Workplace Safety & Prevention
Program Code: WSPP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 ENG-1173 Communications for Technology 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 GED-XXX3 General Education Elective OHS-2033 OHS Management Systems 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 GED-XXX3 General Education Elective JSS-1001 Job Search and Success 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. 

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.

Note: Graduates of the WSPP 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. 

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See 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 OR 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:


Tuition Fees
Breakdown of fees for Year 1
Year 1
Ancillary Fee$715.12
Student Government Fee$290.66
Health/Dental Plan$207.87
S D V/App$39.55
Breakdown of fees for Year 2
Year 2
Ancillary Fee$608.62
Student Government Fee$290.66
Health/Dental Plan$207.87

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Technology & Trades
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