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Occupational Health and Safety (Part-time studies)

School of Human Services and Community Safety Certificate

Program Overview

Employers across the country, from natural resource companies to hospitals and schools, to manufacturers and office-based businesses, to retailers - all must conform to occupational health and safety legislation. As legislation and standards become multifaceted, demand for qualified Occupational Health and Safety professionals grows.

This program is a great fit if you're looking to enter the Occupational Health and Safety profession, are already working in occupational health and safety and want to expand your career opportunities, or are considering or preparing to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam and are looking to expand your knowledge.

Explore the career possibilities of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program. Our graduates work in a wide variety of industries, advising employers on occupational health and safety issues.

The program provides knowledge relevant to all workplaces in:

  • auditing safety management
  • contractor safety management
  • disability management
  • emergency management
  • ergonomics
  • law and ethics
  • incident investigation
  • industrial hygiene
  • risk management
  • safety management systems

The program is offered on campus in Saskatoon (on campus courses are listed below in the Courses section), and online.

The Occupational Health and Safety certificate program consists of:

  • 14 theory-based courses
  • 3 "Train the Trainer" electives (students are required to complete one of three)
  • an 80-hour two-week practicum

The practicum provides a hands-on look at the day-to-day operations of a workplace, its safety management system and the role of Occupational Health and Safety professionals.

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.

Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) as meeting academic eligibility requirements.

Flexible Learning Options

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Occupational Health and Safety certificate program is offered on campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and through distance education for students across Canada.

For current information regarding Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) options, contact the program head, Nolan Horbach, at this time.

View Program Information

Part-time Schedule, 2017-18

Course

Part-time Schedule

Fall

Winter

Spring

Auditing Safety Management

X

X

Contractor Safety Management

 

X

X

Disability Management

X

 

X

Emergency Management

 

X

X

Ergonomics

 

X

X

Fire Prevention and Protection

 

X

X

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 1

X

X

 

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 2

 

X

X

Incident Investigation

 

X

X

Law and Ethics

X

X

X

Organizational Behaviour

X

X

 

Practicum (2 weeks)

X

 

X

Professional Education and Career Planning

X

 

X

Respiratory Test/Train Trainer

X

 

X

Risk Management

X

X

X

Safety Program Management

 

X

X

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Train the Trainer

X

X

 

WHMIS Train the Trainer

X

 

X

Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 1 (HLTH-179CE)
Professional Education and Career Planning (HUMR-102CE)
Law and Ethics (LAW-100CE)
Organizational Behaviour (MGMT-191CE)
Risk Management (SFTY-173CE)
Emergency Management (SFTY-174CE)
Disability Management (HLTH-187CE)
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 2 (HLTH-189CE)
Incident Investigation (HLTH-190CE)
Ergonomics (HLTH-191CE)
Safety Program Management (SFTY-175CE)
Fire Prevention and Protection (SFTY-199CE)
Respiratory Fit Testing Train the Trainer (HLTH-192CE)
Practicum (PRAC-189CE)
Auditing Safety Management (SFTY-177CE)
Contractor Safety Systems (SFTY-198CE)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Train the Trainer (TRAN-181CE)
Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) Train the Trainer (WHMS-184CE)
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