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
- 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
- 5 "Train the Trainer" electives (students are required to complete one of five)
- 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?
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) recognizes Saskatchewan Polytechnic Occupational Health and Safety Certificate as meeting the formal education requirements for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), or the Pathway C education requirements for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST).
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.