Course Description

This course helps you review legislation and regulations that promote and uphold standards of workplace safety in the construction industry. You will learn about the costs of poor safety, common safety problems and hazards in construction work, and the regulations and requirements designed to protect worker safety. This course also reviews the purpose and principles of an Occupational, Health and Safety program and key elements of a successful workplace inspection. 

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • explain how the Workers' Compensation Act and Bill C-45 are used to establish and uphold standards of safety in the workplace
  • explain how the Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations promote safety in the workplace
  • explain how WHMIS promotes the safe use of hazardous materials.
  • outline the controls that are in place to promote and support environmental protection and construction worker safety
  • apply the principles of an effective OHS program
  • summarize the procedures for the physical inspection of a worksite.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Construction Safety
Online Asynchronous
Jul 03, 2023 to Sep 10, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $609.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 29, 2022 to Jul 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 29, 2022 to Jul 20, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 21, 2023 to Aug 20, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

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