Where it Can Take You
Graduates will have the skills necessary to be successful OHS professionals in all industry sectors, including policy development, hazard identification and analysis, implementation and management of control programs, workplace inspections, incident investigation, education and training, and organizational measurement and evaluation. As a result, industrial worksites are safer, injuries are reduced and lives may even be saved.
Occupational health and safety advisors promote the health, safety and well-being of workers and the sustainability of workplaces. They do this by considering the health and safety concerns in the physical work environment, as well as the health, safety and well-being concerns related to the organization of work and the workplace culture. They also evaluate personal health resources in the workplace and explore ways to participate in the community to improve the health of workers, their families and other community members.
An OHS professional may be required to work shift work and on weekends.
Additional career information
For more information about career opportunities, typical duties, working conditions, personal characteristics and salaries, please visit:
- Alberta Occupational Profiles - Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
- Alberta Occupational Profiles - Occupational Health and SafetyOfficer
- Alberta Wage and Salary Survey - Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
What successful grads have to say
I have been an EMT-A for 16 years and have spent the majority of my career reacting and responding to an array of emergencies, including workplace incidents. When researching new career opportunities I was drawn to the NAIT Occupational Health and Safety Program because I wanted to make a difference in preventing injury before it occurred. I’m currently employed as an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor with the Provincial Government, in a position that continues to be challenging and rewarding.
Through education, awareness and compliance with OHS Legislation I feel I am making a positive impact on employers and employees in regards to their Health and Safety. My Occupational Health and Safety education was a vital part of my success in making that difference. With the support and guidance of the instructors the course material was easily learnt. The instructors were always available for further assistance outside the classroom environment. Since the instructors have OHS experience from industry they are able to relate course material to real events. Students are encouraged to apply their past work experiences while participating in classroom discussions and group work projects. The program recognized the individual needs of their students; being a mature student this was extremely important to my success. The program chair has an open door policy which allowed for regular communication with students.
The skill set I have developed through the 2 year OHS program has been adaptable to a variety of Occupational Health and Safety Careers. With the assistance and direction of the OHS instructors, program chair and administration support staff, I was able to obtain my goal and graduate with academic honors, an accomplishment I’m very proud of.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Continuing your studies
Graduates of this program with a minimum GPA of 2.3 will be eligible to enter years 3 and 4 of the NAIT Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree program on a competitive basis.
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