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School of Continuing Studies | University of Toronto

Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety

The School of Continuing Studies offers two programs in Health and Safety: Environmental Health and Safety courses and Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Leading organizations know that a safe and healthy workplace is part of doing business and reflects on their organization. Accidents are costly and impact productivity, retention and employee engagement. The regulatory framework for providing a safe workplace is becoming increasingly stringent with penalties for non-adherence. This certificate program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make progress on the path to zero accidents and develop, implement and manage an effective health and safety system. Human resource practitioners, engineering professionals and those with responsibility for ensuring your workplace meets all the required workplace health and safety requirements, will be interested in this program.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires the successful completion of three courses.

Required Courses

SCS 2008 Occupational Health and Safety
SCS 2713 Accident Prevention, Loss Control and OHS Management Systems
SCS 2759 Advanced Occupational Health and Safety Management


  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) may be granted for one course.
  • Students have three years from the start date of their first course to complete the Certificate.
Upon completion of your certificate requirements, you must request your certificate by submitting a Certificate Request Form. Click here to complete the form online.