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Duration: 5 semesters plus 7 week field placement. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Health and Human Sciences
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

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. OHS graduates will also complete training that meets the requirements of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Safety Association (NLCSA) for auditor certification training.

Program Courses

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

Occupational Health and Safety program graduates can also apply advanced standing with Pacific Coast University’s “Bachelor of Disability Management” program. Click here for more details.

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.

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