WTTP 1181
Occupational Health and Safety

1.0 Credit

Description

This course covers the issues and responsibility of health and safety as it applies to operators in water and wastewater treatment operations. Course topics include: occupational health safety regulations; construction and plant safety procedures; and occupational hygiene.

Delivery Method

Online, self-paced.

Prerequisites

Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology Program.

Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Locate and use occupational, health and safety legislation and materials.
  • Explain the key components of an effective occupational, health and safety program and their roles and responsibilities as a water treatment operator.
  • Describe construction, plant and occupational hazards and utilize resources and strategies to ensure proper safety procedures are implemented.

Course Outline

Section 1: Regulations

  • Describe why an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program is needed.
  • Describe your general rights and responsibilities in your province.
  • Describe and use resources to assist you in finding legislation specific to your province or region.
  • Describe the components of an OHS program.
  • Identify an effective OHS program.
  • Apply field hazards assessment and controls process to workplace hazards.
  • Describe how to report accidents and write incident investigation reports.

Section 2: Construction Safety

  • Describe the hazards and control measures for construction site safety.
  • Find and use resources for construction safety issues.
  • Describe basic traffic safety control measures.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures associated with excavations.
  • Describe the main hazards associated with welding.
  • Describe the hazards associated with contaminated waste sites.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures associated with underground and overhead utilities.
  • Find the resources you need to educate yourself on specific hazards you may encounter on the job site.
  • Write a safe work practices document for a specific work activity at a construction site.

Section 3: Plant Safety

  • Describe how to control slips and falls.
  • Describe the safety precautions needed to prevent drowning.
  • Describe how to safely use a ladder.
  • Describe how to properly lift without causing back injuries.
  • Describe the safety precautions involved with equipment maintenance.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures for noise.
  • Describe the types and proper use of fire extinguishers.
  • Describe lockouts and outline basic electrical safety.
  • Find the resources you need to educate yourself on specific hazards you may encounter.

Section 4: Occupational Hygiene

  • Describe the symptoms of an infectious decease.
  • Identify and describe three ways you can become infected.
  • Outline laboratory safety procedures.
  • Describe common laboratory safety equipment.
  • Explain WHMIS 2015 requirements.
  • Explain Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) requirements.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures associated with confined spaces and gasses.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures associated with handling chlorine.
  • Describe the hazards and control measures associated with handling chemicals.
  • Describe the types and uses of personal protective equipment.
  • Find the resources you need to educate yourself on specific hazards you may encounter.

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no textbook required for this course.

Additional Requirements

Computer with internet access required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

Assessment

In order to complete this course successfully, you must obtain at least 50 per cent on the final examination and in the course overall.

In order to complete this course successfully, students must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory examination and in the course overall.

Students taking this course and applying it towards a Certificate I, II, or III or Water Treatment Diploma must obtain 60 % on the final examination and in the course overall to meet program requirements.

Final Exam 100%