Workplace Safety: Professional Designations, development and careers

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OH&S professional designations can be challenging to navigate when investigating a career in Safety. Depending on your country, province/state, employer and industry, there may be mandatory educational requirements or training qualifications needed.

The CSSE (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering) has put together a fantastic PDF resource covering topics such as:

  1. OH&S Practitioner VS OHS Professional
  2. Safety Certifications VS Safety Designations
  3. Canadian Safety Certifications & International Safety Certifications
  4. Common position titles for entry-level, intermediate, managerial and executive safety professionals
  5. FAQ’s and other considerations

Bear in mind that different levels of education are only available from specific institutes. With Covid-19 impacting face-to-face instruction, you may consider online options. As an example, the University of Fredericton offers many different programs.

There could also be safety training pre-requisites needed depending on the designation.

By using resources such as Linkedin and Indeed, you can also investigate the various job-opportunities in your region.

SET Safety and/ or the author is not responsible for the accuracy or validity of this information. SET Safety and/or the author does not accept liability for the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. This article does not substitute legal, jurisdictional or professional advice. The reader bears all responsibility to seek professional guidance or advice on any information noted in this blog or related to the content of this blog.

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