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Occupational health and safety training online program.
Learn the skills you need to become a certified Occupational Health and Safety professional. Study online and graduate in just 12 months. Internship included.
What is an occupational health and safety officer.
Occupational health and safety officers protect the well-being of people in the workplace. Their primary goal is to prevent work-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Health and safety officers are typically responsible for:
- Conducting health and safety inspections to ensure management and workers are following the law
- Identifying risks and safety hazards
- Delivering health and safety training programs
- Creating a health and safety plan
- Investigating accidents, complaints, and injuries
- Dealing with Worker’s Compensation Board and disability claims
- Developing fire evacuation plans and other emergency procedures
- Recommending fines, penalties, or closure for non-compliant organizations
- Creating strategies for continuous improvement of workplace health and safety
Herzing College Occupational Health and Safety Training
Our Occupational Health and Safety training prepares students for nationally-recognized certifications. This program is your first step toward a successful career in occupational health.
- 12-month diploma program (20 hours per week)
- Approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
- Graduates are eligible for the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) Certification
- Delivered completely online for maximum convenience
- Includes an 8-week internship
- Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify
- Enrol at any time
Why You Need Occupational Health and Safety Training Approved by the BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a not-for-profit organization that sets high standards for health and safety training and practice.
The BCRSP offers two important certifications that are respected across Canada, and required by many employers in this field.
1. Canadian Registered Safety Technician Certification (CRST)
2. Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification (CRSP)
Only graduates of BCRSP-approved health and safety training are eligible for certification.
Herzing students qualify for CRST certification immediately after graduation. After 4 years of work experience, you can pursue the more advanced CRSP certification.
Articulation Agreement with Columbia Southern University
An articulation agreement allows for the transfer of a limited number of credits to an associate or bachelor’s degree program in Occupational Health & Safety offered by Columbia Southern University situated in the USA.
Successful graduates of our Occupational Health and Safety program can find job opportunities at:
- Manufacturing plants
- Public facilities
- Municipal water treatment systems
Typical occupational health and safety job titles include:
- Health and safety officer
- Health and safety inspector
- Health and safety coordinator
- Health and safety advisor
Top 10 Safety Officer Qualifications and Skills Employers Want
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Our Occupational Health and Safety training teaches the skills and knowledge required for CRST certification. Study topics include health and safety laws, safety inspections, risk analysis, worker health and wellness, and disability management.
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This course is intended to teach students the basics of recognizing and addressing safety hazards in the workplace. Topics will include performing job function analyses, design issues, equipment safety, hazardous materials handling, WHMIS, tool safety, and working in the presence of robotics or autonomous equipment.
Safety Audit Analysis
This course is intended to teach students the basics of performing a safety audit and analysis of the results. Topics include auditing principles, evaluation of management systems, the role of an auditor, internal vs. external audits, performing inspections, interviews and developing an action plan.
Environmental Issues and Fire Prevention
This course is intended to teach students the basics of fire prevention and protection as well as addressing other environmental hazards. Topics include emergency procedures, safety codes/standards, fire chemistry/behaviour, hazardous spill management, and fire control systems.
This course is intended to teach students the fundamentals of arranging workspaces to allow staff to work safely and efficiently within them. Students will learn about the dangers of repetitive stress injuries, improper posture, and how to assess workspaces in terms of ergonomic design.
This course is intended to teach students the basics of body functions and processes in the context of prevention of illness and injury. Topics include anatomy and physiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, physical hazards, and air quality
Worker Health and Wellness
This course is intended to teach students the fundamentals of the promotion of wellness and overall health in the workplace. Topics include injury and disease prevention programs, disability management programs, and work factors that can impact worker well-being.
Laws and Ethics
This course is intended to teach students the basics of the applicable safety legislation and legal requirements. Topics include the basic principles of law, occupational health and safety laws in Canada, environmental legislation, ethical theories, worker rights, and the role of the board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
This course is intended to teach students the fundamentals of management’s role in workplace health and safety. Topics include the integration of health and safety into organizational structure, quality management systems, conflict management, leadership styles, and strategic planning.
