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 in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Our online Certificate 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 you are 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 


Courses open for registration

Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity

This four-course micro-credential program focuses on the interrelationship of: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response and Business Continuity. Plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack.
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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 flexible certificate program allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning goals.
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Talking EMOC with student Jonny Morris

This program is a real confidence boost. It helps shake out your lack of awareness and where your blind spots are.

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A full circle education

From student to teacher to programming administrator, and now back to student, Susana Inés Torres Herrera's experiences in the education world have come full circle. It’s no surprise that Susy works in education as she’s been surrounded by it her whole life.

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A passion for emergency preparedness

An interview with instructor Dr. Laurie Pearce, developer and instructor for our Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity program.

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The role GIS played in the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

The ability to use GIS and epidemiology to address emerging population health issues in our society are key components of the Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) program.

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A "High" Time to Consider Workers' Safety in the Cannabis Industry

Legalization of non-medical marijuana (or cannabis) in Canada has resulted in development of strict restrictions by the federal and provincial government around the sale, promotion and enticement of cannabis products. However, there has been little focus on the occupational health and safety (OHS) of the workers within this industry and the routine hazards faced by this workforce.

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Environmental and Occupational Health 2019 Newsletter

Read about what's happening in the Environmental and Occupational Health.

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Achievement and Success through Continuing Education

Interview with Heather Pate, 2019 Grad in our Environmental and Occupational Health Program

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Health Protection and Health Promotion

By Jason McInnis, an instructor in our Environmental and Occupational Health Program   "Both ancient and modern societies have been slow to recognize and control the health hazards associated with work." – R.S.

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A Tribute to Instructor David S. Rogers 

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to David S. Rogers who, throughout the decades, passionately taught environmental safety programs to DND personnel, government employees and those in the private sector.

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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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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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Susy Torres, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-6129
Email eohprogram@uvic.ca