UFred offers Psychological Health and Safety courses at reduced rate to N.B. workplaces

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Courses to be offered at 80% discount

In response to increased dialogue on psychological health and safety (PHS) in the workplace, the University of Fredericton (UFred) and WorkSafeNB will provide New Brunswick workplaces with improved access to training and resources.

Effective immediately, New Brunswick employers and employees can register for programs related to workplace psychological health and safety at 80% off UFred’s standard tuition rates.

Course costs range from $59.80 for a single course to $575 for a bundle of five, compared to $299 to $2,875 respectively.

“Since the launch of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in 2013, UFred has been actively engaged in developing educational programs that help Canadian employers protect the psychological safety of their workers,” said Dr. Sheri McKillop, vice-president of Academics at the University of Fredericton.

“We are thrilled to help increase awareness of psychological health and safety and look forward to the positive impacts this will have on New Brunswick workplaces.”

WorkSafeNB’s president and CEO Douglas Jones says the organization wants workplaces to have the necessary education and tools to develop a positive workplace culture – one that keeps employees psychologically healthy, safe and injury-free.

“We’re pleased the University of Fredericton, known for its excellent online education in this field, is offering New Brunswick workplaces this opportunity,” he added. “We expect this to be helpful to both small and large businesses in our province.”

UFred offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs in a fully-online environment. The PHS programs were developed with leading experts in the field. The programs are focused on helping both employees and employers create a safer workplace environment, and are available at the basic, advanced, and managerial levels.

For full details of UFred’s PHS programs, click here.