Workplace Safety & Prevention
Program Code: WSPP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing ITS-1013 IT Skills for Technology CHM-1005 Basic Chemistry I OHS-1023 Occupational Health and Safety HRM-3203 Training and Development GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 PHL-1253 Ethical Leadership and Critical Decision Making BIO-1055 Introduction to Biology OHS-3043 Health and Wellness HIN-3303 Human Interaction OHS-2033 OHS Management Systems GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 OHSF-5001 Field Placement (280 hours) Term 4 OHS-2113 Ergonomics OHS-2023 Risk Management OHS-2053 Disability Management HRM-3103 Employment Law OHS-2043 Accident Prevention and Investigation JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 5 OHS-3003 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology OHS-4003 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Lab ENV-6114 Environmental Management MAN-1163 Organizational Behaviour OHS-3053 Operational Safety OHS-3063 Introduction to Process Safety OHS-3013 Emergency Planning and Management

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.

This program also provides students with the educational requirements as set out by the Board of Canadian Registered Professionals (BCRSP), and are qualified to write the Canadian Registered Safety Technician examination immediately upon graduation providing them with the CRST designation.


Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

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


Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Kelsey Hill
519-542-7751 ext 3809