Updated May 2021.
Occupational health and safety is all about protecting people in the workplace.
Every year in Canada, there are thousands of preventable injuries and deaths at work. These accidents happen because employees and managers don’t know about—or aren’t following—the right safety procedures.
Occupational health and safety professionals are experts in workplace safety legislation and best practices. They know how to minimize risks, and can help businesses of all kinds avoid the trauma and loss of serious worker injuries.
This field is growing fast in Canada. Everyone wants to reduce workplace accidents and fatalities—including government, business owners and managers, and the workers themselves.
Considering a career in occupational health and safety (OHS)? Here’s your road map to getting started in this field.