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4 Popular Health and Safety Certifications for People Without Degrees

Jan 24, 2022 9:15:06 AM

Updated January 2023

In the occupational health and safety (OHS) field, getting certified by a respected organization proves your skills and opens up more job opportunities.

But navigating all the different credentials available in Canada can be really challenging.

If you’re considering alternatives to a four-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial. 

Health and Safety Officer Training: What Will You Learn in Class?

May 18, 2021 9:31:34 AM

Updated January 2023

The goal of health and safety officer training is to produce graduates who know how to keep people safe in the workplace.

Occupational health and safety officers are responsible for inspecting work sites and making sure regulations are followed. They help develop health and safety procedures, deliver training, and follow up on claims and complaints.

A good training program will prepare you to handle all of those challenges.

But what can you expect in class? What will you actually learn?

In this post, we detail the top five core skills covered in a quality health and safety officer training program.

Health and Safety Training: Diploma Versus Degree

Feb 25, 2021 1:28:52 PM

Updated January 2023

Occupational health and safety (OHS) training focuses on keeping people safe on the job. Students learn how to conduct assessments and develop policies to make sure work environments are safe and healthy.

An increased focus on workplace safety means more employment opportunities are opening up in this field. A government report indicates employment growth in this sector in many parts of Canada.

So the job opportunities are out there. But if you're looking to take advantage of them, it's important to understand the different health and safety training options so you can choose the path that's best for you.

This post explains the similarities and differences between OHS degrees and diplomas. It also describes some key factors you should consider when making your choice.

8 Reasons Occupational Health & Safety is a Good Career Choice

Sep 4, 2020 9:25:16 AM

Updated January 2023

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a broad industry that focuses on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of people at work. 

This field includes all aspects of worker health, from workplace harassment to fire prevention and from ergonomics to emergency evacuation procedures. 

OHS professionals are responsible for assessing risks, developing health and safety plans, and delivering training to staff members and management. It’s an incredibly important role, dedicated to protecting lives and helping teams respond appropriately when emergencies strike. 

Considering training to become an OHS professional? Take a look at eight reasons occupational health and safety is a good career choice. 

3 Different Occupational Health and Safety Jobs: Explore Your Options

May 14, 2020 12:01:34 PM

Updated November 2022

This is a good time to begin a career in occupational health and safety (OHS). We’re seeing growing demand for OHS professionals across Canada. What’s driving growth in this field? 

Every year, thousands of Canadians suffer injuries or lose their lives at work. Unsafe work environments are a major problem, not just in construction but across many sectors of our economy. 

Top 5 Workplace Hazards You'll Bust as a Health & Safety Officer

Jul 2, 2018 11:00:32 AM

Updated January 2023

Have you ever suffered an injury at work? Was the cause a faulty piece of equipment or unsafe workspace?

Every year, thousands of Canadians report job-related illness, injury, and even death. The repercussions of unsafe workplaces ripple through our communities, changing lives forever.

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