Teaching Modules and Quizzes


At the request of many engineering professors attending Minerva workshops and with support from Minerva’s key academic, industry partners and Engineering Deans, Minerva’s Board of Directors decided to undertake the development and delivery of H&S engineering student teaching modules. The modules address current H&S education gaps expressed by Minerva’s industry and academic partners and provide content for professors to teach H&S in their classes. The modules were also developed to address the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) engineering graduate attribute requirements on safety, risk education and the content for it. The modules would help future engineers better understand their legal, moral, ethical and societal responsibilities and properly prepare them for the workplace.

The modules range in teaching duration from 1-3 hours and can be integrated into existing courses over the four years of undergraduate engineering. The teaching modules can also be used by other university faculties (e.g. Business, Healthcare) and Colleges including their Technology Programs, Trade Schools and OHS Schools. The modules can also serve as good training material for employees of Minerva’s sponsoring organizations and other organizations.

An engineering grad student and/or college student, under the supervision of a professor and with technical support provided by a company to review content, share leading practices etc. developed each module. Minerva raised the needed funding from industry, and MITACS and government grants in order to provide $10,000 to the student developing the module.

Twenty- four modules are now on Minerva’s website. Some modules have been developed for all Engineering disciplines whereas other modules are discipline specific. Content from these modules is being used to develop Minerva’s eLearning Courses. There are five modules that also have a French version; Minerva plans to continue translating other modules as funding becomes available. Plans are also underway to develop further modules that have been identified in Minerva’s design document for its eLearning Courses.

13 Core Modules (for all Engineering Disciplines)

  • Laboratory Safety (University of Alberta, Dow Chemical)
  • Codes, Regulations and Standards (Laurentian Univ., Nova Chemicals)*
  • Risk Management (Laurentian University, Xstrata)
  • Hazard and Risk Identification (University of Toronto, DuPont Canada)*
  • Ethics and Public Safety (University of Manitoba, APEGM)
  • Risk Assessment Models (University of Toronto, E. Alps & Assoc.)*
  • Business Case for Safety (Fanshawe College, Shell Canada)
  • Leadership Safety, Management Systems (Western University, Imperial Oil)
  • Incident Investigation, Causal Analysis (Univ. British Columbia, BC Hydro)
  • Incorporating Safety into Engineering Design (Univ. Ont. Institute Tech., GM Canada)
  • Mental Health in the Workplace (Laurentian University, Vale) *
  • Emergency Preparedness, Crisis management (Queen’s University, Bruce Power)
  • Risk Communications (University of Alberta and Methanex)

* Also available in French

11 Discipline Specific (for 2 or more Engineering Disciplines)

  • Electrical Safety (University of Calgary, Enmax)
  • Nanotechnology (University of Calgary, R. DallaVia retired from WSPS)
  • Process Safety Management (University of Western Ontario, Imperial Oil)
  • Robotics Safety (Univ. Ont. Institute of Technology, GM of Canada)
  • Radiation Safety (Ryerson University, Bruce Power)
  • Fires, Dust Explosions (Dalhousie Univ., Nova Chemicals)
  • Advanced Chemical Safety (University of Toronto, Nova Chemicals)
  • Transportation Safety (University of Toronto, Trimac)
  • Field Safety, Design Considerations (Ryerson University, DuPont)
  • Human Factors (Waterloo University, GM Canada)*
  • Bio Risk (Waterloo University)

* Also available in French

Minerva Teaching Modules
The above Minerva Canada Teaching Modules, quizzes and responses can be found in the password protected part of this website. The 24 modules shall be made available to all universities, colleges with a licensing agreement for Minerva Canada’s e-learning courses. These modules provided to Minerva’s licensees are for educational purposes only and can be reproduced free of charge without the permission of Minerva Canada. They can also be used or referenced in any periodicals, research papers or textbooks used for educational purposes. They cannot be distributed, sold for commercial purposes or modified without the express written permission of Minerva Canada.

Accessing the Minerva Teaching Modules and Quizzes
To view the Learning Modules, click the Academic Login and enter the password provided to you by Minerva Canada. Professors will need to show their university or college affiliation link before a password is provided by Minerva Canada. click here to request a password.
Minerva Canada may provide access to professors for individual Teaching Modules for a small administration fee – click here to receive more details and procedures for gaining access.

Password Protected Content

Additional content – quizzes and instructor notes – is available to academics only. This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password at the login screen. If you do not have a password, click here to request access.

WorkSmart Campus, Electrical Hazards Teaching Module

It should be noted that access to the WorkSmart Campus (WSC) e-learning module which also included an Electrical Hazards module is no longer available from the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Most of this content has now been included in Minerva’s new eLearning Course 100.

Interested in Writing a Case Study or Teaching Module for Minerva Canada?

Minerva Safety Management Education encourages and sponsors the research and publication of Case Studies and Teaching Modules, illustrating business effectiveness through Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) management. These resources are intended for use as teaching tools, demonstrating that SHE management has positive business outcomes such as improved profitability, reduced incidents and improved labour relations, productivity and quality.

When used in teaching, Case Studies enhance participants’ understanding of the interrelationship of SHE management with the events depicted and with the internal and external forces upon a business. Learning takes place through discussion of opinions within the student group.

Minerva also encourages and sponsors the research, development and publication of new Teaching Modules pertinent for new graduates entering the workplace and where current student teaching material is not readily available.

Check out the Minerva guidelines for Teaching Modules and Case Studies and funding available for university or college professors or graduate students interested in developing a Teaching Module for Minerva Canada.

FAQs: Learning Management Systems English and French

Please login to the password protected page to access Review Quiz (SafeSmart for Workplace Leaders, 2007).