Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance (Optional Co-op) Curriculum

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Accepting Applications for September 2018

Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
HSE
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,442.78 per semester*
International:
$9,065.95 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
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Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

LAWS 282
Units/ Hours: 45

This course covers Provincial and Federal environmental statutes as they apply to Ontarians. This first course focusses on high priority areas such as waste management, air and drinking water quality. This course aligns with the investigative techniques course and procedural law to develop skills using relevant field scenario-based lessons.

ENVR 136
Units/ Hours: 30

Inspectors and private HSE professionals are regularly called upon to assess the risks to workers and the environment from industrial processes. Two of the largest areas for prevention work come in the areas of occupational illness and musculoskeletal (MSD) injury. This course will provide students an understanding of human physiology, kinesiology and how to assess the potential for and prevent worker injury. Additionally students will gain knowledge and practical skills including the use of monitoring instruments to evaluate and reduce the risk of exposure to workplace contaminants that typically cause occupational illness.

ENVR 111
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides students a basic understanding of common workplaces in Ontario. Students will gain good comprehension of the processes and equipment in a wide variety of workplaces. Focus of study will be on the hazards to the worker and the environment posed by these various processes and the control measures required by legislation.

LAWS 46
Units/ Hours: 15

This course provides a basic introduction to our legal system. Students are introduced to the evolution and creation of law, the court system in Canada as well as basic legal principles and procedures. It provides a foundation for intensified training in the field of law enforcement.

LAWS 285
Units/ Hours: 60

This course teaches students basic and advanced techniques as used in law enforcement today to perform inspections or investigations. Students will learn effective enforcement note taking, how to take witness statements and interviewing techniques, tactical communications, surveillance, forensic basics and continuity and rules of evidence.

LAWS 284
Units/ Hours: 45

This course examines Provincial statutes as they apply to Ontario workplaces. The internal reporting system and the systems partners will be reviewed including WSIB, Office of the Chief Prevention Officer, Safe Working Groups and the Ministry of Labour. Applicable legislation will be studied and its relationship to occupational health and safety including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations for Industrial Establishments, Construction Regulations, Health Care Regulations, WHMIS, Designated Substances, and Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents.

LAWS 300
Units/ Hours: 30

This course covers the legal procedures required of a law-enforcement officer for the commencement of legal proceedings. A variety of legal documents are studied, such as informations, summons, and offence notices. Legislation directing procedures includes the Canadian Constitution, Criminal Code, Provincial Offences Act, Canada Evidence Act, and Contraventions Act. The simple Crown Brief is introduced in this course, along with search and seizure procedures.

LAWS 302
Units/ Hours: 30

This course covers the legal procedures required of a law-enforcement officer for the commencement of legal proceedings. A variety of legal documents are studied, such as informations, summons, and offence notices. Legislation directing procedures includes the Canadian Constitution, Criminal Code, Provincial Offences Act, Canada Evidence Act, and Contraventions Act. The simple Crown Brief is introduced in this course, along with search and seizure procedures.

LAWS 289
Units/ Hours: 30

Part of most jobs in this field require the ability to write clear and succinct reports with little preparation time. These reports may be read across the province, used and challenged in court proceedings, tribunals, inquests or FOI requests. The focus of this course is on writing these reports using the correct language and format to be used in such documents as well as Minister`s briefing notes and Crown Briefs.

Semester 2

APST 154
Units/ Hours: 21

This 7 week course is designed to equip students with the skills needed for their work search and to develop and enhance career planning skills. Students will learn how to write competitive job search documents, interview with confidence, and will develop and use their career portfolio as a tool to identify and incorporate career goals into the job search process.

ENVR 112
Units/ Hours: 37

This course provides students with the training and tools necessary to protect themselves from environmental hazards when working with chemicals including spills.

LAWS 286
Units/ Hours: 45

This course continues to examine the Provincial and Federal environmental statutes as they apply to Ontarians. This course continues to focus on high priority areas such as waste management, air and drinking water quality as well as industrial spills that have significant environmental impact such as trucks, trains, and ships. This course aligns with the investigative techniques course and procedural law to develop skills using relevant field scenario-based lessons.

Pre-Requisites
ENVR 110
Units/ Hours: 28

This course teaches students the environmental sampling techniques used for the environmental sampling of soils, water, particulate and air. Recording of findings, continuity of evidence as well as the use of investigative photography will also be major components in the course.

ENVR 114
Units/ Hours: 45

This course continues to examine workplaces in Ontario including processes and equipment used. Focus of study will be on the hazards to the worker and the environment posed by these various processes and the control measures required by legislation. An introduction to Healthcare and Surface Mining is also included.

Pre-Requisites
LAWS 307
Units/ Hours: 60

This course teaches students basic and advanced techniques as used in law enforcement today to perform inspections or investigations. Students will learn effective enforcement note taking, how to take witness and caution statements, interviewing techniques, surveillance, forensic basics, continuity and rules of evidence, Mapping and GPS, how to prepare operational plans.

Pre-Requisites
LAWS 290
Units/ Hours: 45

This course delves deeper into occupational health and safety laws and the compliance mechanisms in the province. Workplace injuries, including frequency, type and causes, are discussed as well as their prevention, due diligence by the employer and related legislation. Infection control and ergonomics are also examined.

Pre-Requisites
LAWS 303
Units/ Hours: 30

This course teaches students how to complete legal documents. Students will learn how to compile a comprehensive Crown Brief for Court. They will learn how to compile and execute a Search Warrant. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of court procedures, including testifying in mock courts. They will manage and present evidence in court and apply the rules of evidence. They will also be able to relate the application of legal process to aboriginal issues.

LAWS 305
Units/ Hours: 30

This course teaches students how to complete legal documents. Students will learn how to compile a comprehensive Crown Brief for Court. They will learn how to compile and complete a Search Warrant. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of court procedures, including testifying in mock courts. They will manage and present evidence in court and apply the rules of evidence. They will also be able to relate the application of legal process to aboriginal issues.

Pre-Requisites