Occupational Health and Safety Management




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.

This program is recognized as an approved academic program for the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP®) designation.

Designed for

Graduates who are critical thinkers looking to combine their interests in health and working with people.

What you will learn

The eleven required courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice.  You will develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career. 

What you will learn

  • In-depth, subject-specific knowledge and skills

  • Connecting theory to practice and gaining valuable experience through a mandatory practicum

Hands-on experience

Through the practicum, you will gain valuable 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

Program Details

 Duration: One-year, full-time | September to August

  Location: In-class, Downtown campus or ONLINE

  Tuition: $7800 + Western ancillary fees      Financial Aid: OSAP eligible

  International Tuition: $14000 + Western ancillary fees    

  Program: 10 required courses and one, 560-hour practicum 

  Application Deadline: April 15

Occupational Health and Safety Management is a one-year full-time program offered in class or online (Sep-Apr) combined with a four month practicum placement (May-Aug). 

Part-Time Option: Program Details

 Duration: Two-years, part-time

  Location: In-class, Downtown campus or ONLINE

  Tuition: $7800 (over two years) +  Western ancillary fees       Financial Aid: OSAP eligible

Tuition for International Students: $14000 (over two years) + Western ancillary fees 

  Program: 10 required courses and one, 560-hour practicum

  Application Deadline: April 15

Occupational Health and Safety Management part-time option is a two year program, completed over 24 months.  Year one consists of five courses (Sept-April), year two consists of five courses (Sept-April) plus one, four month practicum placement (May-Aug).