 pm (D) Exams 6–9 pm (R)
     Location:   Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                5587sp1     Apr 8-Jun 24 (12R) 6 pm–9:15 pm
     4624fa1     Sept 16, 17, 18 (WRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                         Fee:        $495
     4624wi1     Jan 25, 26, 27 (MTW) 8:30 am–5 pm
     4624wi2     Feb 19, 26 & Mar 5 (3F) 8:30 am–5 pm                       (For more information on Calgary courses,
     4624sp1     Jun 9, 10, 11 (TWR) 8:30 am–5 pm                           call 1.800.808.4784)

     Location:   Calgary                                                    Location: Calgary
     4624fa3     Nov 16, 17, 18 (MTW) 8:30 am–5 pm                          4640fa3 Sept 25, 26, 27 & Oct 16, 17, 18 (2FSD)
     4624wi3     Mar 10, 11, 12 (WRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                                    Exams Oct 1, 22 (2R)
     4624sp3     Jun 28, 29, 30 (MTW) 8:30 am–5 pm                                    6–9:30 pm (F), 8 am–5 pm (S),
     Fee:        $495                                                                 9 am–4 pm (D), Exams 6–9 pm (R)
                                                                            4640wi3 Feb 26, 27, 28 & Mar 12, 13, 14 (2FSD)
                                                                                      Exams Mar 4, 18 (2R)
                                                                                      6–9:30 pm (F), 8 am–5 pm (S),
                                                                                      9 am–4 pm (D), Exams 6–9 pm (R)
                                                                            4640sp3 Apr 7-May 19 (6M7W) 6 pm—9 pm
                                                                            Fee:      $495




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                                                                      workplace environment. This course will introduce you to
 ELECTIVE COURSES                                                     the need for occupational ergonomics, methods to identify
                                                                      ergonomics concerns, solution development and evaluation
FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDITING (39 HOURS)                                   of implemented changes.


Prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Safety Systems and           Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
Management of Health and Safety Systems                               4576wi1 Jan 19, 20, 21, 22 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm


Designed to provide you with an overview of auditing principles,      Location: Calgary
an appreciation of audit instruments, and the theory and practice     4576fa3 Dec 5, 6, 12, 13 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
of performing the essential steps of a health and safety program      Fee:      $495
audit. There will be a particular emphasis on techniques that
are important in making an audit a value-added tool for
management in developing the organization’s safety program.           HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE
                                                                      SAFETY TRAINER (39 HOURS)
Location:   Enterprise Square, Edmonton
4575fa1     Sept 21, 22, 23, 24 (MTWR) 8:30 am–5 pm                   This course will teach you how to be a polished and effective
4575wi1     Feb 20, 21 & Mar 6, 7 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm                  trainer. Examine the design, delivery and evaluation of training
4575sp1     May 18, 19, 20, 21 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                    programs. Master new learning skills and demonstrate them
                                                                      through presentations and exercises. Topics include learning
Location: Calgary                                                     theory and application; teaching techniques; structuring the
4575fa3 Oct 24, 25 & Nov 7, 8 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm                      learning environment and creative learning materials.
Fee:      $495
                                                                      Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
                                                                      4631fa1 Oct 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (MTWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
FUNDAMENTALS OF                                                       4631sp1 Apr 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (MTWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
DISABILITY MANAGEMENT                (39 HOURS)
                                                                      Location: Calgary
The need to control costs arising from occupational injury or         4631wi3 Feb 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (MTWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
disease has become a greater priority in today’s financial reality.    Fee:      $495
Human rights issues, individual rights, employer responsibilities,
and other contemporary issues further complicate these
concerns. This course is designed to help you understand the          RISK MANAGEMENT
relationship of these complex issues and develop a basic              AND COMMUNICATION               (39 HOURS)

strategy for managing disability claims.
                                                                      Effective risk management, including the ability to communicate
Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                 risk with the community, is necessary for success in today’s
4601wi1 Jan 12, 13, 14, 15 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                        business world. Today, risk management and communication
                                                                      is often a regulated activity. In this course you will learn what
Location: Calgary                                                     is required to implement an effective risk management system
4601fa3 Sept 15, 16, 17, 18 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                       including the tools, people, and systems for identification of
Fee:      $495                                                        hazards, evaluating the associated risks, and if acceptable what
                                                                      needs to be done to manage those risks effectively. Human factor
                                                                      issues have been at the root of approximately 80% of incidents;
FUNDAMENTALS OF ERGONOMICS                     (39 HOURS)
                                                                      therefore the course will also focus on these human factor issues.


