- Program Description
- Program of Studies / Mandatory Courses
- Admission and Registration
- Next Steps
- Additional Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- College Resources
- Program Contact
Occupational Health and Safety professionals are committed to promoting and supporting health and safety activities in all levels of their organizations. This program will help students develop or enhance their knowledge and expertise in workplace health and safety. From advising on health and safety requirements, to supporting Health and Safety Committees, interpreting OH&S act and regulations, and conducting accident/incident investigations, the program covers many facets of workplace health and safety.
Learning from industry professionals, this certificate explores the fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety, including Fire Safety, Hazard Assessment, Health and Safety Program Development, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and more. These courses will equip students with broader legal and technical knowledge to function effectively in their occupation, and prepare them to complete a written occupational health and safety policy and maintain a program to implement that policy, including defining health and safety objectives and developing policies and procedures.
Many of the courses are delivered in an online format to suit the schedules of working professionals. Developed for supervisors, safety coordinators, occupational health nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committees members and others, this certificate will prepare students to take on an exciting career in Occupational Health & Safety.
Admission and Registration
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.
Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.
Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.
Scholarship Awards may be available through the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS (opens new window)
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA) (opens new window)
- Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (opens new window)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (opens new window)
- Health & Safety Ontario (opens new window)
- Ontario Ministry of Labour (opens new window)
- Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) (opens new window)
- Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (opens new window)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Continuing Education FAQ
- Where can I find more information on registering?
- What is the fee structure?
- How can I apply for an exemption?
- Can I obtain credit for learning obtained outside a traditional classroom?
- Where can I find more information on online learning and exams for online courses?
- How do I apply to graduate?
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