OHS: Working in the Field

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OHS career potential

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 and safety certificate may also lead to earning a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS). CRSP and COSS are industry-recognized qualifications that are highly sought by Canadian employers.

Salary ranges for Canadians working in the field of occupational health and safety is approximately $43,000 to $82,000 – depending on job title and location. Hourly rates starting anywhere from $20 for a health and safety coordinator to $45 for an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Advisor.

For environmental and occupational health inspectors in Canada, wages start at $20 and can be as high as $50 on average. Roles of an inspector may include being a Health and Safety Officer, Health Standards Inspector, Hazardous Waste Inspector, and Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

Before getting your start in these positions, you must have the essential knowledge and qualifications to conduct the roles and responsibilities of these positions. An OHS Certificate at provides students the certification needed to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.