The study of ergonomics aims to reduce injury and increase            Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
productivity by improving the fit between the worker and the           4625fa1 Oct 3, 4, 17, 18 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
work environment. This is achieved by matching the physiological      4625wi1 Feb 27, 28 & Mar 13, 14 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
and psychological capabilities of a working population to the
design of equipment, tasks to be performed and the total              Location: Calgary
                                                                      4625wi3 Mar 2, 3, 4, 5 (MTWR) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      Fee:      $495




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     SAFETY HAZARD RECOGNITION,                                           TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
     EVALUATION AND CONTROL (39 HOURS)                                    OF THE WORKFORCE (39 HOURS)

     This introductory course will examine both health and safety         This course will focus on training and development as an
     hazards and controls in a variety of workplace settings. The         investment in human capital. It will examine the responsibilities
     focus of the course will be on conducting hazard assessments         of human resource training in assisting business organizations
     and identifying potential controls. A variety of topics will be      to manage performance while meeting strategic objectives.
     introduced, including fall protection, confined spaces,               Topics will include: needs analysis, setting measurable goals,
     excavations, mobile equipment, equipment guarding, control           program design, training methods, transfer of skills, evaluation,
     of hazardous energy, electrical safety and hoisting, and             and costing-training programs. (For more information, call
     conveying equipment. Methods to evaluate hazards and                 780.492.3027.)
     determine the risk presented by hazards will be covered.
     Engineering, administrative, and personal protective                 Location: Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
     equipment-control techniques to protect worker safety and            5603sp1 Apr 6-Jun 22 (12T) 6:15 pm–9:30 pm
     health will be emphasized throughout the course. This course
     is well-suited for individuals new to the field of safety and         Location: University of Alberta Main Campus
     looking for a high level overview of general hazards.                5603fa1 Sept 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28, Dec 5 (7S)
                                                                                    8:30 am–3 pm
     Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                Fee:      $495
     4609fa1 Sept 12, 13, 26, 27 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
     4609fa2 Nov 3, 4, 5, 6 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                          ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
     Location:   Calgary
     4609wi3     Jan 12, 13, 14, 15 (TWRF) 8:30 am–5 pm                   (Choose two 21 –hour electives from the ERM Certicate
     4609sp3     May 29,30 & June 12, 13 (2SD) 8:30 am–5 pm               program to receive credit for one core elective).
     Fee:        $495


     INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION                                           ENRICHMENT SEMINARS
     IN BUSINESS (39 HOURS)

     This course examines the process of interpersonal communication      ACCIDENT CAUSATION THEORY (7 HOURS)
     and its impact on decision-making and relationships in business.
     It addresses various factors, including the effects of non-verbal    Accident causation theory is the art and science that seeks to
     communication, which has the potential to reduce understanding,      understand the deeper roots of why accidents happen. In this
     resulting in a high degree of miscommunication. Strategies for       course, you will learn why workplace incidents occur and how
     effective communication are explored. Opportunities are given        to prevent re-occurrences. Through examples and case studies,
     to develop skills in listening and responding to others.             you will gain an overview of the most important theories, strengths
                                                                          and weaknesses of each, and be better able to understand why
     Location:   University of Alberta Main Campus                        accidents occur.
     5576fa1     Sept 17-Dec 10 (13R) 6 pm–9 pm
     5576sp1     Apr 6-Jun 22 (12T) 6 pm–9:15 pm                          Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
     Fee:        $495                                                     4633fa1 Nov 5 (R) 8:30 am–5 pm

                                                                          Location: Calgary
                                                                          4633wi3 Feb 1 (M) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                          Fee:      $295




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BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY                (14 HOURS)                       CONFLICT AND CONFRONTATION (14 HOURS)

