Demand for competent health and safety practitioners is increasing steadily and is forecasted to accelerate in the future. This program augments the skills and knowledge of graduates of our Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Systems (COHSES) program or recognized equivalent.
Applicants must hold a valid CRSP designation or an approved college or university certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which totals a minimum of 300 hours of health and safety education.
You must provide one of the following:
• An official letter or transcript confirming your completion of a health and safety certificate.
• An official transcript confirming the completion of a minimum of 300 hours of health and safety courses.
• Your CRSP designation number.
It is essential that you have access to a computer, Internet, headset and microphone for weekly evening webinars.
This program offers continuous intake, get started when the time is right for you.
Textbooks range in price and can be ordered through the Ufred Online Bookstore at ufredbookstore.ca. You can search for your book with the ISBN number. Courses that require textbooks:
- Advanced Disability Management (ISBN: 9780433472636)
- Advanced Ergonomics (ISBN: 9780471418634)
- Disability Management Introduction (ISBN: 9780433472636)
- Environmental Management (ISBN: 9781844072576)
What You Will Learn
This diploma program is designed for existing safety practitioners who support occupational health and safety within their organization, and will provide students with the knowledge required to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational, health and safety (OHS) programs and systems in the workplace.
Students will find themselves stretched by new critical thinking skills, as a result bringing richer perspective to their daily practice. Course material builds upon the skills developed in the COHSES program through six core courses and two electives. This program will provide students with the knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate OHS programs and systems in the workplace.
This program has continuous intake; however, each course within the program has specific start and end dates. Program duration will vary depending on the availability of individual classes. Full-time students can complete the program within a 52-week period, while part-time or casual students can complete the program as time and finances allow.
This diploma is recommended by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and recognized by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
A career in OHS can lead to a wide range of opportunities. OHS professionals are working as health and safety consultants and coordinators, ergonomics and safety specialists, quality assurance professionals, health and safety officers, safety inspectors, occupational hygienists, safety project officers, and safety specialists. OHS professionals may be employed in a wide variety of settings including manufacturing, forestry, mining, construction, government, service and trade sectors.
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) conducts a survey of all Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSPs) every two years. The most recent survey was conducted in 2021.
Survey respondents reported a wide range of salary levels. The most frequently reported salary was in the $90,000 range (16.4%). Across Canada, 58.4% per cent of respondents reported salaries of above $100,000. On average, salaries were higher in Western Canada compared to other regions.
Source: Report on the 2021 Salary Survey – Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
A scholarship of $500 is available to full-time students.