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Workplace Health & Safety

Keeping workers safe and well, both physically and mentally, is arguably an employer’s most important job. It is critical to keep safety as your organization's top priority and ensure you and your workers are returning home safely every day.

Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety is about managing risks to protect you, your workers, and your organization. Good health and safety management is characterised by strong leadership involving managers, workers, contractors, and more.

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

Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (COHS)

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Develop the competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs and systems in your workplace. This program consists of 11 courses designed to map to the 113 competencies identified in the 2015 BCRSP Examination Blueprint.


  • COHS 3110 Health and Safety Program Basics
  • COHS 3120 Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
  • COHS 3130 Legislative Compliance and Corporate Responsibility
  • COHS 3210 Management of Health and Safety Systems
  • COHS 3220 Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behaviour
  • COHS 3230 Risk Management and Risk Communication
  • COHS 3310 Accident Causation Theory and Incident Investigation
  • COHS 3320 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
  • COHS 3330 Fire Prevention and Protection
  • COHS 3340 Ergonomics
  • COHS 3410 Auditing OHS Management Systems

$595 (no HST) per course

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Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS)

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This advanced online program is designed for supervisors, managers and OHS leaders who hold a CRSP designation or an OHS certificate. Broaden your skills and knowledge in the area of health and safety with a combination of courses in leadership, business, management, and specialized technical topics.


  • Gain solid knowledge and skills related to OHS leadership
  • Broaden managerial skills
  • Learn advanced technical skills
  • Gain an understanding of business, leadership, communications, workplace training, and decision-making
  • Transition from "incident thinking" to "system thinking"

$645 (no HST) per course

506 453-4694

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CRST® and CRSP® Exam Preparation Courses

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Ideal for anyone planning to write the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals CRST® or CRSP® exam. The courses provide you with an intense review of the nine domains described in the BCRSP 2015 Examination Blueprint and offers practice exams, instructional support, study tips, and exam writing techniques.

$550 (+HST)

506 453-4694

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Certificate in Safety Leadership Program (CSL)

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Helping Safety Practitioners Find Their Voice

To be effective in their role, safety practitioners need to be skilled at influencing the senior management team and building consensus with the entire employee group.

While they possess the required technical hard skills, they also need to develop robust soft skills, leadership skills, and increase their potential.

The Certificate in Safety Leadership (CSL) helps participants through the development of specific skills, knowledge, and abilities required to gain influence, build consensus, and successfully create positive change in the organizations where they work.

$550 (no HST) per course

506 453-4694

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Integrated Worker Health

Workplaces play an important part in mental health—they can help people feel productive but they can also be the cause of increased stress. Since many Canadians spend the majority of their day at work, it is vital that employers pay attention to mental health issues.

Employees who work for psychologically safe leaders are more likely to report higher job satisfaction and engagement, better workplace relationships, and better psychological well-being.

Note: All statistics come from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL)

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The Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL) is a three-course program that has been designed to equip leaders with the skills and insight needed to identify mental risks and reduce mental harms in the workplace. To be clear, this is not about counselling an at-risk employee, it is about creating an atmosphere where mental health is supported, leading to reduction in lost time, improved productivity, and more.

This program is engaging, incorporating a wide variety of relevant articles, white papers, assessments, video lectures, and more.

This certificate program includes three courses. You can register for the full certificate or an individual course. To register for courses individually, click the name of the course.

CPSL courses

Psychologically Safe Workplaces

This course will help the learner to identify and understand the elements of a psychologically safe workplace and its link to overall performance for the organization. Learners will review mental harms and risks, and how their leadership can positively or negatively impact the employee experience.

Becoming a Psychologically Safe Leader

In order to become a psychologically safe leader, one must also ensure that they are attending to their own psychological safety. Learners will complete a number of assessments, geared to understanding strengths and opportunity areas in the arena of intrapersonal skills and behaviours that rely on those skills.