Behaviour-Based Safety (BBS) must be an integral part of an           In this course you will learn and practice how to approach
effective safety system. This program will provide the safety         emotional situations calmly and turn conflict avoidance into
professional with an understanding of behavioural sciences and        conflict resolution. This seminar will provide the opportunity
safety. The course will lead you through the theory of BBS, show      to practice skills and strategies for positive conflict mediation.
how to build an effective BBS system, teach the strengths and         You will learn eight styles of communication, recognize five basic
limitations of BBS, show how it must be integrated with other         conflict behaviours, and use the four-step negotiation process.
aspects of safety and finally, will provide you with the opportunity
to develop and practice behaviour observation skills. You will        Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
come away from this program with the ability to assess,               4560sp1 Jun 3, 4 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm
implement, and manage a people-based and behavioural
approach to safety.                                                   Location: Calgary
                                                                      4560fa3 Dec 3, 4 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm
Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                 Fee:      $395
4603fa1 Dec 5, 6 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
4603wi1 Mar 4, 5 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      COPING WITH STRESS             (7 HOURS)
Location: Calgary
4603sp3 Apr 15, 16 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm                                  Don’t let stress jeopardize workplace health, safety and
Fee:      $395                                                        productivity. In this seminar you will diagnose sources of stress,
                                                                      understand its consequences, and develop a plan of action for
                                                                      coping with occupational stress. Learn how to manage anger
BUILDING STAMINA/MANAGING FATIGUE (7 HOURS)                           and anxiety, solve problems, use relaxation techniques, develop
                                                                      the wellness triangle, and practice stress inoculation.
One of our most important business resources is our personal
energy. Often after working long hours, dealing with difficult         Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
people and being under constant pressure, we can become               4562sp1 May 7 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm
fatigued. The goal of this seminar is to help you build energy
reserves and stamina and reduce fatigue levels. Participants will     Location: Calgary
learn new ways to revitalize mind and body, erase unproductive        4562wi3 Feb 26 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm
tension, manage emotional states, understand the role of              Fee:      $295
effective nutrition, get better sleep, manage time and improve
performance
                                                                      EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (14 HOURS)
Location: Calgary
4627sp3 May 14 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm                                       Successful emergency management programs should have
Fee:      $295                                                        a multi-hazard focus and address four key phases: mitigation,
                                                                      planning, response, and recovery. This seminar will provide you
                                                                      with knowledge and skills to better prepare for and manage
                                                                      emergencies. The seminar will identify general concepts, needs,
                                                                      processes, and outcomes for effective management of
                                                                      emergencies or crises. Organizational structures, emergency
                                                                      roles and functions, behaviour of individuals, and the response and
                                                                      recovery process will also be discussed. You will benefit from a
                                                                      combination of instructor-led training and related group-work.

                                                                      Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
                                                                      4568fa1 Sept 14, 15 (MT) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      4568wi1 Jan 16, 17 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm

                                                                      Location: Calgary
                                                                      4568sp3 Jun 19, 20 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      Fee:      $395




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     FALL PROTECTION (7 HOURS)                                             HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEES (7 HOURS)

     Falls are the leading cause of industrial injury, excluding motor     Great health and safety committees are seldom willed into
     vehicle accidents. Injuries due to falls cost the Alberta industry    Existence. They are conceived, born, and nurtured to maturity,
     more than $30 million annually. This one-day session will give        and, just as in most families, there are very few absolute rights
     you the knowledge you need to take a proactive approach to            and wrongs. In this course you will learn first-hand how various
     Fall Protection in your workplace. Topics will include anchor and     Alberta committees are structured and resourced. Expect to
     free fall, full-body harness, connecting components, fall-distance    share your experiences with other students. This seminar will
     calculations, control levels, legislation, and specialized fall-      help you decide why you would want a committee, and which
     arrest systems.                                                       structures, membership and roles are more effective and how
                                                                           to solve committee-based problems.
     Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
     4572wi1 Mar 20 (S) 8:30 am–5 pm                                       Location: Edmonton
                                                                           4578fa1 Sept 19 (S) 8:30 am–5 pm
     Location: Calgary
     4572fa3 Oct 17 (S) 8:30 am–5 pm                                       Location: Calgary
     Fee:      $295                                                        4578wi3 Mar 27 (S) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                           Fee:      $295

