Continuing & Professional Education

OHS Emerging Issues

On-demand courses for everyone

All cours­es are online (eClass) and free of charge

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.

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

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

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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