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Postby gardengirl » Feb 23rd, 2018, 2:28 pm

Can anyone out there recommend a good program for this? I have seen several schools offer courses, but want to be sure it is recognized professionally. (On line study please.)
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 23rd, 2018, 11:51 pm

are you part of a union? I know BCGEU puts on regular training that is free but it's no online. I haven't seen any online ones.

Are you looking for a particular course?
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby gardengirl » Feb 24th, 2018, 11:40 am

Thanks Alan. I did see that but I am wondering if it is worth it. There are other schools which offer training as well. I want to know which is the best bang for your buck. Most widely recognized, most likely to get you an offer of employment.
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Postby alanjh595 » Feb 24th, 2018, 1:59 pm

If you do it on-line, you are on your own. Doesn't what the name of the school is.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby gardengirl » Feb 24th, 2018, 3:51 pm

alanjh595 wrote:If you do it on-line, you are on your own. Doesn't what the name of the school is.

Well there is "distance learning" such as the one you posted at Ok College. The also one at BCIT, U of A, University of Frederickton.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 24th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Either/Or, they will both have the same validity and will have the same, basic, required, test scores. Best to contact the institution and see if they have any assistance with finding a job upon successful completion of the course. If you want to work in BC, then I suggest that you stick with a BC school. They might have some info and insight into the BC labour market.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 25th, 2018, 1:20 am

gardengirl wrote:Thanks Alan. I did see that but I am wondering if it is worth it. There are other schools which offer training as well. I want to know which is the best bang for your buck. Most widely recognized, most likely to get you an offer of employment.


Are you applying for the OHS position?

I know for my employer the courses have to be approved by Worksafe and the employer for those of us that sit on the committee.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby gardengirl » Feb 25th, 2018, 2:01 pm

gardengirl wrote:Thanks Alan. I did see that but I am wondering if it is worth it. There are other schools which offer training as well. I want to know which is the best bang for your buck. Most widely recognized, most likely to get you an offer of employment.

[quote="WeatherWoman ]
Are you applying for the OHS position?

I know for my employer the courses have to be approved by Worksafe and the employer for those of us that sit on the committee.[/quote]

I am looking at training for a new career. Need something with good prospects for employment and opportunities for growth and promotion.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 25th, 2018, 4:20 pm

The person in charge of health and safety in our company has an HR degree along with Health and Safety education. Is there a high demand for OHS workers in BC?
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby gardengirl » Feb 25th, 2018, 4:41 pm

WeatherWoman wrote:The person in charge of health and safety in our company has an HR degree along with Health and Safety education. Is there a high demand for OHS workers in BC?


That is what I am trying to find out. Thinking it is an area where you could work in a wide variety of different types of business, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, agiculture.
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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 25th, 2018, 5:28 pm

I would check the adds of jobs you might be interested in applying for and see what their qualifications are.

I work for the largest not for profit in BC and we have two people in charge of heath and safety BUT they also do HR.

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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby Clipper » Jun 23rd, 2018, 7:27 am

What exactly are you looking for?
The easiest way to enter the OHS/HSE industry is by taking the dozen or so short 1 or 2 day courses offered by the BC/AB Construction Assoc. and obtaining CSO/ NCSO standing. This will enable you to find work as Safety Advisor/Safety Officer in several industries. Having a decent First Aid ticket is a big bonus as many small businesses look for someone to do both.

From there, write your Gold Seal and start taking online/evening or weekend Certificate courses. Example; U of A had a HSE Certificate course that ran weekends. Ryerson was a popular online University a few years back as well but shop around. Make sure any courses you take will guide you toward CRSP certification

Aspire to write your CRSP which is recognized world wide, and IRC, is the equivalent of some US Safety Engineering Certs. Networking is a must if you plan to do contract work. Above all remember this; companies save a lot more money by having an accident free work place than they would ever pay you! Rig Zone will give you an idea what is out there globally.

And oh, before I forget....I just happen to have all the text books required for a OHS/HSE Certificate at a very reasonable price :)

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Re: Occupational Health and Safety Training

Postby gardengirl » Jun 23rd, 2018, 8:00 pm

Wow. Thanks Clipper. This is exactly the type of info I was looking for. I will check out the places you suggested and maybe I will take you up on the textbook offer.

Clipper wrote:What exactly are you looking for?
The easiest way to enter the OHS/HSE industry is by taking the dozen or so short 1 or 2 day courses offered by the BC/AB Construction Assoc. and obtaining CSO/ NCSO standing. This will enable you to find work as Safety Advisor/Safety Officer in several industries. Having a decent First Aid ticket is a big bonus as many small businesses look for someone to do both.

From there, write your Gold Seal and start taking online/evening or weekend Certificate courses. Example; U of A had a HSE Certificate course that ran weekends. Ryerson was a popular online University a few years back as well but shop around. Make sure any courses you take will guide you toward CRSP certification

Aspire to write your CRSP which is recognized world wide, and IRC, is the equivalent of some US Safety Engineering Certs. Networking is a must if you plan to do contract work. Above all remember this; companies save a lot more money by having an accident free work place than they would ever pay you! Rig Zone will give you an idea what is out there globally.

And oh, before I forget....I just happen to have all the text books required for a OHS/HSE Certificate at a very reasonable price :)
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