The Occupational Health & Safety Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is a multi-disciplinary program that is designed to encompass a broad range of knowledge in occupational health, safety and environmental management systems that are critical to an organizations success. This program provides students with a strong health and safety foundation by developing the competencies required for the effective development, implementation and evaluation of health and safety systems in occupational settings.

Emphasis is placed upon learning the application of legislation and recognizing, controlling and evaluation workplace hazards. This program will enable students to become leaders in health and safety by motivating proactive behavioural change. Students will anticipate and employ strategies to manage emerging health, safety and environmental issues while examining accident theories, emergency response planning, ergonomic principles, risk management principles and the promotion of workplace safety and wellness.

This program is taught in a hybrid format using the Student-Centered Hybrid Learning Approach.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Cestar College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Toronto, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Toronto are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Cestar College campus in Toronto. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma or university degree in Engineering, Health Sciences or Human Resources or equivalent
Three years of post-secondary education (recommended)

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
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Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Program graduates can work in a wide range of roles in safety inspection, auditing, risk management, emergency management, environmental management and human resources management. Industry sectors include mining, construction, petroleum, forestry, health care, electrical and communications utilities, transportation, federal, provincial and municipal governments, retail and wholesale operations, warehousing and distribution networks, consulting, engineering and education.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Accreditations/Certifications

The Occupational Health and Safety post-graduate certificate program (OHST) meets the minimum eligibility requirements for Factor 1, Formal Education for the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP) certification. The CRSP® certification is now a widely accepted form of recognition by industry and government in Canada. Many employers require the CRSP® certification in order to qualify for a safety position. It also allows the BCRSP to ensure that the highest standards of excellence and professionalism are maintained at all times and by all CRSPs.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. Registration, applications and fees are the sole responsibility of the student and are not included in your tuition fees.