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Occupational Health and Safety

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been offering Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training since 2001 and is a leader in online OHS education.



Courses and other programs

Upcoming webinars

The effective management of workplace health and safety is important for the health and safety of workers, the longevity of organizations, the success of business, and the protection of the environment. Throughout the Western world, the effective management of workplace and environmental health and safety issues has become an increasingly important and expected dimension of responsible business practice.

The discipline of OHS is rapidly changing to address increasingly complex workplace needs. Legislation governing workplace health and safety practices is also becoming more sophisticated and stringent, and has contributed to a growing employer need for professional health and safety expertise.

Employers are now required to identify, evaluate, and communicate information about workplace and environment conditions that may have negative effects on workers’ health, productivity, and the environment. Employers need health and safety practitioners, supervisors, managers, and leaders who are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement strategies intended to control and manage potential workplace hazards.

Readers Choice 2020 logo Voted #1 Educational Institution over 45 other schools from the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine

Awards & Scholarships

Please visit our awards page to learn more about financial assistance for our OHS programs.