Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma of Health and Human Sciences
Duration: 5 semesters plus 7 week field placement
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.
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Please note: Courses within this program have been leased from Don Sayers & Associates.
Opportunity for Advanced Standing Towards Cape Breton University Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health)
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 visit our news story "Academy Canada Signs Second Articulation Agreement with Cape Breton University" at http://www.academycanada.com/about-academy-canada/accreditations-and-partnerships/academy-canada-and-cape-breton-university#occupational-health-and-safety.
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.
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High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the OHS program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon recommendation from a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.
Mature students are eligible for admission to the OHS program. These students must be 19 years of age or older, complete an application form, provide a copy of most recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.
Students must submit a Certificate of Conduct from their local Police Department.
Certificate of Conduct: Students must acquire a Certificate of Conduct for admission into this program. Students are solely accountable for any offences not uncovered by the investigation which may preclude the student from subsequent work terms or employment.
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