Health, Safety, and Wellness
Continuing & Professional Education

OHS Emerging Issues

Part-time, online study tailored for:

  • human resources professionals
  • occupational health practitoners
  • front-line workers
  • managers
  • leaders

All cours­es are free and open to everyone

The Alber­ta Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty Act came into effect in 2018 and brought to the fore a host of new and emerg­ing issues that are chang­ing the face of OHS in our workplaces.

Respond­ing to these changes, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta cre­at­ed a suite of edu­ca­tion­al resources to help front-line work­ers, OHS prac­ti­tion­ers, and man­agers keep up with the devel­op­ments in the area.

OHS Emerg­ing Issues is a series of online cours­es which aims to raise aware­ness about health and safe­ty issues in the work­place through just-in-time learn­ing that is rel­e­vant, acces­si­ble, and pre­sent­ed in easy-to-con­sume online microlearn­ing modules.

This series is for any­one inter­est­ed in keep­ing up-to-date in the area of Occu­pa­tion­al Health and Safe­ty. Whether you’re brand-new to OHS, look­ing for ways to sup­port your cur­rent OHS posi­tion, or start­ing a new role in man­age­ment or HR, the cours­es in this series will pro­vide you with intro­duc­to­ry con­tent on emerg­ing OHS top­ics in Alberta.


No fees or prerequisites— just register in a course.

Online delivery through eClass, UAlberta’s eLearning management tool.

Individual courses take from 2 to 4 hours to complete.

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

Tuition & Fees

Courses are free of charge and open to any interested learners.

Courses Offered

All courses in this series are taught by online instruction through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.

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Cannabis Impairment in the Workplace

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Fatigue in the Workplace

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Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

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Stress Management in the Workplace

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Questions on course content?

For more information on course content or to learn about UAlberta’s Occupational Health and Safety program, please email

Questions on eClass or registration?

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This program was supported by funding from the Government of Alberta.

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