Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Occupational Health and Safety Management

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:School of Continuing Studies
Field of Study:Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,000


Working for private and public sector organizations, occupational health and safety managers keep employees safe and ensure their work environment is a healthy one. Managing the occupational health and safety function in the workplace requires an understanding of a broad range of areas, including legislation, workplace hazards and occupational illnesses, evaluation and control techniques, and managing and promoting workplace safety and wellness. Occupational health and safety must be placed within the context of the organization; understanding how organizations are structured and behave is an important component of occupational health and safety, as is an understanding of business skills, and the ability to apply strong analytical and communication skills. Through the program students should develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects they will use throughout their career.

This ten-course diploma program provides you with the knowledge and experience to start your career in occupational health and safety management. Acquire the understanding of legislation, workplace hazards and occupational illnesses you need to manage the occupational health and safety function in the workplace. Understand how organizations are structured to better understand the role of occupational health and safety within those frameworks. The practicum provides hands-on experience, a strong network of industry contacts, and an edge in the job search process. It is the culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry. This program can be taken online or in class.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree in health sciences, engineering, environmental science, management and organizational studies (or a related field) and is a critical thinker looking to combine their interests in health and working with people.
    Application Notes : Apply
    ▪ Personal Information
    ▪ $100 Application Fee
    ▪ Two sealed letters of reference

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 19, 2022