Create safer workplaces with an Occupational Health and Safety certificate
Want to help workers maintain their wellbeing? This Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is just what you need to secure a role in the booming occupational health and safety industry.
The Chang School has recruited top occupational health and safety specialists to create and teach our courses so you can get cutting-edge training in everything you need to excel in an occupational health and safety job. Occupational health and safety professionals with health and safety certification are in high demand across many industries; everyone needs safe and healthy workplaces. After completing our health and safety certificate program, you might land a job in a hospital, a steel mill, a university, an airport, local government, or any other place that values workers’ health and safety.
This occupational health and safety certificate program is 100 percent online, so you can do all your occupational health and safety certificate courses at your own pace. It will give you foundational knowledge and help you become an expert in evaluating and managing workplace hazards as well as developing and implementing health and safety programs. You’ll also master the basics of reporting, organizational behaviour, occupational health and safety law, hazard recognition and control, and more.
Electives allow you to hone your skills further, whether it’s coursework in health promotion and community development or Canadian public administration. Looking to take the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam? This certificate will help get you started on the path to health and safety certification.
Our workplaces need more passionate advocates for health and safety. We’re ready to help you get out there and into this in-demand field.
Note: After completing this certificate, you must complete the other two certificates – the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management and the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership – to meet the educational requirements to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional exam.
Who should take this Occupational Health and Safety certificate?
- You’re looking for a new job or in-demand skills
- You need to fulfill an occupational health and safety function as part of your current role
- You’re an occupational health and safety professional who wants to work toward meeting the Canadian Registered Safety Professional educational requirements
What will you learn while taking the Occupational Health and Safety certificate?
You’ll learn how to:
- Navigate occupational health and safety legislation
- Master the occupational health and safety management system basics
- Write occupational health and safety summary reports
- Recognize workplace hazards and assess their risk
- Perform exposure assessments
- Provide solutions for controlling hazards
This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:
- Health and safety assistant
- Occupational health and safety administrator
- Occupational health and safety coordinator
- Health and safety officer
- 7 required courses
- 1 elective
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits
- Mature student status
If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a particular order in which I should take the occupational health and safety program?
You can take courses in any order that suits your interests and schedule. If you’re unfamiliar with the field, however, we suggest you begin with COHS 208 – Occupational Health and Safety Law or COHS 508 – Occupational Health and Safety. If you want to learn about the legislation that governs occupational health and safety issues first, start with COHS 208 – Occupational Health and Safety Law. If you want to learn foundational information that would be beneficial in all other courses in the Occupational Health and Safety certificate, start with COHS 508 – Occupational Health and Safety.
Can I register for the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management, and the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety at the same time?
No. University policy doesn’t allow you to be registered in more than one certificate at a time.
Can I get transfer credits for courses I’ve taken at other institutions or for work experience?
If you’ve taken the same course at another post-secondary institution, you can apply for a transfer credit.
Note: There’s no guarantee your application for transfer credits will be accepted.
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