All Occupational-health-and-safety-training Posts

Turn Your OHS Diploma into a Degree at Columbia Southern University

Aug 17, 2021 12:53:59 PM

Students who complete the occupational health and safety (OHS) program at Herzing College now have an easier way to continue their training and earn a bachelor degree.

Herzing recently signed an articulation agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU).

The agreement means that graduates of our OHS program can transfer 45 credits to CSU’s bachelor’s program in health and safety.

Our OHS grads are automatically accepted into CSU’s program and can earn their full degree in a shorter time.

To learn more about the new agreement and how it benefits Herzing students, we spoke with Dr. Joe Manjone. He’s the Assistant Provost for Special Programs at Columbia Southern University.

Read on to learn more about CSU and how you could turn your OHS diploma into a degree.

Occupational Health & Safety Careers: How Do You Get Started?

Oct 11, 2019 12:59:57 PM

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. 

Your Quick Guide to the New Occupational Health and Safety Program

Sep 19, 2019 1:35:44 PM

Herzing College Ottawa is happy to announce a brand new diploma program called Occupational Health and Safety. It’s 11 months total, including an 8-week internship. We already offer this program in Toronto and Winnipeg, and are excited to add it to the Ottawa campus. 

Do Occupational Health & Safety Officers Really Save Lives? Yes...Here’s How

Sep 9, 2019 9:56:19 AM

Accidents on job sites and work-related deaths are a major problem in Canada. The official numbers from the Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada say 1000 people die every year on-the-job.  

But industry studies suggest this number is actually much higher—close to 10x higher than those official reports claim (because not all incidents get reported to a compensation board). 

Every year on April 28th, Canada observes a national day of mourning for workplace tragedies. This day serves to remind us of the pain and suffering caused by jobsite injuries and deaths—to families, loved ones, and entire communities. 

It’s also a stark reminder that many of these accidents are preventable.  

Herzing Health & Safety Grads Now Eligible For National Certifications

May 1, 2019 2:09:28 PM

We're excited to share that Herzing's Occupational Health and Safety program has been approved by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP).

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

Jul 2, 2018 11:00:32 AM

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

Every year, thousands of Canadians report job-related illness and injury—and in 2016, 905 people lost their lives because of unsafe working conditions (26 were young workers between the ages of 15 and 24).

But these numbers reflect just a portion of all cases, many of which go unreported. And then there are the families, co-workers, and friends who suffer trauma when a loved-one is injured or killed on-the-job.

The repercussions of unsafe workplaces ripple through our communities, changing lives forever.

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?

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