This course is intended to teach students the basics of risk management. Topics include risk assessment, the risk control process, monitoring and reassessment, emergency preparedness, incident command systems, and workplace harassment/violence prevention.
Effective OHS Communications
This course helps the new OHS professional develop the critical skills to effectively communicate with all stakeholders in an organization regarding health and safety requirements. Critical thinking, writing effective policy and training documents, as well as speaking persuasively will all be covered.
OHS Training in the Workplace
This course guides the student through the process of developing training materials for staff and other stakeholders. All phases of the development from planning, materials creation, delivery of training, and measuring training effectiveness will be included.
Worker's Compensation Board and Disability Management
This course covers the role of the Worker’s Compensation Board as well as other legislation that addresses disabilities caused in or out of the workplace. The process of submitting a claim, the role of OHS professionals in applying for/managing the disability case, appropriate communications with specific agencies, and the applicable legislation will be covered.
Documentation and Reporting
This course helps students understand reporting requirements as well as which stakeholders need which reports. The legislation regarding records, preparing reports to stakeholders, recording workplace performance data, and facilitating/recording meeting proceedings will be covered.
Career Development Seminar
This seminar provides an opportunity for the student to apply the techniques and processes for developing a career path and to learn lifetime career management tools and skills. Topics include career-planning, job searching, developing career search documents, refining interview skills, and preparing for a new position.
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in a business environment. The company shall provide work that is directly related to the student’s program of study. The duration of the internship is 8 weeks during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 240 hours of work experience.
What you need to get started..
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Note: admission to some programs may include additional requirements
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12 Months (20 hours/week) Includes 8 week internship
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Why Choose this Program?
- Get to work faster with our accelerated 12-month Occupational Health and Safety diploma program
- Approved by the BCRSP
- Graduates are immediately eligible for certification
- Study online with our user-friendly online learning system
- Get personalized support from your instructor whenever you need it
- Get real work experience with an 8-week health and safety internship
- Enjoy the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets you take additional courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
- Exceptional Career Development team, who helps create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for health and safety jobs
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Herzing College gave me the education I needed to get a great job in the aerospace industry. Classes were interesting, pertinent and fun! Not only does this school help you find an internship, they help you find the right job, and continue to maintain relationships with alumni in the future. Great experience at Herzing!
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For over 55 years we’ve been helping people transition back to school and into fulfilling careers
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Micro-Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety
Whether you’re looking to go into a career in business, law, human resources, unions or specifically into health and safety, a Micro-Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety is a great option. Add the micro-diploma to your University of Manitoba degree or use as professional development for your career. Earn the micro-diploma by completing 9 credit hours of specific labour studies courses.
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• Standalone • Embedded in an undergraduate degree
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Build on your experience and boost your activist or professional development with a Micro-Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS).
Whether you are looking to be more effective at promoting health and safety as a union member, hoping to strengthen your knowledge and skills in your chosen profession, considering a fresh start and a new career direction or preparing to return to school, the micro-diploma is a great option.
To be accessible to individuals who are working full-time, the program intends to offer one of the three courses in a weekday evening timeslot in each of the three terms of the academic year, fall, winter and summer.
The micro-diploma is open to students from any faculty.
For current students, completing the micro-diploma will add an additional credential to your degree and can kick-start your professional development before you embark on your future career.
The micro-diploma consists of three undergraduate level courses for a total of 9 credit hours.
Students who successfully complete the following courses will qualify for this credential:
- LABR 3050: Issues in Occupational Health and Safety and Worker’s Compensation (3 credit hours)
- LABR 3060: Workplace Health and Safety (3 credit hours)
- LABR 3070: Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety Law (3 credit hours)
All course requirements for the credential must be completed at the University of Manitoba. External transfer credit will not be considered.
Entrance requirements are determined based on the level of education the applicant has completed. Applicants must meet one of the two entrance routes: Direct Entry or Advanced Entry.
