Occupational Health & Safety Management - 060

Mohawk College Certificate
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Occupational Health and Safety professionals are committed to promoting and supporting health and safety activities in all levels of their organizations. This program will help students develop or enhance their knowledge and expertise in workplace health and safety. From advising on health and safety requirements, to supporting Health and Safety Committees, interpreting OH&S act and regulations, and conducting accident/incident investigations, the program covers many facets of workplace health and safety.

Learning from industry professionals, this certificate explores the fundamentals of Occupational Health & Safety, including Fire Safety, Hazard Assessment, Health and Safety Program Development, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and more. These courses will equip students with broader legal and technical knowledge to function effectively in their occupation, and prepare them to complete a written occupational health and safety policy and maintain a program to implement that policy, including defining health and safety objectives and developing policies and procedures.

Many of the courses are delivered in an online format to suit the schedules of working professionals. Developed for supervisors, safety coordinators, occupational health nurses, Joint Health and Safety Committees members and others, this certificate will prepare students to take on an exciting career in Occupational Health & Safety.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Courses in this program are currently offered via OntarioLearn equivalency:

  • SAFE 10071 Fire Protection is equivalent to SAFE FT100 Basic Principal Fire Safety

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Identify the toxic and hazardous substances arising from workplace exposure that produce adverse health effects on workers. Describe toxicity mechanisms involved in human body organ systems. Apply hazard control theory. Identify hazards, analyze/assess the risk, and develop/implement controls. Define and analyze the requirement, value and ethics of data collection/evaluation, workplace biological monitoring and animal testing protocols.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: ENVR10022
Course description: Discuss application and interpretation of requirements within the following Ontario health and safety legislation: the Occupational Health and Safety Act; Regulation for Industrial Establishments, Construction Regulation, Health Care Regulation, Regulation for Mines and Mining Plants; WHMIS Regulation, Designated Substance Regulation, Regulation for Control of Biological and Chemical Agents; Noise Regulation, Confined Space Regulation.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course will introduce the science of ergonomics. Building on a foundation of anatomy, physiology biomechanics and information processing, the student will learn how to evaluate jobs and the workplace, to identify and control ergonomic hazards. The course will focus mainly on industrial and office ergonomics.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: ENVROH304
Course description: Study practical aspects of recognizing, assessment and controlling workplace hazards. Topics include: legal responsibilities, inspection techniques, control strategies and training programs.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: SAFEOH107
Course description: You will study the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological hazards arising in or from the workplace. WHMIS and other relevant legislation will also be covered.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: ENVROH101
Course description: This course starts with the basics of fire in terms of chemistry and physics. The behavior of fire is examined and the methods of extinguishment are also looked at. Fire protection and life safety are examined in all types of structures through the interpretation and use of relevant codes such as the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: SAFE10071 or SAFEOH303
Course description: Describe the basic elements of an effective health and safety program including hazard recognition, assessment and control, incident investigation, training and effective communication. Apply knowledge of the elements to develop a comprehensive health and safety program to align with international, provincial or industry-specific standards, write an incident report and design a safety talk.
Credits: 3
Course description: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act in Ontario with a special focus on accident prevention. Review practical skills, techniques and strategies that are immediately applicable to the workplace. Examine and apply the fundamental issues of work-related disability management, employer and worker obligations, health and safety, and injury prevention as it relates to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: LAWSOH307 or SAFE10077

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name


(Sep to Dec)


(Jan to Apr)

(May to Aug)
SAFE10078 Industrial Hygiene (equivalent to ENVROH101) OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
ENVROH105 Occupational Toxicology and Disease   MyCanvas  
SAFE10045 Introduction to Ergonomics OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
LAWSOH301 OH&S Fundamentals OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
SAFE10072 Hazard Assessment and Control MyCanvas MyCanvas MyCanvas
SAFEFT100 Basic Principles Of Fire Safety MyCanvas    
SAFEOH308 H & S Program Development & Coordination MyCanvas MyCanvas MyCanvas
SAFEOH309 Workplace Safety And Insurance Act OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

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