Workplace Safety & Prevention


Program Information

Many industries, ranging from construction and manufacturing to energy and health care are seeking specially trained workers to support and promote healthier workplaces. The Workplace Safety & Prevention Technician program is uniquely designed to assist students in identifying, assessing, and managing risks in a variety of work environments. Graduates can expect to attain the competencies required to effectively implement and evaluate health and safety systems in occupational settings.

Program curriculum will define health and safety objectives and students will develop corresponding policies and procedures. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding of legislation and recognizing, preventing and evaluating workplace hazards. Students will also develop the skills necessary to identify and report on safety and health conditions in a workplace. 

This program shares delivery of several core courses with both Seneca and Cambrian college and as such, certain course lectures and assessments are delivered synchronously through a virtual classroom. Students are expected to have a personal device such as a laptop which will allow them to login to the virtual classroom and engage in live lectures.

Graduates will be able to conduct risk assessments and hygiene tests to prevent hazards and harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. These graduates may find employment in a variety of industry sectors as safety inspection, auditing, risk management, emergency management, environmental management, and human resource management roles.

The 280-hour field placement prepares students to work with employers to address workplace health and safety. Students will be directly exposed to people, protocols and technology with a focus on injury and disease prevention in the workplace. Program curriculum prepares students for placement in a variety of occupations including all major employment sectors and within the public sector. Students will apply skills and knowledge to anticipate, evaluate, and control a variety of health risks including chemical, biological, physical, and psycho-social related hazards.


Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet) with a camera and microphone.

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:

  • Grade 12 English C or U
  • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U
    Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U (both recommended, only one is required)

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 assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(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 and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Workplace Safety & Prevention Technician graduates may find employment in many diverse roles, including:

  • Health and Safety Technician
  • Health and Safety Team Leader
  • Health and Safety Co-ordinator
  • Safety Specialist


Educational Pathways

Transfer to Programs within Ontario

We've worked with Ontario colleges to provide the following transfer opportunities:

Ryerson University
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety
Graduates of the WSPP program at Lambton College must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. WSPP students will receive a block credit of 18 courses and would be offered advanced standing into year two of the four-year degree program. They will be required to complete 19 course courses and 3 liberal studies courses.
This total of 22 courses for degree completion complies with the 50% minimum residency requirement.

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Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)

Graduates of the Workplace Safety & Prevention program meet the academic requirements set out by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), and are qualified to write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) examination; successful candidates will receive the CRST designation. In combination with other factors (listed on the BCRSP website), they may subsequently write the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) examination and receive the CRSP designation. 

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