Photo: OHS instructor Navin Homenauth
Occupational health and safety (OHS) has moved into the spotlight lately, as organizations race to implement new regulations and safety measures against Covid-19.
But even before the pandemic, there's been rising concern about workplace safety in Ontario. With accidents and injuries on the rise, both government and private industry are investing in better OHS programs.
There's growing demand for health and safety professionals at all levels, from entry-level to management.
Navin Homenauth started in the industry over 10 years ago, working in many different OHS roles, creating and implementing safety programs for a variety of organizations.
Last year, he started teaching the OHS diploma program at Herzing College Toronto. We interviewed him this week to learn more about the training and latest industry trends.
Navin walked us through Herzing's program, explained what to expect in class, and typical jobs for new graduates.
Read on to meet the instructor and get an inside look at the career.