Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree in health sciences,
management and organizational studies,
or related field.
$7500 + ancillary fees
Application deadline: Mar 1; non-Western and International Applicants and Mar 31; current Western students and Western Alumni
Occupational Health and Safety Management
Working for private and public sector organizations, occupational health and safety managers keep employees safe and ensure their work environment is a healthy one. Managing the occupational health and safety function in the workplace requires an understanding of a broad range of areas, including legislation, workplace hazards and occupational illnesses, evaluation and control techniques, and managing and promoting workplace safety and wellness. Occupational health and safety must be placed within the context of the organization; understanding how organizations are structured and behave is an important component of occupational health and safety, as is an understanding of business skills, and the ability to apply strong analytical and communication skills.The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree in health sciences, engineering, environmental science, management and organizational studies (or a related field) and is a critical thinker looking to combine their interests in health and working with people.
What you will learn
At the completion of this diploma, students will:
Be knowledgable of major health and safety legislation in Canada, and Ontario in particular, including its need, importance to stakeholders and its underlying principles
Have the ability to Anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control workplace stresses that affect the health of workers
Familiarize with types of waste, including legislation around handling and disposal
Understand legislation around transportation of dangerous goods
Versed in common environmental emissions, and generic management strategies to predict, report and control them
Be knowledgable of ergonomics principles, hazards and mechanisms of injury in the workplace
Be capable of performing basic ergonomics assessments
Utilize documentation and reporting requirements
Recognize and develop prevention strategies and processes
Development, initiation, completion and analysis of a workplace risk assessment program
Understand how to conduct a Risk Assessment and Analysis
Develop researching and analyzing skills pertinent to toxicological information on workplace hazards
Understand communication for OHSM
What to Expect
Occupational Health and Safety Management is a 12 month full time in class or online program. Courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice. Through the program students should develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects they will use throughout their career. This is a competitive program with limited enrolment. With small classes, students should be prepared to actively participate and contribute to class discussions.
September - December: In Class at Citi Plaza
January – April: In Class at Citi Plaza
May – August: Practicum based on student’s geographic preference
Once accepted a student is required to maintain an overall average of 70% with no single grade below 60%.