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Gain the tools and expertise you need to become an occupational health and safety (OHS) professional. With the fully online Certificate in Advanced Safety Management, develop an understanding of advanced safety-specific topics and meet a growing demand across industries. Acquire the skills to analyze and apply accident theory, evaluate safety and control measures, and put systems management approaches into practice to ensure safe workplaces.

Industry and Careers
Every workplace in Ontario with more than five employees is legally required to plan and put into practice an occupational health and safety policy. Almost all industries need personnel with in-depth, applied knowledge of OHS.

OHS roles are found in public and private workplace settings, including:

  • Airports
  • Construction
  • Heavy industry such as mining and forestry
  • Hospitals and other health care providers
  • Local government and other public sector organizations
  • Transportation agencies and providers
  • Universities and other educational institutions

Possible job titles:

  • Compliance officer
  • Health and safety officer
  • Occupational hygiene technician
  • OHS manager Safety supervisor

Who Should Take This Certificate?

If you’re looking to build on your existing knowledge and expertise in OHS to explore advanced, safety-specific topics and set you on a course to the top of your field.

You may be interested if you are:

  • a graduate of our Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (or equivalent)
  • an experienced occupational health and safety practitioner
  • in charge of directing OHS management systems in your workplace

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will be able to do the following:

  • Apply accident theory and analysis
  • Advise on ergonomic issues
  • Implement hazard evaluation and control techniques
  • Execute OHS practices in a variety of workplace contexts, including: construction, health care facilities, retail outlets, offices, utilities, forestry and mining
  • Manage fire and radiation safety

Courses are drawn from Toronto Metropolitan University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational and Public Health (BASc). Courses completed as part of this certificate may be recognized towards the completion of the BASc. By completing this program after the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and then continuing on to the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership, you will meet the educational requirements to write the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) exam to become a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

Certificate Requirements

  • 6 required courses
  • 2 electives
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 1.67+

Admission Criteria



  • Mature student status and at least three years of professional experience in occupational health and safety.

If you wish to apply to register for the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management, contact the Program Coordinator, Rose Reid (rosereid@torontomu.ca).


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is advanced safety management?
Advanced safety management is a specialized area of OHS that involves the study of different theories of how accidents occur, international safety systems, and other knowledge and skills essential for controlling or eliminating workplace hazards.

Can I get Transfer Credits for courses I’ve taken at other institutions or for work experience?
You can apply for a Transfer Credit if you have taken the same course at another post-secondary institution.

Note: there’s no guarantee your application for Transfer Credits will be accepted.

I registered for the certificate prior to July 2020, when do my courses run?

Learners who registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2020, should refer to the archived calendar for the curriculum details of your year of registration.

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