An effective Co-operative Education or Experiential Learning Program should have the following goals:
- The safety of the students;
- Making the Co-op/Experiential Learning program a beneficial educational experience for the students;
- Establishing and maintaining good relationships with participating employers.
In order to achieve these goals, consideration must be given to the following risk management issues:
Work placements which expose students to risk of personal injury should be carefully reviewed. Conduct a risk assessment and consider making job duty modifications if possible. Examples of such placements would include, but are not limited to the following: