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Occupational Health & Safety Technology Courses

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Human Resource Management I

Students learn the functions of Human Resource Management (HRM), the value of an organization's human resources, and the challenges facing organizations to survive, remain competitive, grow, and diversify. Students develop skills in the areas of planning, job design, recruitment and selection, placement, orientation, training, record management and various acts and regulations that impact Human Resource Management.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1010

Organizational Behaviour

Students are introduced to concepts that relate to how individuals, groups, and structure affect and are affected by behaviour within organizations. Students examine the impact of individual and group behaviour on an organization's outcomes and processes. The main areas of focus include the foundations of individual behaviour, the role of motivation, individual and group decision making, leadership, conflict, negotiation, and organization change models.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2035

Technical Communications

An introduction to learning the written and oral communication of technical information. Students research, assemble and present technical information while analysing optimum mediums for industry-specific communication.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1000

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

OSSA - Fall Protection

Workers required to utilize fall protection equipment must be trained and competent in its proper use, care and maintenance. This training provides a balance between theoretical instruction and practical application with frequent, hands-on exercises performed by all participants both individually and in groups.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-1067

OSSA - Elevated Work Platforms

Students acquire knowledge and demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of elevated work platforms. Please note that OSSA Fall Protection Awareness I training is a pre-requisite for this course, and students are expected to supply their own personal protective equipment, including hard hat, eye protection, and steel toed footwear.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-1068

Lock Out Tag Out Awareness

Lock-out Tag Out introduces the learner to the hazards related to energized systems and procedures to ensure worker safety. Related legislation and risk management are discussed, and students are exposed to the various types of lock-out devices.

Hours: 2
Course Code: NCPR-1075

OSSA - Confined Space Entry and Monitor

This course is intended to give participants an introduction to the hazards associated with entering confined spaces. A further objective is to ensure that students demonstrate a basic understanding of the methods of controlling these risks. It will also cover the duties of a designated Confined Space Monitor.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-2004

OHS On-The-Job Training

On-the-job training provides students with an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in the Occupational Health and Safety program to a relevant work environment.  OJT participants are expected to assume, with appropriate supervision, the duties and responsibilities normally expected of an entry-level employee in a similar position.  Using their own observations and initiative, students are expected to acquire and apply new skills as may be expected of a new employee in their respective workplace setting. 

Hours: 240
Course Code: PRAC-1700

Applied Safety Fundamentals I

Learn about the occupational health and safety movement in Canada, as well as tasks, methods, and processes that are designed to promote safe working environments.  Learn how to conduct workplace inspections and basic incident investigations, with an emphasis on how to assess various hazards and controls in the workplace.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1500

Applied Safety Fundamentals II

Building on the topics learned in Applied Safety Fundamentals I, students learn to assess hazards and controls for various types of tools, equipment and machinery found in the workplace. Learn about best practices in process safety, laboratory safety, as well as hazards and controls associated with working with electricity, lifting and conveyors, as well as working in remote locations.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1510

Risk Management

Learn the fundamental principles of risk management in occupational health and safety as well as how to conduct basic risk assessments with an emphasis on prevention. Learn to apply risk control processes, while learning about the hierarchy of controls found in the workplace. Emergency planning and preparedness, workplace violence prevention programs, as well as the importance of effective hazard communication practices in the workplace are also addressed.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1520

Health and Wellness

Learn about Health and Wellness related issues as well as initiatives to promote safe and healthy working environments. Explore topics such as work-life balance, personal wellness as well as psychological factors that contribute to illness in the workplace, including stress, workplace violence, and harassment. Examine various health and wellness programs that are offered to assist employees as they deal with conditions, including disability management and return to work programs. 

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1530


Acquire a basic comprehension of the field of Ergonomics and how it relates to worker safety. Learn the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries, the role of an ergonomist, regulatory requirements, and the components of ergonomics programs that are put in place to ensure safety in the workplace. Explore the role of ergonomics in the design and procurement of safe and effective workspaces and equipment.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1540

Occupational Hygiene

Examine the fundamentals of occupational hygiene and its role in protecting worker health and well-being, as well as that of the community. Learn to identify, evaluate, and control risk associated with exposures to chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the workplace. Explore the role of an occupational hygienist, as well as the benefits and requirements for implementing an occupational hygiene program.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1550

Law and Ethics

Learn about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and environmental legislation in Canada as it pertains to the role of an Occupational Health and Safety Technician. Explore the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, including the duties and powers of various enforcement agencies. Learn about the professional code of conduct, obligations and limitations that pertain to a certified OHS technician. 

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1560

Safety Training and Development

Develop the essential knowledge and skills required to develop, coordinate, implement, maintain, and evaluate an OH&S program within an organizational construct. Develop the policies and procedures required for a written OH&S program including workplace inspections, accident investigations, record keeping, first aid, ergonomics, emergency preparedness, job hazard analysis, training, work procedures and regular program review. Apply adult teaching and learning principles and practices to develop and deliver OH&S training. Learn how to evaluate external training to determine applicability to your organization.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1570

Safety Auditing

Explore the fundamentals of auditing principles and techniques while you learn about the purpose and process of conducting formal and informal audits, and management system audits.  Learn to analyze data, create reports, and apply communication strategies to inform various stakeholders with an emphasis on continually improving health and safety performance within an organization.  

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1580

Fire Prevention and Planning

Learn the roles and functions of standard setting bodies as they apply to national and provincial building and fire codes, regulations and standards. Learn about fire chemistry and behaviour, as well as programs, devices and systems designed to prevent and detect fires. Gain an understanding of the importance of developing, maintaining and communicating a fire safety and emergency preparedness plan to protect lives and property.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1590