The Occupational Health and Safety program focuses on injury and disease prevention in the workplace. The curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of occupations, including work in all major employment sectors: manufacturing, retail, transportation, forestry, mining, construction, petrochemical, and agricultural. Graduates may also find work in the public sector with municipalities, school boards, and public utilities, as well as private occupational health and safety consulting firms.
Students learn to anticipate, evaluate, and control a wide variety of health risks including chemical, biological, and stress-related hazards arising from a wide variety of occupations.
After graduation students may choose to pursue certifications, such as the Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
For questions about the job application process, co-op fees, potential employers, typical co-op employment rates etc. please contact the Co-op Program Specialist.
For questions about academic matters such as: co-op admission requirements, requests for alternate work and academic term sequences, when to apply to get into co-op, grades for co-op work terms, work term reports etc. please contact the Faculty Advisor.