Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Delineate occupational fatality, injury and illness as a significant public health problem and cost to individuals, communities and especially work organizations.
2. Design and implement safety training programs that incorporate appropriate adult learning theories and risk communication theories.
3. Formulate programs and workplace initiatives aimed at reducing and controlling workers’ compensation costs.
4. Apply their understanding of safety program development and management to a case, with emphasis on hazard appraisal and control.
5. Integrate occupational health psychology theories and practices into hazard appraisal and control initiatives.6. Formulate a plan to enhance or engineer a positive safety culture / climate within organizations.
7. Compare and contrast commitment-based and compliance-based safety management practices.
8. Evaluate and illustrate the effectiveness of occupational safety and health management programs through cost-benefit analyses, basic economic analyses, risk management methods or through statistical assessment.
9. Conduct a thorough review of the academic and empirical literature on an occupational safety topic and produce an academic research paper summarizing the literature on the topic.
10. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).