Environmental Health & Safety Issues

Protecting the environment and promoting worker health and safety are issues at the centre stage of today’s property industry. This course provides an overview of building operations’ environmental health and safety considerations. You’ll learn to develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines governing facility health and safety issues, and assess when to obtain technical assistance.   This course focuses on the interrelated responsibilities of federal and provincial governments in managing environmental health and safety issues. Due diligence and the internal responsibility system are critical components of Canadian law for property owners and managers.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Develop and manage an effective environmental health and safety program, integrating sustainable best practices wherever appropriate
  • Ensure that your facilities are in compliance with Federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Assess environmental risk factors and prepare for compliance audits
  • Address emergency environmental health situations through proper planning and incident response
  • Maintain health and safety records in accordance with industry best practices
  • Manage indoor environmental quality complaints related to air, water, mold, radon, asbestos, and other environmental hazards
  • Execute appropriate record keeping, reporting, and other requirements associated with aboveground and underground storage tank regulations
  • Design and implement a waste management program, including recycling and disposal of all forms of waste including landfills waste, hazardous waste, universal, electronic, and tenant-generated waste
  • Regulatory overview
  • Hazard communication
  • Emergency response
  • Asbestos and lead management
  • Office and industrial ergonomics
  • Indoor air quality
  • Air emissions and pollution control
  • Storage tanks
  • Hazardous waste
  • Site assessment
  • Audits, record keeping, and legal issues
  • The Canadian Perspective
  • An Overview of Canadian Environmental Regulations
  • WHMIS and Hazard Communication
  • Asbestos
  • Lead Hazards
  • Ergonomics
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control
  • Water Pollution Control
  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Hazardous Waste! PCBs! and Mercury
  • Emergency Response
  • Site Assessments and Audits

This course is available through the following delivery options:

  • Online Self-Paced

This course does not apply to any BOMI certifications.


This course applies to the following BOMI designations:

  • RPA® – Real Property Administrator
  • FMA® – Facilities Management Administrator
  • SMA® – Systems Maintenance Administrator