University of Fredericton first Canadian university to sign historic global agreement on workplace health and safety standards and training

The University of Fredericton, one of Canada’s largest online accredited universities, is joining an international call to action to create healthier and safer workplaces as one of the original 15 signatories to the Singapore Accord.

This international agreement, signed at a special ceremony on Sept. 3, commits its members to improve occupational health and safety professional and practitioner capabilities in order to guide and lead the creation of healthier and safer workplaces. Signatories include representatives from around the world of business and workers, education institutions, policy-makers, OHS professional organizations, and experts in occupational health and safety.

The University of Fredericton (UFred) is one of six post-secondary institutions and the only Canadian university who will be on-site in Singapore to sign the historic agreement.

By signing the accord, UFred is committing to use the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Professional Capability Framework – A Global Framework for Practice, developed by INSHPO, to develop and review its OHS education programs to ensure that they comply with the Framework.

For more information about the Singapore Accord, click here.

To view the full list of Singapore Accord signatories, click here.

 

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