UNBC Online: Frequently Asked Questions

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Get the down and dirty FAQs about UNBC Online. What types of online courses does online.unbc.ca offer? UNBC Online offers three main programs: Environmental Monitoring Online Certificate Occupational Health & Safety Online Certificate Bear Awareness and Safety online course With our certificate programs, the option is available  to enrol in the entire program, or take individual courses to upgrade skills. Therefore, … Read More

Starting a Career in OHS

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Where to start? Starting a career in OHS begins with earning the right educational requirements. An OHS certificate can put you on the right track. As many employers seek candidates who have obtained their professional certification – an academic certificate is the first step towards achieving professional recognition in the field. In today’s workplace, regardless of industry or size of … Read More

OH&S Safety Program or Safety System

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OH&S Safety Program

OH&S Practitioners are responsible for developing and implementing an OH&S Safety Program and Safety Systems. However, what is the difference between a program and a system? What is an OH&S Safety Program? An OH&S Safety Program is a plan of action created by organizations to prevent accidents and occupational diseases in the workplace. In Canada, OH&S legislation requires organizations to … Read More

CRSP® designation and your OHS career

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Why pursue a Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP®) designation? The CRSP® designation “is considered a benchmark in the [Occupational Health & Safety] profession and the designation of choice for Canadian OHS professionals,” states the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. With the CRSP® designation you may raise your career potential in the field of occupational health and safety by earning the nationally recognized … Read More

Occupational Health & Safety Management

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Now, more than ever, employers promote occupational health & safety management in the workplace. “More organisations are turning to certified health and safety professionals because of the enormous costs associated with occupational incidents,” says the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). The BCRSP indicates that the right expertise and experience is needed in various industries to manage the complexities of ensuring occupational … Read More

Health & Safety Training: Planning Ahead

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With an Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner Online Certificate at UNBC Continuing Studies students are able to access the health & safety training they need to design and implement an OH&S plan. Companies who prioritize workplace safety depend on occupational health and safety coordinators to ensure their safety plans measure up to today’s designated requirements. That is why the OH&S Online Certificate focuses on … Read More

OH&S Online Certificate: What will you learn?

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Occupational Health and Safety Online Course

OH&S Regulations & Theory With the Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner Online Certificate (OH&S) you will have access to training geared towards creating and implementing a health and safety management system. As workplace safety continues to become a priority for companies, many organizations will seek out skilled workers with health and safety qualifications to do so. When you enrol in the health … Read More

Bear Awareness: Tips from Pros

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Bear Awareness this Summer As we know in Canada, spring is when bears start emerging from hibernation, hungry and no doubt a little grumpy. The #1 tip from BC Parks: Don’t be a contributor to food-conditioning. A food-conditioned bear can lose their natural fear of humans making them more confident when searching for an easy meal. Food-conditioned bears are impossible … Read More

OHS: Working in the Field

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Earning an occupational health and safety certificate raises your career potential in any number of positions, responsibilities, and fields. Occupational health and safety jobs in Canada often require an OH&S certificate to meet the minimum education requirements of these occupations. Being certified may lead to positions as a Health and Safety Manager, Coordinator or Advisor. Furthermore, having an occupational health … Read More

Health & Safety: What are your options?

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Who doesn’t like options? For Occupational Health & Safety professionals, career options exist in all types of sectors. Most of all in sectors such as manufacturing, mining, forestry, construction, and government. These sectors depend on certified occupational health and safety (OHS) workers to specialize as  consultants, coordinators, managers, or inspectors, to assure workplace safety compliance. Health and safety inspectors, for example, … Read More