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Education course

Introduction to OHS - Edmonton (CANCELLED)

Date and time

Mon, 26 Feb 2024
8:30am – 4:30pm MST

Tue, 27 Feb 2024
8:30am – 4:30pm MST

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Location

In-person at:
Edmonton Headquarters
10025 - 182 St. NW
Edmonton, AB, T5S 0P7

About this event

Registration opens on January 2, 2024.  To register, login to the online registration system at https://aupe.geniussis.com/memberlogin.aspx. Members must enroll themselves and ensure all prerequisites are met. 

Your Member Number ID is required to register. If you do not have your member number, please contact the Member Resource Centre at 1-800-232-7284. 

For more details regarding courses AUPE has to offer, please refer to the website at https://www.aupe.org/training/courses 

This is a two-day course. The course is also offered online.

This introductory course provides an overview of health and safety in the workplace, with a special focus on the safety rights of workers. We review some history of health and safety issues, laws, the internal responsibility system, hazard identification and AUPE support.

You will learn about assessment tools and gain confidence in contributing towards a culture of safety in the workplace. You will also leave the course with access to valuable resources to continue learning about OHS.

This course is for: Members interested in gaining a basic understanding of Occupational Health and Safety.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Your Union

This course is for: Members interested in gaining a basic understanding of occupational health and safety.

This course utilizes:

  • Lecture
  • Exercises using legislation
  • Case studies
  • Videos
  • Hands-on activities
  • Group discussion
  • Multiple choice quizzes

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe some historical events and conflicts that led government to pass laws aimed at protecting workers’ health and safety.
  • Recognize the difference between the OHS Act, Regulation and Code, and other legislation.
  • Tell others about your safety rights, the internal responsibility system, and the obligations of both employers and workers.
  • Identify common workplace hazards and how they are associated with injuries and illnesses.
  • Evaluate different ways of controlling hazards.
  • Examine the intent of workplace injury reporting and the reality of under-reporting.