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Certificate in
Advanced Safety Management

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

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This certificate program in Advanced Safety Management was developed in cooperation with the Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health. This is a unique offering of safety management courses that are part of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in the Occupational Health and Safety option within the School of Occupational and Public Health. It is applicable to all types of industries, and is designed for those individuals who have completed Ryerson’s Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, or equivalent, and wish to expand their knowledge base and improve their skills.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/ohs.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Option 1: Successful completion of Ryerson Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or its equivalent.
OR
Option 2: OSSD with six OAC credits or Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status, and five years of professional experience in a field relevant to occupational health and safety, plus successful completion of these courses:

COHS 208   Occupational Health:  Occupational Health and Safety Law
COHS 718   Occupational Health:  Systems Management I


 

Note: Students who successfully apply for admission to the degree program will be permitted advanced standing in the degree program for only those courses that they have successfully completed in either of these two certificate programs. Therefore, students who intend to pursue the degree program should choose Option 1 above.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of the eight required courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

COHS 323   Occupational Health:  Accident Theory and Analysis
COHS 516   Occupational Health:  Ergonomics
COHS 523   Occupational Health:  Safety Evaluation Techniques
COHS 623   Occupational Health:  Safety Control Methods
COHS 723   Occupational Health:  Sectoral Applications I
COHS 818   Occupational Health:  Systems Management II
COHS 823   Occupational Health:  Sectoral Applications II
COHS 833   Occupational Health:  Fire Safety Management


Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

COHS 208   Occupational Health:  Occupational Health and Safety Law
COHS 323   Occupational Health:  Accident Theory and Analysis
COHS 516   Occupational Health:  Ergonomics
COHS 523   Occupational Health:  Safety Evaluation Techniques
COHS 623   Occupational Health:  Safety Control Methods
COHS 718   Occupational Health:  Systems Management I
COHS 723   Occupational Health:  Sectoral Applications I
COHS 818   Occupational Health:  Systems Management II
COHS 823   Occupational Health:  Sectoral Applications II
COHS 833   Occupational Health:  Fire Safety Management