All Occupational-health-and-safety Posts

Covid-19 Spikes Demand for Health and Safety Professionals in Ontario

Oct 16, 2020 1:56:50 PM

A health and safety worker screens employees for Covid-19 symptoms before they enter the building

There is no doubt about it: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive changes in how we work, especially when it comes to workplace health and safety.  

From mandatory masks and temperature screening, to plexiglass partitions and work-from-home orders. Businesses across the planet are racing to revise their occupational health and safety (OHS) policies. 

8 Reasons Occupational Health & Safety is a Good Career Choice

Sep 4, 2020 9:25:16 AM

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a broad industry, which 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; ergonomics to emergency evacuation procedures. 

4 Popular Health and Safety Certifications for People Without Degrees

Jun 9, 2020 9:45:13 AM

The Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS) industry is filled with certifications, designations, health and safety diplomas and degrees. 

If you’re new to the field, navigating all these different credentials can be really challenging. For example, in the field of health and safety, there are key differences between a certificate and a certification, and between a certification and a designation

Some safety jobs require at least a bachelor degree, some need a masters, while others call for only a certificate or diploma.

If you’re considering alternatives to a 4-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. 

4 Different Occupational Health and Safety Jobs: Explore Your Options

May 14, 2020 12:01:34 PM

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. 

Health & Safety + Emergency Management: Get 2 Certificates for the Price of 1

May 4, 2020 1:40:49 PM

Occupational health and emergency management go hand-in-hand. These two career paths naturally overlap, because both are concerned with the safety and well-being of people in the workplace. 

Both occupations focus on minimizing hazards, analyzing workplace safety procedures, and developing emergency response plans.

Occupational health and safety professionals need training in emergency management to develop response plans for things like fires, explosions, and environmental hazards at work. 

How to Choose a Quality Health and Safety Program: 5 Signs to Look For

Feb 12, 2020 12:37:40 PM

Considering becoming a health and safety officer? These professionals play a key role in preventing workplace accidents, injuries, and deaths. 

Every employer in Canada must follow health and safety laws to ensure workers are protected while performing their duties. 

Health and safety officers help enforce these laws by performing audits and inspections. They also work closely with companies to identify risks, deliver safety training, and investigate accidents. 

If you want to work in this field, you need comprehensive training that leads to national certification by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)

Your first step? Selecting a quality health and safety training program. 

Winnipeg Needs Occupational Health & Safety Officers: Should You Get Training?

Jun 11, 2018 1:56:16 PM

Have you ever quit a job because working conditions were just too terrible to bear?