EMPR 350: Managing Workplace Health, Safety and Wellness



Term: Not offered in the 2023-24 academic year

Course Description: This course introduces students to employment relations practices and legislative frameworks related to workplace health and wellness. The course examines roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, and unions in occupational health and safety. Students will explore efforts to address stress and promote wellness, including mental health.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Critically assess the development of modern models of health and safety management.
  2. Analyze the connections between employment relations systems and practices and workplace health and wellness.
  3. Describe the legislative and regulatory framework governing workplace health and safety.
  4. Outline the roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, unions, and government agencies under occupational health and safety legislation.
  5. Use hazard recognition and assessment tools to identify physical, biological, chemical, and psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
  6. Draw on knowledge concerning hazard control, safety training, and employee work behaviours to outline how to implement an effective workplace health and wellness program.

Learning Hours: 120 (36L;84P)

Grading Scheme: 

Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Discussion Forums x 2 20% 
Participation in Simulation Exercises and In-class Case Studies 10%
Case Analysis x 2 40%
Final Exam 30%

Prerequisites: Level 2 or above