Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management

Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association will now be offering "The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management" course, formerly offered by Prime Knowledge Limited. This course is designed for all Occupational Health and Safety and WSIB / Disability Management Specialists as well as members of the Occupational Health & WSIB / Disability Management Team. It is also useful for HR specialists, Occupational Therapists and individuals who are:

  • Looking to enter the field of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Wanting to refresh their skills and knowledge while already functioning in the field
  • Looking to heighten their knowledge of disability management /WSIB/ Return to Work
  • Preparing for related professional examinations

The essence of an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist is to be knowledgeable of elements of occupational health and safety systems, current legislation and WSIB / disability management, return to work and to assist in providing a safe, healthy and profitable workplace. OOHNA’s goal is to impart this fundamental information. Participants will receive a wide range of information, including:

  • Fundamental elements of occupational health and safety systems
  • Workplace and worker assessment
  • Hazard and risk
  • Current applicable legislation
  • WSIB / disability management / return to work
  • Problem solving skills

Upon the completion of the course, participants will have the tools to assess actual and potential hazards in the workplace and to facilitate the safe return of employees following disability or injury.


OOHNA’s instructors are seasoned professionals, working for many years in occupational health and safety and most have designations in Occupational Health Nursing, Safety Professional and / or Disability Management. The majority have lectured at the college and university level and each instructor is teaching their specialty during the sessions. This course offers unlimited opportunities for an enhanced learning experience. 

Schedule & Venue: 

The next session commences Saturday, February 24, 2018 and continues for 6 Saturdays (March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, April 7) ending April 14, 2018. Please note there is no class on Saturday, March 31 as this is Easter weekend.  Classes run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a short morning and afternoon break and 30 minutes for lunch.  The course is conducted at AGS Rehab Solutions Inc., 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 300, Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6. 

The certificate in the "Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management" meets the educational "contact hours” for maintaining Occupational Health Nursing and other related professional designation certification. Upon completion, a certificate of completion will be provided if course requirements have been met. Attendance, case studies, class participation and a final exam are all considered when final grades are evaluated.  Continuous Learning (CL) Education hours are issued, which may be applied to the certification process. 

The cost is $1,469.00 [$1,300 + HST ($169.00)].  Please complete the registration form and mail it along with your cheque payable to Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association to 701 Evans Ave., Ste. 504 Toronto, ON M9C 1A3.   This includes a professionally developed course manual, resources and reference materials. A tax receipt will be issued if requested.

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are included. Attendees bring their own lunch. 

Shirley Wylie, RN, DOHS
Executive Director
Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

Ruth McKillip RN, COHN(C)
Program Leader

Occupational Health Care-A-Van Announces
One Day Workshops
In Hearing Conservation & Pulmonary Function Testing

One-day training workshops offered in-house and on a private basis throughout the year by our Workshop Director, Brian Verrall (Occupational Health Care-A-Van Inc), and Alison Moore (Occupational Health Works Inc).  
  • Audiometry and Hearing Conservation in the Occupational Setting
  • Spirometry and Respiratory Health in the Occupational Setting
These one-day workshops are identical to the workshops previously offered through McMaster University’s Occupational Health Program, and each will last approximately 8 hours. A Certificate of Attendance is issued.  The cost of each one-day workshop is $335.00 plus applicable taxes. Handouts, parking, a light lunch and breaks are included.  Class sizes are limited. 

CAOHC – Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification is a 2.5 day course that can be provided, nation-wide.  

For dates, course outlines, booking information, or any other questions, please contact the Workshop Administrator, Alison Moore at or visit

CRSP Exam Prep Course

The CSSE offers the state of the art CRSP Exam Prep Course for those people contemplating taking the examination portion of the registration process. For more information, please visit:
CRSP Preparation Courses also available through the Institute for Quality, Safety & Environmental Management Ltd. IQSEM Ltd. Instructor: Dr. Peter Strahlendorf. For more information, please visit their website at

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The Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program is excited to offer workplaces in the Toronto Central region our free Cancer Prevention and Screening Awareness in the Workplace Toolkit that includes messages and information you can share with your employees via email, newsletter, social media and telephone recording. In addition to the Toolkit, we can come and provide an information booth and/or educational presentations to your employees as desired at no charge.

For more information, please contact the cancer screening team at 416-480-5331 or Laura McDonald, Health Promotion Coordinator at


The certification examinations for the professional designations of Certified Disability Management Professional and Certified Return to Work Coordinator.
For further details, please do not hesitate to contact the Canadian Certification Council:

4755 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0A7
Tel.: 778-421-0821 OR Fax: 778-421-0823

The continuing education modules previously offered by NIDMAR are now being offered by Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS). The University offers the first Bachelor of Disability Management degree and an Advanced Certificate in Return to Work.
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