1. Occupational Health and Safety: This course introduces students to the principles of occupational health and safety, including the legal framework, hazard identification and risk assessment, accident prevention, and emergency response.
2. Workplace Hazards and Controls: Students learn about various workplace hazards such as physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic hazards. They study methods of hazard control and prevention, including engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
3. Safety Management Systems: This course focuses on the development and implementation of safety management systems within organizations. Students learn about safety policies, procedures, and standards, as well as how to conduct safety audits and inspections.
4. Incident Investigation and Reporting: Students learn how to investigate workplace incidents, near misses, and accidents. They study techniques for gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and identifying root causes. Emphasis is placed on reporting and documentation of incidents.
5. Occupational Health and Hygiene: This course covers the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Students learn about workplace exposure assessments, industrial hygiene sampling methods, and the prevention of occupational illnesses.
6. Ergonomics: Students explore the principles of ergonomics and how to apply ergonomic principles to improve workplace safety and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. They learn about workstation design, proper lifting techniques, and ergonomics assessment tools.
7. Safety Training and Education: This course focuses on the development and delivery of safety training programs. Students learn about adult learning principles, instructional design, and effective communication techniques for delivering safety messages.
8. Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Students gain an understanding of relevant safety and health legislation, regulations, and standards. They learn about the roles of regulatory bodies and how to ensure compliance within organizations.
9. Risk Assessment and Management: This course covers risk assessment methodologies, including hazard identification, risk analysis, and risk control strategies. Students learn how to develop and implement risk management plans.
10. Workplace Emergency Preparedness: Students learn how to develop and implement emergency response plans, including evacuation procedures, first aid protocols, and crisis management strategies.