Online Course Offers Health and Safety Strategies for Employers
Three of the nation’s leaders in occupational health and safety have launched a new online course intended to help employers integrate their health and safety programming in ways that can bolster bottom-line results while improving the health and well being of their workers.
Fundamentals of Integrated Health and Safety, a seven-module eLearning course, was developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and UL in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health.
Aimed at both health and safety managers in the workplace, the course offers strategies to improve health and safety programming using the concept of Integrated Health and Safety—an increasingly popular workplace management approach that more closely aligns the traditionally separate “silos” of workplace health and safety programs.
The seven-module course, developed by the nation’s leading health and safety experts, provides a step-by-step how-to manual of IHS, ranging from data collection and health and safety measurement to population health management and the details of integrating health and safety teams.
The course incorporates the latest in research and practical applications for these concepts, including the critical component of metrics and measurement.
Also included is in-depth instruction in the use Key Performance Indicators and a new IHS measurement tool known as the “Integrated Health and Safety Index,” which was developed by UL and ACOEM to help determine the long-term business value of employer health and safety programming.
Those who complete the course earn a certificate from University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health.
ACOEM members completing the course will receive, in addition to the certificate, a customized course-related offering that will provide up to 10 hours of continuing medical education and maintenance of certification credits.
Modules 1 through 4 of the course focus on the fundamentals of workplace health and productivity and workplace safety, offering advice on how to create and measure effective health and safety programming.
Modules 5, 6, and 7 offer a roadmap for integrating these programs together for greater impact, including how to create an overarching culture of health and safety.
Other course highlights:
- More than five hours of instruction
- Animated, visually appealing online course modules
- Video clips of national experts in health and safety
- Templates, measurement tools, and other resources
- Access to scholarly articles and research studies
Introductory cost for the seven-module course and resulting certificate is $199.
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