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Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program
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There is a growing concern for the safety of people in their work environment and the related hazard that may be found there. Prompted by governments and their agencies, labour and management have identified the need for greater experience, knowledge and expertise in the field of occupational safety and health for the protection of people in the workplace. This program provides students with solid training in the required practices of occupational health and safety. In addition to providing the fundamentals, the program includes a management component that gives students the know-how to oversee workplace safety programs and offer solutions.

OHS 240 Industrial Hygiene
OHS 241 Legislation for Health & Safety
OHS 242 Environmental Management
OHS 243 Management Labour Concerns
OHS 244 Fire Protection
OHS 245 Ergonomics
OHS 246 Health & Safety Program Management
Legislation for Health & Safety
OHS 241
This course covers various jurisdictions, how to locate the specific legislation, the interface between statues, regulations, codes and standards, the obligation of employers and of employees. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Fall
Online 065 7095 Sep. 17-Dec. 7 $334.18 (includes $49.00 access fee)
Environmental Management
OHS 242
This course facilitates the development of analytical and evaluation skills required in the management of environmental issues. Students are familiarized with the fate and effects of environmental contaminants as well as their safe management. Legislation regarding safe transport, handling and disposal of contaminants are addressed. The use of site inspections in the recognition and analysis of potential environmental risks is also reviewed. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Fall
Online 065 7093 Sep. 17-Dec. 8 $334.18 (includes $49.00 access fee)
Industrial Hygiene
OHS 240
This course studies the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological hazards arising in or from the workplace. WHMIS and other relevant legislation will also be covered. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Winter
Online 065 1694 Jan. 21-Apr. 12 $334.18 (includes $49.00 access fee)
Health & Safety Program Management
OHS 246
This course introduces the student on how to set up and administer a workplace health and safety program. This course covers program standards and objectives, employee orientation and training programs, record-keeping and data analysis, purchasing and engineering controls, health and safety promotion, program evaluation, occupation health services, applications of management theory and techniques to OHS, and special problems and solutions. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Winter
Online 065 1693 Jan. 21-Apr. 13 $334.18 (includes $49.00 access fee)

Additional Courses

Fit to be a Corrections Officer (FITCO) – Fitness Test for Ontario Corrections Applicants
PBS 116N
FITCO is the physical skills and abilities test for the Correctional Officer Staff Application, Recruitment and Training Program. The test is a controlled simulation of the occupational requirements for corrections officers in Ontario. Prior to completing, applicants must undergo a medical screening process which includes pre-exercise clearance and informed consent. Physical screening assesses skills in three areas: 1) a cell search, 2) the Emergency Response Circuit and 3) the Aerobic Shuttle Run.
Fall
Windsor 050 7142 Sept 7, Fri, 6:00P $70.00
Chatham 550 7186 Sept 29, Sat, 9:00A $70.00
Chatham 551 7154 Nov 10, Sat, 9:00A $70.00
Windsor 051 7160 Dec 1, Sat, 3:00P $70.00
Fit to be a Corrections Officer (FITCO) – Practice Session for Ontario Corrections Applicants
PBS 117N
The Fit to be a Corrections Officer (FITCO) Practice session is designed to introduce applicants of the Correctional Officer Staff Application, Recruitment and Training (CO ST.A.R.T.) program to the FITCO test. FITCO is the physical skills and abilities test for the (CO ST.A.R.T.) program. The test is a controlled simulation of the occupational requirements for corrections officers in Ontario. The FITCO Practice session will physically introduce applicants and provide hands-on experience and instruction for FITCO’s three physical screening tests: 1) a cell search, 2) the Emergency Response Circuit, and 3) the Aerobic Shuttle Run.
Fall
Windsor 050 7180 Sept 7, Fri, 6:00P $25.00
Chatham 550 7188 Sept 29, Sat, 9:00A $25.00
Chatham 551 7156 Nov 10, Sat, 9:00A $25.00
Windsor 051 7162 Dec 1, Sat, 3:00P $25.00
PARE Workshop
PBS 119N
The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) Workshop is designed to introduce Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer applicants to the PARE test. PARE is an occupational test designed to assess an individual's ability to perform the duties of an RCMP or CBSA officer. Successful completion of the PARE is a requirement for all RCMP and CBSA applicants. The PARE workshop will introduce participants and provide hands-on experience and instruction for PARE's three occupational screening tests: 1) The PARE Obstacle Course, 2) The Push/Pull Activity, and 3) The Weight Carry. PARE administrators will provide feedback based on participant performance to prepare the participant for official PARE testing. Participants must pre-register with full payment prior to attending the workshop.
Fall
Windsor 050 7146 Sept 26, Wed, 6:00P $25.00
Windsor 051 7182 Nov 30, Fri, 6:00P $25.00
Winter
Windsor 050 5588 Jan 9, Wed, 6:00P $25.00
Windsor 051 5589 Feb 27, Wed, 6:00P $25.00
Windsor 052 5590 Apr 17, Wed, 6:00P $25.00
PARE Test
PBS 120N
The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) is an occupational test designed to assess an individual’s ability to perform the duties of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer. Successful completion of the PARE is a requirement for all RCMP and CBSA applicants. The PARE is divided into three section: 1) The PARE Obstacle Course, 2) The Push/Pull Activity, and 3) The Weight Carry. Applicant standards for the PARE include completion of the PARE obstacle course and push/pull activity in 4 minutes and 45 seconds or less, with a 70 lbs. push/pull activity, and a successful weight carry of an 80 lbs. bag. Prior to performing the test, applicants must receive medical clearance from their physician. On testing day, participants must present the original PARE medical clearance document, signed by the physician, as well as a photocopy of the medical clearance document. Participants may not complete the test without presenting these documents to the PARE administrator. Participants must pre-register with full payment prior to attending the test. Admission will be granted based on availability. Location: Windsor Campus Gym.

