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Turn your degree into an exciting career in 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.



Admission: Apply to program and Western
Completion Time: 12 months
Requirements: Undergraduate Degree
Designed for: Recent university graduates or those seeking a change in career

Key Outcomes

Through the program students should develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects they will use  throughout their career.

Select a course to view details and to register.
OHSM6004 Accident Prevention and Investigation
OHSM6022 Communication in Occupational Health and Safety
OHSM6012 Current Topics in Occupational Health and Safety
OHSM6021 Ergonomics for Occupational Health and Safety
OHSM6003 Introduction to Environmental Issues for Occupational Health and Safety
OHSM6001 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHSM6006 Introduction to Toxicology for Occupational Health and Safety Management
OHSM6011 Introduction to WSIB
OHSM6002 Occupational Hygiene
OHSM6101 Practicum in Occupational Health and Safety Management
OHSM6005 Risk Assessment and Analysis
Select a certificate for details including required courses.
Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management