The 272-hour online Occupational Health and Safety Certificate provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for a career as a health and safety professional. Health and Safety professionals assume roles such as Health and Safety Advisor, Health and Safety Officer, Health and Safety Supervisor, Health and Safety Coordinator, Health and Safety Trainer and Health and Safety Manager. These professional play a vital role in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, construction, forestry, mining, manufacturing, education, health care, government, agriculture and oil and gas.
Learners become familiar with effective health and safety systems, how to evaluate and continually improve health and safety systems, health and safety legislation, facilitation techniques, ability management, risk management, investigations and audits. Learners go beyond the development and management of a technically sound health and safety system to learning about facilitating a workplace that takes a team approach to health and safety by reducing the human factor in accidents.
A minimum of 60% in any of:
Or a minimum of 65% on the ABLE Mathematics test.Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificates. Students must pass each final exam to receive the certificate.
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials
13 month online program
October 2022 to November 2023
Instructor lead, but work at your own pace
Part time online: asynchronous
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/28/2022