Occupational Health and Safety

Ontario College Certificate | Code: 0494

About the program

This program will provide a fundamental understanding of Occupational Health and Safety. It is practical in nature and will be of interest to those having responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety in their workplace, including Health and Safety managers, Occupational Health Nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committee Members, or those who have an interest in this rapidly expanding field. It is strongly recommended that students complete the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation course first.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
  • Fundamentals of Ergonomics and Introduction to Occupational Hygiene require mathematical calculations. It is recommended that applicants have Grade 12 mathematics. The College offers upgrading for students who have not achieved this level.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Credit will be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to four (4) years prior to admission into the program.

Graduate opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Developing and maintain workplace Health and Safety Programs.
  • Apply Health and Safety legislation to a workplace setting.
  • Access potential health hazards in the workplace.
  • Utilize basic principles of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
  • Assist in performing ergonomic evaluations and make recommendations for reducing potential injuries resulting from overexertion, cumulative trauma, etc.
  • Identify potential workplace emergencies, and establish effective management programs.
  • Explain the toxicological effects of exposure to hazardous materials and physical agents.
  • Identify a variety of industrial processes, and their inherent hazards.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of monitoring equipment used in determining quantitatively and qualitatively, hazardous exposures to chemical, biological and physical agents.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019