Promoting a Psychologically Safe Workplace

In a psychologically safe workplace, employees will be able to share their experience, thoughts, and ideas without fear of reprisal or retaliatory action—the psychologically safe leader is the conduit to a culture that reduces mental risks and harms, while continuing to drive performance at the organizational level.

$177 (+HST) for full program
$59 (+HST) per course


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Wellness courses & programs

We offer online health, safety, and wellness courses and programs to provide you with the tools necessary to manage stress and mental health issues, both personally and professionally, and to achieve optimal workplace wellness.

Positive Workplace Culture

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Foster best practices in mental fitness and resiliency in the workplace

Tasked with an increased workload, reduced resources, and ambitious performance expectations, today's employees can present with an increase in absenteeism/presenteeism, increased attrition, reduced productivity, and mental health concerns.

Many programs designed to help improve workplace culture, engagement, and productivity do so by identifying and addressing deficit areas, rather than building a framework that fosters an environment in which employees can develop and grow. In a positive workplace culture, leaders can encourage and support the skills and resiliency that allow their staff to feel seen, heard, and appreciated.

Positive Workplace Culture (PWC) is an online, self-paced professional training course designed to equip you with the skills to train others in Positive Workplace Practices (PWP), which will help to promote enhanced employee wellbeing, engagement, and team performance.

$120 (plus HST)

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Cannabis in the Workplace


An Employee's Perspective

This workshop is entirely online and covers the basics employees need to know regarding cannabis and the workplace. Employers can use this workshop as an Occupational Health and Safety compliance step.

A Manager's Perspective

This workshop provides managers with an integrated model for how to effectively support and manage employees in the workplace who may be impaired due to cannabis or other drugs. The Manager’s Perspective has all the modules of the Employee’s Perspective along with one additional module.

$49 (+HST) per course

506 453-4694

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Creating Healthy and Effective Workplace Cultures

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This professional training series is designed to equip human resource professionals, managers, business leaders, and workplace consultants with the skills to train others in Positive Workplace Practices (PWP), which promotes enhanced employee wellbeing, engagement, and team performance. Over two days, you will participate in four separate
60 to 90-minute sessions.

$725 (+HST)

506 453-4694

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Mental Fitness Practice

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Mental health concerns are on the upswing in Canada. The Mental Fitness Practice online course is an opportunity for you to develop the foundational knowledge and insights required to create your own personal mental fitness plan.

$119 (+HST)

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Pathway to Coping

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Many people have never learned how to cope effectively, but the good news is coping skills are teachable. Pathway to Coping provides an opportunity for individuals to develop their coping skills following a structured developmental program.

$239 (+HST)

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Other courses

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Our online wellness courses can help you and your organization achieve optimal wellness. You can start any time and work at your own pace.

Supporting Mental Health Risk | $295 (+HST)

Explore mental health issues that employees may experience, and managers need to be prepared to support.

Navigating People-Driven Crisis | $295 (+HST)

Learn the fundamentals of crisis management, how to promote employee psychological well-being, the basics of employment law, and the legal obligations for employers.

Managing Challenging Behaviours | $295 (+HST)

Gain the skills required to effectively confront and manage challenging behaviours and facilitate performance management.

Psychological Health and Safety | $645 (no HST)

Learn strategies for dealing with counterproductive workplace behaviours such as conflict, workplace bullying, and workplace violence. Identify practical approaches to assist in addressing these concerns in your workplace.

Program Planning & Wellness in the Workplace | $645 (no HST)

Develop your own workplace wellness program. Learn the planning process, including how to conduct an employee health assessment, implementation, and evaluation.

Fatigue Management | $645 (no HST)

The course highlights modern research and knowledge relating to the causes and effects of fatigue, and discusses it as a safety issue. Your introduction to the tools and methods used to assess, manage and mitigate fatigue hazards.

Disability Management | $645 (no HST)

This course lays out the best practices in the field of disability management (DM), and their application to the case and claim management process.


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