Occupational Health and Safety

Help keep workplaces, and the environment, safe.

A workplace accident. A salmonella outbreak. A chemical spill. Incidents like these happen every day. Professionals in the field of environmental and occupational health recognize potential problems and prevent or mitigate the damage they might cause.

Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Our online Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is one of the leading workplace health and safety training programs of its kind in Canada. You will learn about the latest Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations related to workplace health and safety, strategies for meeting the health needs of employees in the workplace, and how to manage the impacts of the workplace on employee safety and the environment.

Whether you are already working in the field and want to specialize in occupational, environmental and health training, or looking for a career in a rapidly expanding field, this program will expand your career options by teaching you skills that you can put to use in many areas, such as:

  • emergency management
  • ergonomics
  • illness and injury prevention
  • occupational hygiene
  • hazardous waste management
  • environmental protection 

Our program offers:

  • The flexibility of online learning allows you to learn from anywhere, in a format that supports the opportunity to continue working while pursuing your studies
  • Part time or fast-track options available- you determine your program schedule to fit into your lifestyle
  • The opportunity to learn from respected industry professionals
  • Learner support – you will be supported along the way by an administrative and technical support team who will ensure you get the help you need to succeed


Courses open for registration

Environmental and Occupational Health

Gain a competitive edge in the workforce with our occupational health and safety training program, which incorporates a progressive environmental component. Available 100% online - learn from anywhere.
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General Studies

This new flexible certificate allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning needs and objectives.
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Achievement and success through Continuing Education 

Interview with Donna Saworski, Graduate, Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate   What is your current position? My title is HR Specialist – Occupational Health and Safety.

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Why We Do What We Do

Throughout our lives, many of us could say we’ve participated in formal and informal learning settings. Community enrichment, mindful practices and professional development opportunities touch us at different times in our lives. At the Division of Continuing Studies, we focus on the learner experience by creating diverse opportunities.

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Environmental and Occupational Health Newsletter: Fall 2016

Check out the latest updates from our Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Program!

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Environmental and Occupational Health Newsletter: 2017

Check out the latest updates from our Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Program!

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New Program: Certificate in General Studies

Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.

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Nicole Gentner

My job requires frequent travel and the flexibility of UVic's online program, plus advanced online tools and databases, made it possible to study from anywhere. Having previously completed an undergraduate and graduate degree in a traditional/on-campus program, I was highly impressed with the quality of education, instructors and students associated with the online program.

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EOH Newsletter 2015

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Environmental & Occupational Health Certificate Program This year the University of Victoria's Environmental & Occupational Health Certificate Program celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Gavin St. Michael

Many years ago, as a lab instructor in Biochemistry and Microbiology, I had occasional interaction with the staff in UVic's department of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE), and always thought, “that seems like a fun and int

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Dean Adams

The EOH program was very different, in a great way, than other more conventional educational paths I have taken. I have previously attended other post-secondary institutions in a classroom environment and was surprised by how interactive the UVic distance learning experience was.

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Tine Lathouwers

I started my career in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) about 12 years ago when I graduated in Belgium as an occupational health nurse. After working there in OHS for about six years, I moved to Victoria to get married and start a new life.

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Vicky Irvine, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-6129
Email eoh@uvcs.uvic.ca