     FIRE AND SAFETY PROGRAM (14 HOURS)
                                                                           INCIDENT INVESTIGATION (14 HOURS)
     This course focuses on Fire and Life Safety in the workplace.
     The objectives will be to develop an understanding of, and the        This seminar will step you through the investigation of
     ability to apply, concepts, principles, and practices involved in     unplanned events. Learn the critical parts of the initial
     the evaluation, control, prevention, reduction, and elimination of    response, securing the area, gathering evidence, interviewing
     fire hazards. This course will help the practicing occupational        techniques, documentation, the role of various stakeholders,
     health and safety professional, or those who aspire for a career      and reporting formats. Also learn the primary reasons for
     in health and safety in the workplace, develop the minimum            performing incident investigations.
     requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire
     safety and property protection from the hazards created by fire.       Location:   Enterprise Square, Edmonton
                                                                           4579fa1     Nov 12, 13 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm
     Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                 4579wi1     Feb 8, 9 (MT) 8:30 am–5 pm
     4574wi1 Feb 3, 4 (WR) 8:30 am–5 pm                                    4579sp1     Jun 14, 15 (MT) 8:30 am–5 pm
     4574sp1 May 1, 2 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                           Location:   Calgary
     Location: Calgary                                                     4579wi3     Jan 9, 10 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
     4574fa3 Sept 19, 20 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm                                 4579sp3     Apr 27, 28 (TW) 8:30 am–5 pm
     Fee:      $395                                                        Fee:        $395




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HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATE


MANAGING CONTRACTOR SAFETY                                            SAFETY CULTURE AND
PERFORMANCE (14 HOURS)                                                PERCEPTION SURVEYS               (7 HOURS)


If you hire contractors, sub-contractors, project managers,           Without a strong positive safety culture, safety professionals
Engineers, or consultants, you should know what responsibilities      risk planting their seeds of safety in unfertile ground. Frequently,
each party holds under the legislation. This seminar will navigate    it is cultural factors that determine whether or not a company
you through the legislative jungle, clarify the legal roles, and      will achieve safety excellence. This course delves into the softer
provide practical guidelines for monitoring and managing those        side of health and safety. You will learn about these factors and
responsibilities. Topics will include the OHS Act, regulations,       what can be done to improve them. Safety perception surveys
programs, enforcement, communications, political climate,             can be an extremely effective method of assessing your safety
audits, and more. Supervisory experience is desirable.                culture as well as your safety hardware (e.g., inspection,
                                                                      investigation). The perception survey approach is quickly
Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                 gaining popularity worldwide. Companies are finding that the
4584fa1 Oct 15, 16 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm                                  survey approach can be more revealing than other tradition
                                                                      methods of measurement such as auditing. You will gain a
Location:   Calgary                                                   better understanding of the perception survey approach as
4584wi3     Jan 28, 29 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm                              you work with simulated results in class.
4584sp3     Jun 24, 25 (RF) 8:30 am–5 pm
Fee:        $395                                                      Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
                                                                      4612fa1 Sept 11 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm

NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION                      (7 HOURS)         Location: Calgary
                                                                      4612wi3 Mar 6 (S) 8:30 am–5 pm
Noise exposure is a very common hazard at most workplaces.            Fee:      $295
In spite of well-defined requirements to limit workers’ exposure
to elevated noise levels, over-exposure to noise remains common
and the incidence of occupational noise–induced hearing loss          SHIFTWORK, SAFETY AND SANITY                     (7 HOURS)
continues to be a concern. This course will provide you with a
more detailed and in-depth review of the subject of noise and         Explore the impact of shift work in this seminar which focuses
hearing conservation and will build upon the materials presented      on performance and safety issues and presents useful activities
in the core course Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene.              and approaches for managing your sanity while being productive
                                                                      when scheduled for shift work. In this course you will learn to
Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton                                 improve sleep quality, manage fatigue, and increase job alertness.
4629fa1 Nov 6 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
Location: Calgary                                                     4594wi1 Jan 29 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm
4629wi3 Jan 8 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm                                        Fee:      $295
Fee:      $295

                                                                      TOXICOLOGY: EFFECTS AND HAZARDS (7 HOURS)

                                                                      Controlling chemical exposure is important to the control of
                                                                      associated health risks and hazards. Worker exposure commonly
                                                                      causes irritation, allergy, toxicity and often disease. Occupational
 Dates, times and location are subject to change. Every               illness remains a significant factors in our society’s overall health.
 effort will be made to notify students in a timely manner.           This course will provide a more detailed and in-depth review
 The program office reserves the right to cancel courses               of the subject of human toxicology and the health hazards
 due to insufficient enrollment.                                       associated with chemical exposure at work. The course will
                                                                      build upon the materials presented in the core course
                                                                      Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene.

