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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, considering or preparing to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) exam or Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) exam or 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 (BCRSP) 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, 2019-20

Course

Distance Schedule

Fall

Winter

Spring

Auditing Safety Management

X

X

Contractor Safety Management

X

X

X

Disability Management

X

X

Emergency Management

X

X

X

Ergonomics

X

X

X

Fire Prevention and Protection

X

X

X

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 1

X

X

X

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 2

 X 

X

X

Incident Investigation

X

X

X

Law and Ethics

X

X

X

Organizational Behaviour

X

X

X

Practicum (2 weeks)

Nov

 

June

Professional Education and Career Planning

X

X

X

Risk Management

X

X

X

Safety Program Management

X

X

Electives (must complete one)

     

Fatigue Management (online only) ** New 2019-2020

X   X

Psychological Health and Safety (online only) **New 2019-2020

 

X

 

Respiratory Fit Test Train the Trainer (Saskatoon & Regina)

X   X

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Train the Trainer (Saskatoon)

 

X

 

WHMIS Train the Trainer (Saskatoon & Regina)

 

 X

X

To graduate and receive a credential for this program, part-time students must apply to the program and be admitted before taking any program courses.

Courses

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)
Fatigue Management (HLTH-105CE)
Psychological Health and Safety (HLTH-106CE)
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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