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.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
Fundamentals of Ergonomics and Introduction to Occupational Hygiene require mathematical calculations. It is recommended that applicants have Grade 12 mathematics. The College offers upgrading for students who have not achieved this level.
Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Credit will be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to four (4) years prior to admission into the program.
All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.
How to Apply to the Program
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/registrar/forms
Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College Admissions Office 299 Doon Valley Dr Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2G 4M4
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.
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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:
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:
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. Hours: 36 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Annual Delivery Schedule
Program: Occupational Health and Safety #0494
S = Spring, W = Winter, F = Fall
Fundamentals of Ergonomics
Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
Sampling and Analysis
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4 Canada
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