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OCHS 1101 - BC OHS Legislation

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Explores occupational health and safety legislation in BC. The history of BC legislation and how it has evolved sets the tone for discussions on the current legislative system, enforcement, and recent prosecution trends. Introduces the BC Workers Compensation Board structure, mandate, policies, and procedures. Applies key sections of the BC Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to the workplace. You need access to a copy of the BC legislation. (This course is equivalent to OCHS 1100.)



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the highlights of the history of Canadian OH&S legislation.
  • Outline the function and mandate of the BC WCB.
  • Summarize how the BC OH&S legislation is organized and applied.
  • Apply key sections of the BC Workers Compensation Act and the BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to the workplace.
  • Explain how the BC WCB officers conduct workplace inspections and when they issue warnings, sanctions and closure orders.
  • Provide advice on workers' compensation assessments, experience rating, sanctions and appeals.
  • Describe how the workers' compensation system functions and the criteria for qualifying for benefits.
  • Explain how and why young workers face high workplace risk.
  • List the basic requirements of a due diligence defence for OH&S and develop recommendations to prevent or defend against litigation.
  • Describe the purpose and function of industry associations and certification programs in BC.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

OCHS 1101 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Occupational Health and Safety
    Full-time   Diploma


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