Workplace Safety & Prevention
Program Code: WSPP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 OHS-1023 Occupational Health and Safety COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing ITS-1013 IT Skills for Technology CHM-1005 Basic Chemistry I HRM-5003 Program Design, Development and Implementation GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 OHS-2033 OHS Management Systems OHS-3043 Health and Wellness BIO-1055 Introduction to Biology HIN-3303 Human Interaction PHL-1253 Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 (May - Aug) CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term Term 4 OHS-2023 Risk Management OHS-2043 Accident Prevention and Investigation OHS-2053 Disability Management OHS-2113 Ergonomics HRM-3103 Employment Law GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 5 OHS-3013 Emergency Planning and Management OHS-3003 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology OHS-4003 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Lab OHS-3053 Operational Safety OHS-3063 Introduction to Process Safety ENV-6114 Environmental Management MAN-1163 Organizational Behaviour

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

Collaborative Approach

This program is delivered in partnership with Seneca and Cambrian Colleges. Students are taught from faculty from all three colleges and will study alongside students from Cambrian, Seneca and Lambton. Core curriculum is shared by all three institutions which means a significant number of core courses will be delivered remotely through online platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. 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 from this program meet the requirements set out by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and are qualified to write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) examination to earn the CRST designation. Upon completion of additional relevant occupational health and safety experience, graduates are able to apply for the Board of Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

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 such as, safety inspection, auditing, risk management, emergency management, environmental management, and human resources management roles.

In addition to the moral rewards associated with ensure safe working environments, employment in health and safety is also financially rewarding. According to the 2019 BCRSP Salary Survey, Occupational Health & Safety professionals made a median salary of $80,000 and over 50% of certified professionals earn an annual salary above $100,000.


Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Program Information