13 BAS 425: Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a Culture of Safety is an intentionally-designed course that covers the integration of safety and wellbeing into many different environments and workplaces. It’s a holistic view of Safety, looking at the issue from many different perspectives and exploring many solutions.

What this course is (and is not) about

This course isn’t an OSHA Certification course, but being OSHA-certified in a few areas would cover the material in this course. Many other industry-standard trainings speak well to this course, as well.

The course isn’t about choosing right and wrong about safety issues, but is about understanding safety from a legal and professional perspective as it applies to the workplace or other organizations.

Course Description

A combination of principles and practices designed to provide the student with a basis for understanding the nature of occupational accident prevention and loss reduction. The topics to be examined include legislative aspects, accident causation, and strategies for minimizing injury and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.

Course Objectives

After finishing the course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss classic and emerging occupational safety and health issues in the context of their historical and social significance
  2. Describe the basis for the OSH Act, the OSHA inspection process, standards, and reporting of workers compensation records and statistics
  3. Apply the discipline of safety and health to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of occupational health hazards
  4. Understand the impact of management and regulatory strategies on the day to day responsibilities of occupational safety and health professionals
  5. Discuss the role of a safety and health professional in a comprehensive safety and health program and understand the complementary roles of allied health professionals
  6. Conduct basic hazard identification and assessment techniques, and recommend common/basic methods to mitigate hazards

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