                                                                      Location: Enterprise Square, Edmonton
                                                                      4628sp1 May 21 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm

                                                                      Location: Calgary
                                                                      4628fa3 Nov 27 (F) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                      Fee:      $295


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  www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs      Edmonton and beyond

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     COLLABORATIONS

     The University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program is offered through several
     affiliated institutions to meet the growing needs and demands of our students. Please refer to the chart below
     for specific contact name and information.

      COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY                      CONTACT NAME                       CONTACT
      Grande Prairie College                  Ross Young                         780.539.2210 (mornings only)
      Keyano College                          Hildy Hansen                       780.791.4858
      Medicine Hat College                    Lisa Mulrooney                     403.529.3849
      Red Deer College                        Pat Yates                          403.342.3442
      Calgary**                               Nimmi Dua                          780.492.8924 or 1.800.808.4784
     for further information, please see pages 106 to 109



     ** PLEASE NOTE:
     The Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program offered in Calgary is administered through the OH&S Program Office at
     the University of Alberta (Edmonton). Students requiring information or who have questions or comments related to the program
     and its courses need to contact the OH&S office in Edmonton at 1.800.808.4784 or email ohs@ualberta.ca.

     Nimmi Dua, Program Coordinator:
     nimmi.dua@ualberta.ca 780.492.8924

     Elizabeth Despins, Program Assistant:
     elizabeth.despins@ualberta.ca 780.492.3037




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Grande Prairie College is pleased to offer the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
Certificate on a Part-time basis.

This Certificate program is designed to help practitioners from many different backgrounds develop the
competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of occupational
health and safety programs and systems in a wide variety of occupational settings. Grande Prairie Regional
College offers this practical program through a brokerage agreement with the University of Alberta’s Faculty
of Extension. There is a one-time application fee of $50 payable to the University of Alberta, and a one-time
registration fee payable to GPRC.

To find out about program application requirements and to register in the program,
please visit: www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs

To register for upcoming courses offered at Grande Prairie Regional College,
please visit: www.gprc.ab.ca/departments/workforce/courses/?cat=108

If you have questions or comments pertaining to the OH&S Certificate Program,
please contact 1.800.808.4784 (UofA) or Ross Young at 780.539.2210 (GRPC).




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     Medicine Hat College, Continuing Studies is proud to offer students the opportunity to complete the University
     of Alberta’s Occupational Health & Safety Certificate on a part-time basis. Individual courses are open to anyone.


     Who Should Participate: This program will benefit anyone pursuing a career in health and safety in the workplace, including
     administrators, educators, supervisors, coordinators, technicians, technologists, and consultants. Graduates include construction
     and production foremen and supervisors, environmental health officers, public health inspectors, safety officers, maintenance
     superintendents, industrial hygienists, and many others. Organizations that benefit from having their employees take OHS
     courses include small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, industrial associations, employee and labour groups, and
     government agencies.

     Program components: Intended primarily for part-time students working in the field, the program will normally take two to three
     years to complete. It consists of 329 credit hours (6 core courses, 2 core electives plus 35 hours of elective enrichment seminars).
     Seminars may not be offered every semester.

     Our Instructors: Apart from providing excellent instruction, our instructors also draw upon a wide range of experiences to
     enhance their classroom discussions with practical examples and vivid illustration.

     For more information about upcoming courses, including dates and fees:




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Keyano College provides students with the opportunity to complete the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health & Safety
Certificate Program on a part-time basis. All classes will be held in Fort McMurray. A complete outline of the certificate program
and details on how to register with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension is available from Keyano College, online at
www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs, or by phoning 780.791.4858 for details.


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CRSP Examination Prep Study Group The Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is awarded by the
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. The CRSP Exam Prep Course is for those people contemplating taking the
examination portion of the registration process.

This course will be offered over two weekends in September 2009. The dates are yet to be determined. Please contact Hildy
Hanson@ 791-4858 or hildy.hanson@keyano.ca for more details.

Digital Photography for Incident Scene Investigators This one day course covers both an introduction to and the effective
use of digital photography as a tool in conducting and recording the investigation of a wide range of incidents. The course is
specifically directed at safety officials, security personnel and insurance adjusters and others responsible for incident investigations.




