Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety (FOHS)

Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety (FOHS)

The course provides participants with the fundamentals of occupational health and safety and the skills needed to implement a safety management system in your organization.

Participants will gain new knowledge and insights by:

  • Understanding the basic safety and health terminology
  • Getting a balanced perspective of the full scope of occupational health and safety issues.
  • Understanding the concept of hazard identification and risk evaluation and control.
  • Components of the communication process and how to improve the effectiveness of safety messages Learning to organize and communicate an effective safety program.
  • Learning ways to take actions to investigate incidents and prevent recurrence.
  • Learning the concept of carrying out safety inspections
  • Leading a successful safety team and facilitating productive safety meetings
  • Involving employees in safety processes such as safety inspections, safety committees, and employee orientations
  • Understand the principles of industrial hygiene and HazCom standards
  • Determine when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used and ways to increase employee acceptance of PPE.
  • Participating in development of an emergency action plan.
  • Use a safety orientation program to improve employee performance and reduce incidents and costs.
  • Developing a site specific safety plan to gain management’s support for it

After successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with an ARM – Associates Certificate of Completion.


30 hours