Shellfish Aquaculture Workplace Safety & Skills

Course Description

An introduction to knowledge and skills required to work safely and reduce risk of injury in the shellfish industry. Topics include: fundamental safety information in the context of a workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Plan; hazards and risks; ergonomics; protective equipment; on-farm mechanical safety; knot-tying and bear awareness.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this two-day course, the participant will be able to:

  • Address and reduce or eliminate the workplace hazards commonly found in the BC shellfish farming industry
  • Obtain fundamental safety information relevant to the shellfish industry within the perspective of a workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Plan.

Class vs Field

Class:  days; Field: days

Course Schedule

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Course fees are refundable if you withdraw a minimum of 10 days prior to the start date of the course. Note that special refund deadlines are stated for some courses, and we are unable to issue refunds after those deadlines - information will appear in the intake's details available on the Course Schedule.

Non-Refundable Fees

Some courses may have non-refundable tuition, application, and/or lab fees. Please note: A full refund is issued if a course is cancelled.