OH&S Online Certificate: What will you learn?

Brock CampbellOccupational Health and Safety Online13 Comments

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 and safety certificate, you will examine essential Canadian regulations and necessary background knowledge for implementing a health and safety plan at your workplace.

Modules 1 to 3 of the OH&S Online Certificate, for example, introduces students to the specific theory, Canadian legislation, and required understanding of OHS regulations and standards.

Module 1: Occupational Health and Safety Fundamentals

Module 1 reviews:

  • The path health & safety training has followed from its early workplace tragedies to Canada’s commitment to workplace compliance today
  • What is occupational health and safety? Safety theory, systems and programs, and the role of the OH&S practitioner
  • Identifying components of a safety program and OHS basic principles and occupational health and safety legislation
  • Occupational Health & Safety in BC, Canada, and around the world

Module 2: Legislation – Acts and Regulations

In Module 2, you will learn about:

  • Occupational health and safety legislation as it applies across Canada
  • Acts and regulations, including but not limited to, the Workers Compensation Act and Bill C-45
  • Responsibilities of employers, workers, agencies and government
  • Health and safety standards, guidelines, codes, and acts
  • Organizations such as WorkSafe BC, the BC Safety Authority, and others

Module 3: Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment & Control

Module 3 examines:

  • Hazard analysis techniques such as Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Job Demands Analysis (JDA)
  • Definition of occupational health and safety hazards, hazard analysis, and risks
  • Risk assessment and control: Who is responsible, which risk assessment models are effective, and how risk assessments are performed
  • OHS regulation and WHMIS requirements for identification and control of hazards and risks

13 Comments on “OH&S Online Certificate: What will you learn?”

    1. Hi Audra,

      The OH&S course online costs $4500 and its primary focus is on BC legislation; however, like most OH&S certificates, it is federally recognized as an introductory OH&S education. Hope that helps.

  1. Hi I am currently the health and safety officer for the company I work for.How can this be credited to certificate… thx Roman

    1. Hi Roman,
      It is great to hear that you are currently a Health and Safety Officer. If you have previous formal training in OH&S we would be able evaluate that training to see if it can be used towards any of the courses that we offer. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Adam,
      The OHS primary focus is on BC legislation; however, like most OH&S certificates, it is federally recognized as an introductory OH&S education.

      With regards to jobs you’d be qualified for, here is a post that we wrote about possible careers in OH&S: Starting a Career in OHS

  2. Can you take the courses one at a time and if so how much and which order do you take them in. I am a NCSO out of Alberta looking to upgrade. I was looking at U of NB.

    1. Hi Kerry,

      We do provide students the option to take courses on an individual basis. Each course costs $765. There are 10 modules in total, and if you require the whole certificate we suggest completing the modules in order. If you are looking to upgrade skills then taking an individual course to do so is an option we provide. Visit our course page for all the details about registration and modules: http://online.unbc.ca/index.php/online-courses/occupational-health-safety-online-certificate/

      Please feel free to contact us for any further details. We can be reached toll-free at 1-866-843-8061.

      Have a good day.

  3. Can i take these courses, then what do i need to do to get diploma credit thanks,

    Patricia Moe6049990559

    1. Hi Patricia,

      There are no prerequisites to take this course, so anyone wanting to earn a certificate with us can register here: http://online.unbc.ca/index.php/online-courses/occupational-health-safety-online-certificate/. We, however, do not offer a diploma credited OH&S course/program. Therefore, you will have to earn your diploma via another institution. If you want to know more about our course, please feel free to contact us at cstudies@unbc.ca. Have a great day.

  4. Good day,

    With the changes in regs in July would this program allow me to pursue CRSP designation?

    1. Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your question. Our program is an introductory course with approx. 300 lesson hours. As of July, he number of education hours needed to earn your BCRSP would are to equal 900 hours. The best way to be certain that you can apply the hours from our course to your minimum hours is to contact the BCRSP directly. Contact them at criteriachanges@bcrsp.ca. You can also learn more about the Eligibility Criteria changes by following this link: https://bcrsp.ca/prospective-certificants/notification-upcoming-changes. Thank you again for contacting us and hopefully that information helps.

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