SaskPolytech OHS Certificate Update

SaskPolytech OHS Certificate Update

Saskatchewan Polytechnic announces an exciting change to their Occupational Health and Safety Programming!

Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be introducing a new certificate credential that will meet AND exceed the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals academic eligibility requirements being implemented in 2018.

One of SHSA’s own, Lisa Chavady, is an alumni of the program and says, “I am really glad they went to a two-week practicum.  Being with an employer for that long will really allow the student to get involved, even in small projects or training programs.  One week allowed a bit of interaction, but two weeks will really get their feet wet!  It’s also exciting to see that Saskatchewan is making sure that we are putting our best foot forward with our upcoming safety professionals.”

As a regular preceptor of practicum students, SHSA’s Alison Wall also had some thoughts on the new setup. “We have seen some real successes come out of this program already and I’m sure these changes will only further raise the bar of the graduates.  In terms of the two-week practicum, I think that will make a big difference in the experience of the student, and the preceptor.  One week was a good introduction, but two weeks will allow them to learn all aspects of health and safety and even test out some of those skills.”

For full details of the programming change, view their News Release HERE.

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