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     University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program, offered in affiliation with Red Deer
     College, is intended for part-time students working in the field. The program, takes approximately two to three
     years to complete. Courses in the program are open to anyone in addition to those registered in and wishing
     to complete the entire University of Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program.

     Please call the U of A at 1.800.808.4784 for a full listing of course selections and details on the Occupational Health & Safety
     Certificate Program or check www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs. For our current course offerings offered at Red Deer College,
     visit: www.rdc.ab.ca/continuingeducation/industrial_and_trades_training/health_and_safety.

     Information: 403.356.4900
     Email: continuingeducation@rdc.ab.ca
     Registration: 403.357.3663




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STRIVING TOWARDS EXCELLENCE THROUGH
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and                “The Alberta Construction Safety Association recognizes the
Safety (OH&S) Certificate Program wishes to applaud your            value the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate provides
successes and reward the achievement of your Professional          to the construction safety officers seeking to further develop
Designation! We recognize the hard work, dedication and            their skills and knowledge in the area of occupational health
commitment required to reach your goal! Your journey to            and safety.”
making Alberta healthier and safer has just begun!
                                                                   Gary Wagar, Executive Director,
In cooperation with several professional associations who          Alberta Construction Safety Association of Alberta
share, believe, and encourage the philosophy of Continuing
Professional Development, the University of Alberta is
pleased to honour individuals possessing the following             “We believe that education is the key to improving the health
professional designations:                                         and safety at worksites in Alberta. Individuals are encouraged
                                                                   to climb the ladder of learning and become leaders through
                                                                   achieving a safety designation.”
  Alberta Construction Safety Association of Alberta
  (www.acsa-safety.org)                                            Carol Ross, Executive Director,
                                                                   Alberta Association of Safety Partnerships
  Manufacturers’ Safety Association (www.mhsa.ab.ca)

  the Alberta Association of Safety Partnerships
  (www.safetypartnershipsaasp.com)                                  “As an Association, we believe that through developing their
                                                                   skills through education and practical experience, Health and
Students who have obtained any one of these designations are       Safety representatives are a valuable resource to provide employers
encouraged to apply for exemption credit and receive 21 hours      and workers with the knowledge required to implement and
(towards the 35 hours) of the Enrichment Seminar requirement       maintain effective safety programs.
of the OH&S Certificate Program.
                                                                   We recognize and value the University of Alberta’s Occupational
Students who have been accepted into the OH&S Certificate           Health and Safety Certificate Program as one of the ways to gain
Program can apply for exemption credit by completing the           these critical skills and knowledge.”
Exemption Credit Request form (www.extension.ualberta.ca/
ohs) and submitting it with proof of their designation and a       Lorne Kleppe CHRP CRSP, Executive Director
$100 exemption fee made to the University of Alberta.              Manufacturers ‘ Health & Safety Association



We invite you to explore and take the journey in the
University of Alberta’s OH&S Certificate Program and
become an agent of change towards a healthier and
safer Alberta.

www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs




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     ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

     STRIVING TOWARDS EXCELLENCE                                         MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY…IT PAYS!

     The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals               The University of Alberta’s OHS Certificate program offered
     (BCRSP) is raising the minimum formal education                     through the Faculty of Extension makes a valuable contribution
     requirement for certification effective January 1, 2009.             to health and safety education in Alberta. The program offers
                                                                         flexible educational opportunities to part-time students who
     As of January 1, 2009, all applicants must, as a minimum,           are currently in the workplace, a critical need in Alberta’s fast-
     have successfully completed either                                  paced economy. These opportunities are especially valuable to
                                                                         students who may wish to enhance their knowledge of health and
        program in occupational health, safety or environment or         safety to complement a career path outside the specialization,
                                                                         or to those who are considering specialization in the future.
        health, safety or environment certificate or diploma program.
                                                                         Eric Reitsma,
     The University of Alberta’s certificate program in                   Executive to the Director of Compliance
     Occupational Health and Safety is currently granted points          Workplace Health and Safety and Employment Standards
     in the application review process and is also granted points        Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry
     under the Board’s Certification Maintenance Program. The
     BCRSP, however, cannot warrant that completion of any
     Occupational Health, Safety and Environment program will            ALBERTA EMPLOYMENT, IMMIGRATION
     result in certification. The successful completion of the            AND INDUSTRY IS PLEASED TO HAVE THE
     certification examination (CRSPEX) is dependent upon a               UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, FACULTY OF
     combination of the applicant’s academic background,                 EXTENSION AS A PARTNER FOR 2009/10.
     Occupational Health, Safety and Environment experience,
     and individual preparation. For additional information, please      The Partners in Health and Safety Program recognizes the
     visit our website at www.bcrsp.ca.                                  University’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Certificate
                                                                         Program for its excellence and contribution in helping make
     Peter Fletcher, CRSPX                                               Alberta’s workplaces healthier and safer. The OHS Certificate
     Executive Director                                                  Program provides participants with the necessary tools to build,
     Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals                   evaluate, and improve effective health and safety management
                                                                         systems.

