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Occupational Health and Safety (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0494
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This part-time certificate program will provide a fundamental understanding of Occupational Health and Safety. The program is practical in nature and will be of interest to those having responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety in their workplace, i.e. Health and Safety managers, Occupational Health Nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committee Members etc. or those who have an interest in this rapidly expanding field. It is strongly recommended that students complete the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation course first.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Part-time Program Handbook

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Refer to the planned delivery schedule given below if the course is currently unavailable for registration.
Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OHS1010 Fundamentals Of Ergonomics
Description: Beginning with an overview of occupational ergonomics, this course includes topics ranging from identification of ergonomic risk factors to ergonomic aspects of computer-based work.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OHS1030 Industrial Processes
Description: Recommended: OHS1040 Hazard Identification or equivalent knowledge. Designed to support the other courses in the Occupational Health and Safety Program, this course uses an engineering approach to aid in identifying hazards in industrial processes. Tours and the text are used to expose the student to various industries.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OHS1040 Hazard Identification
Description: This course will deal with the identification of safety hazards which may be a source of injury to workers. Elimination of safety hazards will be discussed. It is recommended that students have completed OHS1080 Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent prior to registering for this course.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OHS1050 Fire Safety
Description: This course will address Fire Safety in a variety of workplace settings, and will include some of the basic requirements of the relevant codes (Building Code, Fire Code(s), NFPA documents). Fire extinguisher training and standpipe training will be provided.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OHS1060 Introduction To Occupational Hygiene
Description: Recommended: Students should complete this course prior to taking OHS1090 Sampling and Analysis. Level IV Mathematics and Science would be an asset. Focusing on fundamental hygiene principles, recognition, and control as it relates to workplace exposures to hazardous agents, this course examines basic health effects caused by workplace exposures to toxic materials.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OHS1070 Occupational Health And Safety Administration
Description: Beginning with a review of the reasons why health and safety program is of benefit to workplaces, this course covers some principles in the development and monitoring of workplace health and safety programs using a management model. Also included is a discussion on the importance of involvement by all levels of workers and management.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OHS1080 Occupational Health And Safety Legislation
Description: Providing an appreciation of relevant and ever increasing Health and Safety Legislation, this course discusses responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers. There will be a review of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Industrial Regulations, Designated Substance Regulations, WHMIS Regulations, and Smoking in the Workplace Legislation.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OHS1090 Sampling And Analysis
Description: Recommended: OHS1060 Introduction to Occupational Hygiene or equivalent knowledge. Beginning with a review of basic concepts in occupational hygiene, this course examines development of sampling strategies for the evaluation of chemical and physical agents. Discussion and practical hands-on training regarding the sampling of airborne chemical agents will be used.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed

Annual Delivery Schedule

Occupational Health and Safety #0494
Code Course Title F14 W15 S15
OHS1010 Fundamentals of Ergonomics X
OHS1030 Industrial Processes X X
OHS1040 Hazard Identification X
OHS1050 Fire Safety X X
OHS1060 Introduction to Occupational Hygiene X
OHS1070 Occupational Health and Safety Administration X
OHS1080 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation X X
OHS1090 Sampling and Analysis X X

Note:
All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary
Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Program Contact

Sharon Williams, 519-748-5220 ext. 3414, or swilliams@conestogac.on.ca

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