CBSA applicants, present this form to your physician: CBSA_PARE_Medical_Clearance.pdf
RCMP applicants, present this form to your physician: RCMP_Medical_Clearance.pdf

Fall
Windsor 050 7144 Sept 26, Wed, 6:00P $65.00
Windsor 051 7184 Nov 30, Fri, 6:00P $65.00
Winter
Windsor 050 5585 Jan 9, Wed, 6:00P $65.00
Windsor 051 5586 Feb 27, Wed, 6:00P $65.00
Windsor 052 5587 Apr 17, Wed, 6:00P $65.00
Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) Practice Session
PBS 124N
The Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) Practice Session is designed to introduce Police Constable Applicants to the PREP test. PREP is a Bona Fide Occupational Requirement designed to assess an individual’s ability to perform the duties of a police officer in Ontario. Successful completion of the PREP is a requirement for the Constable Selection System for the Ontario Provincial Police and many municipal police departments throughout Ontario. The PREP Practice Session will introduce applicants and provide hands-on experience and instruction for PREP’s two occupational screening tests: 1) The PREP Pursuit Restraint Circuit, 2) The Léger 20 Meter Aerobic Shuttle Run.
FALL
CHATHAM 550 7323 Nov 1, Thur, 7:15P $35.00
CHATHAM 551 7486 Dec 13, Thur, 7:15P $35.00
Private Investigation Training
PBS 107N
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has passed legislation as of April 15, 2010, that requires all Private Investigators in Ontario to successfully complete standardized Basic Training and Testing to be eligible to obtain a Private Investigator’s License. This 52 hour course will introduce the learner to the Private Investigator Industry with emphasis on Ontario Legislation, Private Security & Investigative Services Act, Provincial and Federal Statutes, Criminal and Civil Law, Investigative Techniques, Principles of Ethical Reasoning/Decision-making, Key Principles of Communication and Interaction and Self-Management Skills. A Police Clearance is required upon acceptance.
Fall
Windsor 050 6999 Oct 15-Nov 26, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P $442.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1665 Jan 21-Mar 13, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P $442.00
Security Guard Training
PBS 105N
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has passed legislation as of April 15, 2010, that requires all Security Guards in Ontario to successfully complete Basic Training and Testing to be eligible to obtain a Security Guard License. This 48 hour course will introduce the learner to the Security Industry with emphasis on Ontario Legislation, Private Security & Investigative Services Act, powers of arrest and use of force training; it will also include mandatory, (no exemptions) first aid, CPR, health and safety, report writing and effective communications skills. A Police Clearance is required upon acceptance.
Fall
Windsor 050 6997 Oct 16-Nov 29, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $384.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1664 Feb 5-Mar 21, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $384.00
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Start and end dates are indicated beneath each course description.

Questions? Call:
519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Chatham) or
1-800-387-0524 (toll-free) or send an E-mail to: coned@stclaircollege.ca.

Registration Info:

Campus Locations:

Windsor

South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

Chatham

Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

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