In addition to the admission requirements indicated below, all applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements .
All students are responsible for satisfying the course prerequisites prior to registering in each of the required courses. Please see the Academic Calendar for specific details. Students with potentially sufficient preparation through workplace experience or other relevant preparation for admission to the courses, but lacking the formal prerequisite course, may contact the Labour Studies Coordinator to seek written permission to register.
In addition, all applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements .
International students not residing in Canada should consult with Immigration regarding study permit criteria prior to applying.
Direct entry applicants are those with fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary course work completed. Direct entry applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements:
1. High School applicants
Must have graduated from high school with at least 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S, G, or U and must have achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent over the following, with no less than 60 per cent in each of:
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2. Mature Applicant Category
- Must be 21 years of age or older by September 30 for classes starting in September, January 31 for classes starting in January, May 1 for classes starting in May, and July 1 for classes starting in July; and
- Must not meet the regular academic requirements of the applicable program, must have limited experience at college or university (fewer than 24 credit hours); and
- must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
3. Current University of Manitoba Student
Students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Manitoba who seek admission to the Micro-Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety must be in good academic standing within their current program of study.
Advanced entry applicants are students with 24 or more credit hours of post-secondary course work completed. Advanced entry applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements:
1. Post-Secondary Studies
Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework at a recognized college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 (C) or better
2. Recommendation of the Dean
Students who have completed the minimum 24 credit hours of coursework, and do not meet the minimum 2.0 CGPA, may be considered on an individual basis for admission on the Recommendation of the Dean. A minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on the best 24 credit hours of coursework that would be acceptable for credit (transferable) in the Bachelor of Arts General degree Program is required to receive consideration for admission on the Dean’s recommendation.
3. Current University of Manitoba Students
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Formerly DPS 16403 Workplace Health & Safety (18hrs)
The health and safety of workers is paramount to a vibrant and effective workforce. This course will examine the roles and responsibilities of the human resources practitioner in the area of workplace health and safety. Participants will examine best practice for fostering a workplace culture where workers and management in cooperation to assure safety and report unsafe conditions. The overall success of a workplace health and safety program relies on developing a clear communication plan, establishing relationships across the entire organization, and setting strategic goals to maintain and promote a safe work environment while ensuring compliance with the various legislated requirements.
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On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Act on all workplace health and safety matters in compliance with the federal and provincial requirements and according to the employer’s duties and responsibilities
- Identify, evaluate, and report workplace health and safety incidents and develop appropriate strategies, policies, and procedures
- Conduct accident/incident investigations and know what is required for the disciplinary and/or reporting process
- Determine all the elements of inclusive and respectful work environments and understand how to build these elements into an organizational framework
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Courses in Health and Safety in Canada
On this page, what institutions offer occupational health and safety (oh&s) courses in canada, british columbia, saskatchewan, new brunswick, nova scotia, prince edward island, newfoundland and labrador, where can i contact institutions for more information.
The following tables summarize various OHS programs offered in colleges and universities across Canada (listed from west to east). Since there may be other institutions offering similar courses that are not listed below, you should contact your local colleges and universities to find out if they offer a program that will meet your needs.
Within these listings, we have included the availability (full-time, part-time, and/or distance). Program availability may be subject to change. Please view the program website and contact the school to confirm.
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) has also released a list of educational institutions that meet the criteria for CRST® and CRSP® eligibility. For the most updated list, please BCRSP .
We have included these references and schools as a means of providing a potentially useful referral. You should contact the school directly for more information. Please note that mention of these schools does not represent a recommendation or endorsement by CCOHS of these schools over others of which you may be aware.
Other programs like labour and workplace studies or engineering programs may have occupational health and safety components but do not provide an OHS certificate. These programs and others that provide specialized courses like human factors, ergonomics, occupational health nursing or occupational medicine are not included in this list.
*the University of New Brunswick also offers courses and programs including: Preparation Course - Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification
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