Part-time Continuing Education
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 3260


There is a growing concern for the safety of people in their work environments and the related hazards that may be found therein. Prompted by governments and their agencies, labour and management have identified the need for greater experience, knowledge and expertise in the field of occupational health and safety for the protection of people in the workplace. This program provides you with solid training in the required practices of occupation health and safety. In addition to providing the fundamentals, the program also incorporates components that provide you with the knowledge to oversee workplace safety programs and offer solutions.

Successful Completion of this certificate program may meet the eligibility requirements for CRST certification.

For more information regarding CRST certification, please refer to the CRST certification requirements at the following link.

Graduates of Sault College’s Occupational Health and Safety online certificate program are now eligible to continue their studies with Columbia Southern University. Successful graduates are eligible for program acceptance and credit transfer toward Columbia Southern University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health. As an added bonus of this partnership, Sault College students also receive 10% off their tuition. Please connect with for more information. 

All courses are offered online via the internet. Online courses begin every January, May and September.

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding. Courses within this program must be completed within 7 years, unless otherwise specified.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English (ENG4C) or mature student status.

Career Path

Occupational health and safety practitioners work in government, business and industry; all environments in which potential hazards to safety and health must be identified and controlled.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

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