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Occupational Health and Safety


Occupational Health and Safety

Duration: 5 semesters plus 7 week field placement
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Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Health and Human Sciences

Program Description

Academy Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program responds to the growing demand for employees in the area of health and safety. Graduates will be able to: interpret OHS legislation, develop OHS/Loss-Control Programs, conduct audits and inspections of existing OHS and environmental programs, and design and deliver effective OHS training programs for workers.

The OHS Program meets the formal education requirements for certification with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). There are other criteria graduates must meet to become eligible to register for BCRSP certification; your admissions officer can provide more information on this topic.

Topics to be covered

Accident Causation and Investigation Lockout/Tagout
Approaches to Safety Management Management and Organizational Behaviour
Business Communications (Written) Occupational Hygiene and Office Ergonomics
Confined Space Entry Certification Training OHS Law and Professional Practice
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing OHSE Auditing Principals and Techniques
Disability Management Powerline Hazards
Due Diligence and Compliance Probability and Statistics Fundamentals
Effective Workplace Training Program Ownership and Motivation
Emergency Planning Risk Assessment
Environmental Management Applications Soft Tissue Injury: Back Injury Prevention
Environmental Management Foundations Spreadsheets
Fall Protection Certification Training Standard First Aid
Fire Safety Techniques Total Quality Management
Fundamentals of Ergonomics Word Processing Comprehensive
Health and Safety Committee Training Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Industrial Safety Techniques and Technology Workplace Wellness
Introduction to Law Workterm

Courses within this program have been leased from Don Sayers & Associates.

Graduates of Academy Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety program have an opportunity to apply for advanced standing towards Cape Breton University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) degree program. For more information, please click here

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the OHS Program, graduates are eligible to work in a variety of positions such as Occupational Health and Safety Officers, Safety Coordinators, Safety Inspectors, Compliance Officers, Safety Auditors, Safety Advisors, Safety Managers and Safety Consultants, depending on specific hiring practices. OHS employment opportunities exist with government and private industry.  OHS employment opportunities exist with government and private industry.  

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.