Frequently Asked Questions
The quick answer is that the College is required by law to make sure all students have this education and training, but much more than that, OH&S /WHMIS is part of NSCC's commitment to safe and healthy learning environments and workplaces. We take seriously our responsibility when preparing our learners for employment to make sure that each graduate is aware of the safety considerations for their line of work.
If the courses are not completed by September 30 for programs starting in the Fall and January 30 for students beginning programs during the Winter semester, you will not be able to enrol in courses for the subsequent semester.
You can access your safety courses on the My Home page on Brightspace. You can login using your student ID and your college password. Go to the Brightspace login page and give it a try.
If you wish to apply for a transfer credit, you are encouraged to do this before the start of your classes. You must include proof that you passed the course(s) and provide a written statement or course outline from the trainer clearly stating the learning outcomes covered in the course you took. A list of approved non-NSCC trainers can be found here. You can also choose to take the course with us.
No, these will automatically be considered for your new program.
Safety concerns affect everyone at NSCC - and all the careers that we prepare students for, even something as simple as finding the location of emergency exits and noting what the alarm will sound like in a building can be crucial in an emergency situation. Every workplace has its own safety concerns, millions of person-hours are lost yearly in Canada through workplace accidents. When you consider all the impacts, safety is just too important not to take seriously.
No, these two courses are not graduation requirements for your program. You may choose to take this training and receive certification at no additional charge if you choose.