Designed to provide existing safety practitioners with an academic qualification, SHEM is a fully-online, instructor lead diploma program. Students will find themselves stretched by new critical thinking skills which will bring an enriched professional perspective to their daily practice. UFred programs are created for working professionals. All mandatory virtual classes can be attended in the evening from anywhere with internet access. Not only do most of our students continue working full time with their current organization: many are able to have their tuition covered by their current employer - an arrangement that often results in advancement during study as a result of new skills.

The SHEM diploma program produces graduates that confidently step into practitioner roles, ensuring the workforce is represented by professionals that don’t just bring life experience and motivation, but real, tangible educational credentials and skills. Completion of UFred’s SHEM program satisfies a significant requirement for prospective OHS professional certification, mandated by the BCRSP.

Many OHS workers are reaching a point in their careers where they find it difficult to communicate effectively with executive leadership. To bridge the gap between field experience and the business of OHS within organizations, professional certification may be the solution. In a discipline as scrutinized as OHS, organizations are relying on qualified health and safety professionals to expertly advise on compliance with evolving provincial and federal regulations.

The most widely recognized professional certification in Canada is the CRSP, which is governed by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. To write the CRSP examination, OHS professionals must satisfy prerequisites, which include a minimum of 900 hours of education. UFred’s CRSP Pathway not only satisfies this requirement, but effectively empowers OHS professionals to be heard within their industry, earning them “a seat at the table” to merge their abilities with an organization’s business goals.


You may qualify for funding for this program.

Please contact training@northern.on.ca for scheduling, details and information.
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Core Courses

Ergonomics Foundation
Course: HS0800 Section: 481
Cost: $ 615.00   Register for this Course

Disability Management Introduction

Organizational Dynamics

Psycho-Social Hazards

Environmental Management

Risk Assessment
Course: HS0300 Section: 481
Cost: $ 615.00   Register for this Course

Electives (2 Required)

Advanced Ergonomics

Disability Management Essential Program Elements

Effective Communication and Interviewing

Modern Training Systems

Canadian OHS Law