                                                                         Now in its 36th year, the OHS Certificate Program continues
                                                                         to evolve and meet the ever-changing needs, demands, and
                                                                         challenges facing Alberta’s workforce.

                                                                         Tracey Pelly, Partnerships Consultant
                                                                         Labour Standards and Workplace Safety Division
                                                                         Alberta Employment and Immigration




52   FOR FURTHER INFORMATION     780.492.3037 or 1.800.808.4784 | ohs@ualberta.ca | www.extension.ualberta.ca/ohs
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, FACULTY OF EXTENSION
PARTNER WITH CANADIAN SOCIETY
OF SAFETY PROFESSIONALS (CSSE)

CANADIAN REGISTERED SAFETY                                           COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
PROFESSIONALS
                                                                       Discussion on the registration process, the application, the
CSSE offers the state-of-the-art CRSP Exam Prep Course for             interview, what to expect on exam day, the timelines for
those students contemplating taking the examination portion            obtaining the designation, and the mandatory maintenance
of the registration process. In the year 2000, BCRSP significantly      requirements to retain the designation
altered its examination process and published a blueprint for          A skill and knowledge evaluation of the eleven subject-
the CRSP exam which outlines the ten competency domains                matter domains: Ergonomics, Environment Practices; Fire
                                                                       Prevention and Protection; Safety Techniques and
covered by the exam material and identifies the importance of
                                                                       Technology; Accident Theory; Occupational Health Safety
123 defined competencies. This rating of competencies clearly
                                                                       and Environmental Systems; Risk Management;
illustrates the skills and knowledge that the Canadian safety
                                                                       Occupational Hygiene; Health Promotion, Laws and Ethics,
practitioner must have. It also clearly establishes the direction      and HSE Auditing
that exam preparation and study must take. Recently, another           Exam preparation strategies (e.g., study sessions, study
competency domain was added, bringing the total to 11 domains.         groups, texts and timing)
                                                                       Domain discussions–marking guidelines
CSSE completely rewrote its Exam Prep Course early in 2001             Evaluation of current knowledge level, practice exams,
and made further improvements in 2002, and again in 2004,              sample questions
to provide students with the most comprehensive seminar                Great group discussions and networking opportunities with
available. Focusing on the texts, study guides and examination         peers in the profession
competencies, this course gives you the tools and instruction          A copy of the BCRSP Guide to Registration (ordered
to successfully complete the study and examination process.            separately from the course)
                                                                       A companion course CD with additional technical websites
The workbook is organized as a tool, to allow students increased       and links, sample OSH Job Descriptions, sample BCRSP
ease in accessibility and readability, so you can concentrate          Application forms (completed sample and blank) and
on studying the material, instead of trying to find it. As well,        information on developing a safety professional’s marketing
                                                                       portfolio
the course material is constantly under review to ensure not
only that BCRSP changes are noted, but also that you receive
the best, most current information available.
                                                                     REGISTER EARLY!

CSSE now offers the most comprehensive course available,
                                                                     Edmonton location:
in a seminar setting, to help applicants prepare for the CRSP
                                                                     4563fa1 Aug 29, 30 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
examination.
                                                                     4563sp1 Apr 10, 11 (SD) 8:30 am–5 pm
                                                                     Fee:    $640 plus GST

                                                                     Are you a Canadian Registered Safety Professional? Earn
                                                                     Certification Maintenance Points when you participate in this
                                                                     CRSP Exam Prep Course as a refresher course for professional
                                                                     development. BCRSP has awarded this course 1.0 CMPs and
                                                                     the CMP approval number is 03045.




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