OHS consulting firm recommends UFred to safety professionals for flexibility, academic support
Colin Clarke, Vice President of Davis Safety Consulting, believes it is crucial to invest in education and training throughout the whole organization.
“Knowledge is easy to carry; it weighs nothing. What better way to become a better health and safety professional than to continually gain more knowledge and understanding of your craft?” he asks.
Since 2009, Alberta-based Davis Safety has strongly recommended UFred’s School of Occupational Health and Safety (School of OHS) to its safety professionals.
“While the organization has a very strong core of safety professionals, we are always striving to meet clients’ demands. With an influx of professionals to Davis Safety, ranging from new to seasoned safety professionals, the expectations are consistent with respect to continual learning,” said Colin.
As such, Colin estimates Davis Safety has steered nearly 125 safety professionals to UFred’s OHS programs.
“With new material and courses continually being introduced as a result of UFred’s commitment to continual improvement, this number will only grow.”
Colin says many of Davis Safety Consulting’s health and safety professionals work remotely at various worksites throughout Canada. To fulfill the expectation of continual learning within the organization, he says the high-quality, fully-online programs at the University of Fredericton (UFred) offer the flexibility and academic support needed to accommodate their needs.
“The OHS material offered by UFred provides a very solid foundation for those new to health and safety, but it’s equally as valuable to those with years of experience that are looking to supplement their practical experience with formal education,” he added.
Colin placed particular emphasis on the university’s advancements in psychological health and safety. UFred was an early adopter of psychological health and safety education in the OHS field with its Centre for Psychological Health Sciences.
“Not only did UFred expand into psychological health and safety, but they also got a leading-edge authority in this arena to spearhead the development of their program – Dr. Joti Samra, a member of the committee that developed the National CSA Standard.”
Colin believes the introduction of Psychological Health and Safety programs at UFred speaks to the university’s leadership in every facet of higher learning and its commitment to providing quality programs. Colin himself is enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety program and is looking at earning his MBA with UFred as well.
According to Colin, the impact of UFred’s programs on Davis Safety Consulting has resulted in a team of highly educated health and safety professionals, which provides the organization with more knowledgeable, more effective and more marketable safety professionals.
“This allows us to provide high-quality individuals, regardless of who we propose for a job or project, which helps us to attract, attain and maintain relationships with our clients.”