The Occupational Health and Safety Ontario College Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills required to monitor and assess the safety of people at work and related workplace hazards. In addition to the fundamentals, students will explore the management skills required to support and lead workplace safety programs.

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, workplaces must prepare, and review at least annually, a written Occupational Health and Safety policy and maintain a program to implement that policy. This certificate program is designed to assist participants in fulfilling this legal requirement by providing guidelines and assistance in defining Health and Safety objectives and developing policies and procedures.

This program will interest individuals with responsibility for Health and Safety (e.g. Supervisors, Safety Coordinators, Occupational Health Nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committees, etc.) that require broader legal and technical knowledge to function effectively in their occupation.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading or pre-programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Current Ministry of Labour legislation requires the provision of a safe working environment, occupational health and safety programs and joint occupational health and safety committees. This Ontario College Certificate is designed to provide skills and knowledge to the administrative and human resource professionals.