Obligations & Liabilities

Obligations and Liabilities of the OH&S Professional

This course is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the obligations and potential liabilities encountered when providing occupational health and safety advice. The focus is on defining the nature and scope of obligations and illustrating strategies for reducing the liabilities that may arise from poor performance.

Because every OHS professional can be at risk, this course provides invaluable information for every level of experience - from the novice to the seasoned professional, and from the “internal” employee advisor to the third-party independent consultant. 

 

"The Obligations and Liabilities course provided me with a new way to look at how I conduct my work in relation to my own company's liabilities." - O&L Candidate

 

Course participants will be able to:

  • balance the obligations owed to clients/employers and others

  • measure his or her performance against the standard of care and skill expected of an OHS professional

  • avoid contract disputes and negligence claims

  • interpret and apply statutes, regulations and standards

  • identify and resolve conflicts of interest

  • consider legal ramifications when drafting and submitting reports

  • develop and implement report disclaimers to minimize liabilities

  • resolve typical ethical issues faced by OHS professionals

  • determine an appropriate balance between legal and ethical obligations protect his or her client/employer through the use of solicitor-client privilege

  • identify and resolve typical ethical issues faced by OHS professionals 

 

Course examinations (In-Class)

The course exam is provided to participants by email within five business days of course completion. Participants have 4 weeks from the release date to complete the exam, along with a Statement of Independent Completion. This statement shows that the participant has read and understood the exam instructions, and is submitting an independently completed exam, with any and all collaboration and outside resources are acknowledged therein. The exam deadline is final. Only documented emergencies will be considered by the CSSE as extenuating circumstances for any written request for extension. Please note that delay in opening the exam after delivery, new or added work requirements, and holidays/vacation are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Successful completion of CHSC courses requires completion of a CHSC Exam with a minimum 75% standard. Exams require several hours additional time commitment beyond in-class time for the student to demonstrate mastery of the course expectations. This exam follows a short answer format.

Course instructors

 

Course credits

  • CSSE has awarded this course 16 CHSC Maintenance Points.

  • BCRSP has awarded this course 1.0 CMPs.

  • Completion of this course will count as one elective credit towards the OH&S Certificate at British Columbia Institute of Technology.


Online Obligations & Liabilities Course:  

This online course mirrors the classroom course of Obligations & Liabilities.  It can be completed at home or at the office, at a pace fitting the participant's schedule.  

Students will have four (4) weeks from the date you receive the username and password activation email to complete the course. Access to the exam will be issued once the final module and survey is completed, and students will have two (2) weeks from receipt to complete and submit the exam.   REGISTER HERE! 

Upcomingclasses (in-class): 

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM through November 14, 2016
Online (Ongoing)

Obligations & Liabilities - Online

This online course mirrors the classroom course of Obligations & Liabilities.  It can be completed at home or at the office, at a pace fitting the participant's schedule within a specified time frame.

Students will have four (4) weeks from the date you receive the username and password activation email to complete the course. Access to the exam will be issued once the final module and survey is completed, and students will have two (2) weeks from receipt to complete and submit the exam. 

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 08:00 AM through October 16, 2016
TBD in Toronto, ON, Canada

Obligations & Liabilities 10-ON

This two-day course is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the obligations and potential liabilities that may be encountered by the OH&S professional when providing advice in the area of occupational health and safety. The focus is upon defining the types of obligations and potential liabilities and illustrating ways and means of reducing these risks.

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