OOHNA is offering The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management Course and The Working Mind Program. See below for program details:

The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management

Spring Course registration is closed. Please come back for the Fall Course schedule.

This course is a 7-week certificate program designed to provide participants with an all-round introduction to the profession, ensuring they are equipped with the tools required to be successful occupational health, safety and disability management professionals.

This certificate is aimed at anyone looking to enter the field of Occupational Health and Safety, looking to expand their knowledge of disability management/WSIB/RTW, as well as those in varied occupational backgrounds.

The certificate in The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management will:

  • Help meet the educational “contact hours” for maintaining Occupational Health Nursing and other related professional designation certification
  • Provide formal recognition of a participant’s ability to assess actual and potential hazards in the workplace and facilitate the safe return of employees following disability or injury
  • Deliver opportunities for participants to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Help participants develop competencies necessary to identify, assess and promote health and safety programs in a variety of work settings
  • Be appropriate for individuals who are either new to the profession or more experienced

On achieving the Certificate in The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management, participants will be equipped with a firm foundation that includes:

  • Fundamental Elements of Occupational Health and Safety Systems
  • Workplace and Worker Assessment
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Legislative Requirements
  • WSIB / Disability Management / Return to Work
  • Problem Solving Skills


OOHNA’s instructors are seasoned occupational health and safety professionals. They have lectured at the college and university level and each instructor will teach their specialty during the course.

Course Structure:

Class schedule: Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

April 27, 2019, May 4, 2019, May 11, 2019, May 25, 2019, June 1, 2019, June 8, 2019 and June 15, 2019. There will be no class on May 18, 2019 as this a statutory holiday weekend. Attendance, case studies, class participation and a final exam are all considered when final grades are evaluated.

Course Fee & Venue:

Course fee is $1,469.00 [$1,300 + HST ($169.00)]. Course fee for participants includes: professionally developed course manual, instruction, reference materials, support & assistance and assessments. Payment must be made in advance of the start of the course. Method of payment preferred is by cheque. Please make it payable to the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association and mail to 701 Evans Ave., Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario M9C 1A3. The course will be delivered at the Monte Carlo Inn-Oakville Suites, 374 South Service Rd. E, Oakville, ON L6J 2X6. A tax receipt will be issued.

To learn more or join The Essentials of Occupational Health, Safety and Disability Management waiting list, simply email

administration@oohna.on.caBeing added to the list does not require you to pay for the course.


OOHNA is pleased to announce that, with the support of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, we are one of only a handful of organizations that have been authorized to deliver THE WORKING MIND (TWM) program to employers across Ontario. 

TWM is an education-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in a workplace setting. After much consideration the Board of Directors have chosen the TWM over many other mental health programs given its creation is firmly routed in research, the excellent results it has received by many organizations who have implemented the program and the fact it was created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a well recognized not-for-profit organization.

Given the rise in mental health problems within the workplace, OOHNA recognizes it is important that all leaders understand their role in helping workers to deal with mental health challenges. That is why OOHNA will be launching TWM program (Leader/Manager) at this year’s conference. Learn what TWM is about so that you can promote its implementation in your workplace and you can take your place in being recognized as your organization’s workplace mental health champion.


  • Use the mental health continuum to recognize changes in your mental health and that of others
  • Be prepared to use skills to improve coping and resiliency
  • Deliver opportunities for participants to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Reduce both public and self-stigma
  • Be willing to be part of a supportive workplace

People Leaders who take TWM training have shown:

  • an increase in resiliency skills
  • a decrease in stigmatizing attitudes
  • an increase in mental health wellbeing

The mental health continuum which categorizes one’s mental health along a non-medical continuum:

  • “Big 4” – a set of cognitive behavioural therapy-based techniques that help individuals cope with stress and improve their mental health and resiliency
  • Scenario-based practical applications and custom videos of people with lived experience of mental illness


Cost per participant:

The cost of an Organization who sponsors a session can be as low as $150.00 per participant.

To learn more or register for the course: | 416-239-6462 | Toll-free 1-866-664-6276.


Below you will find a comprehensive listing of other course offering:


Occupational Health Care-A-Van and Occupational Health Works announce their 2019 dates for one-day workshops and 2.5 day certification courses in the fields of both Audiometry and Spirometry in the Occupational Health Setting.

Brian Verrall, DOHS, MSc, RN, COHN(C), COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, and his expert co-instructors, have offered these workshops for over 40 years through Community College, McMaster University’s Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine Program, and now privately.

1-Day Workshops:

Audiometry and Hearing Conservation in the Occupational Setting

– April 16 and October 15, in Ancaster, Ontario

Spirometry and Respiratory Health Programs in the Occupational Setting

– April 17 and October 16, in Ancaster, Ontario

One-day workshops provide an 8 hour condensed overview of larger certification courses, including training in the skill of performing tests.  These are practical and informative for both the beginner looking for an introduction, or the seasoned professional looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.  Workshops are offered in Ancaster, Ontario twice a year, or on a private basis at your facility anytime throughout the year.  A Certificate of Attendance is issued upon completion.  A light breakfast, full lunch, refreshment breaks, materials, and parking are included. Cost is $335 per workshop.  Private workshop pricing starts at $1,500.

Certification Courses:

Become a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC), by attending a CAOHC-approved, 20-hour (3 day) course, and passing the written and practical exams given upon completion.  This course is being offered May 6 – 8, 2019 in Ancaster, Ontario.


For more information, please contact 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

National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)

The certification examinations for the professional designations of Certified Disability Management Professional and Certified Return to Work Coordinator. Please contact the Canadian Certification Council:

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