How do you become an occupational health and safety officer?

How do you become an occupational health and safety officer?

To qualify as an occupational health and safety officer (OHSO) – a role that’s vital in the workplace – a training course and a certificate from a relevant professional body is required.

What health and safety training is mandatory?

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HSWA) 1974 (Section 2) 3 requires every employer to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary to ensure, “so far as is reasonably practicable”, the health and safety at work of their employees and others affected by their activities.

How long is the occupational health and safety course?

Each course is 12-months long. In this time, you learn practical skills you need to start your career.

Do I need to pay staff for training?

Legally, you do not have to pay employees if they request time off for training or study that isn’t required for them to carry out their job. So, employees should be paid for any time that’s taken to undertake this.

Do Supervisors need safety training in Newfoundland Labrador?

Employers in Newfoundland Labrador have an obligation to ensure that all employees including supervisors receive safety training on their duties and functions.

Is your online health and safety training compliant with WCB Newfoundland Labrador?

Each Online Health and Safety Training Course we offer is in full compliance with WCB Newfoundland Labrador Compensations Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in St. John’s. What are Newfoundland Labrador’s health and safety regulations for employee and supervisor training?

What can I do with a degree in occupational health and safety?

Occupational Health and Safety program graduates can also apply advanced standing with Pacific Coast University’s “Bachelor of Disability Management” program. Click here for more details.

What is OHS at Academy Canada?

Academy Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program responds to the growing demand for employees in the area of health and safety.


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