School of Occupational Health and Safety

Relevant, fully-online health and safety education

The School of Occupational Health and Safety programs are designed to enhance opportunities for career pursuits or advancements by offering high quality applied-practices programs in specialized managerial, professional, technical, and service areas.

All program courses are fully-online, practical, and facilitated by experts in their respective fields. Our programs will enhance your health and safety leadership skills and help you add value to your organization in real-time.

Why should safety practitioners invest in professional development?

Safety is now recognized as an essential component of an organization’s overall health. Employers need safety advisors who can not only provide credible advice on central questions like safety program design, operational risk assessment, incident investigation and analysis, environmental management, and more. Without formal academic and professional credentials, safety professionals may now find themselves to be at a distinct disadvantage.

Modern safety practitioners who continuously pursue knowledge through OHS education have a healthier understanding of larger questions around corporate culture, relationship based leadership, the significance of leadership in an OHS role, and stakeholder engagement than in the past.

Programs

Certificate in Applied Ergonomics

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This Certificate will equip graduates with ergonomic skills to enable them to address MSD issues in their workplace, as well as enabling effective prevention programs to minimize MSD risks.

Additionally, there is a guided practicum that enables learners to produce an original and relevant ergonomics program or project for application in their own unique working environment.

Applied Ergonomics

Enhancing Workplace Resiliency

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In the Enhancing Workplace Resiliency course, learners will obtain the knowledge needed to positively cope with stress through six engaging modules. The topics cover stress and the mental health continuum, realistic thinking, behavioural activation, the significance of sleep, diet, and exercise, relaxation and stress management, and thriving in times of stress.

Enhancing Workplace Resiliency

Certificate in Ergonomics

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This Certificate will equip graduates with ergonomic skills to enable them to address MSD issues in their workplace, as well as enabling effective prevention programs to minimize MSD risks.

Ergonomics

Certificate in Health, Safety & Environmental Processes (CHSEP)

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The online CHSEP program is unique among other OSH certificate programs, in that, its focus is on the essential process skills required to succeed as an OSH practitioner in your jurisdiction, rather than just focusing on the technical aspects of the field.

CHSEP

Certificate in Integrated Disability Management

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The online Certificate in Integrated Disability Management (CIDM) is designed to introduce an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the concepts and practices of disability management.

Disability Management

Diploma in Integrated Disability Management

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A Diploma in Integrated Disability Management is a management tool aimed at the mitigation of workplace illness and injury, as well as prevention.

Disability Management

 

Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Basic Level

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Our Basic Level consists of an introductory course titled An Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace. The course is designed to help organizations bring their employees up-to-speed on their roles in maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe work environment, providing a stronger understanding of PH&S concepts.

PHS - Basic

Certificate in Managing Psychological Health Issues at Work

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Our online Certificate in Managing Psychological Health Issues at Work begins with an introductory course on PH&S concepts. The focus then shifts to managing psychological health issues of individual employees with two additional courses. The courses provide in-depth learning on key principles and considerations for managers in supporting employees with psychological health issues, as well as enhancing managers’ emotional intelligence skills in managing emotionally distressed employees.

PHS - Manager

Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Our online Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace consists of the introductory course, plus four additional courses, and provides a solid knowledge-base about how to plan, implement, and evaluate psychological health and safety programs in the context of the National Standard.

PHS - Advanced

Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM)

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The online SHEM program will provide students with the knowledge required to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health and safety programs and systems in the workplace.

SHEM

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Benefits of Online Delivery

Our fully-online delivery allows for us to offer our programs to a student-base of working professionals who have career, family, and other commitments. The ability to study while maintaining your career allows you to apply the principles and strategies learned in our courses to your workplace in real-time. Our online campus is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can learn at your convenience.

Background & Purpose

UFred has long prided itself on being a leading educator of OHS professionals in Canada and abroad through our fully-online curriculum. With an emphasis on process-based learning and skills, our programs have been specifically designed help enhance your ability to apply OHS knowledge to any workplace environment you may find yourself in while simultaneously enhancing your workplace leadership abilities.

Developed in consultation with an extensive number of leading OHS professionals, our programs help students learn to identify, prioritize, and manage workplace risks, poising them to more effectively contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of their organizations.