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The Environmental Health & Safety Technician provides supervisory level training from our industry experienced and certified instructors through a variety of theory and hands on training. Get the skills and certifications needed to prepare you for a career across many industries at home in Nova Scotia or across Canada in Health & Safety and Environmental Services.

Health and Safety Technicians work with specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to employees, property, the environment and the public. Technicians supports a safe working environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting training and using processes and common practice solutions to OHS hazards.

 Occupational health and safety technicians work in a variety of settings, such as offices, industrial or manufacturing sector, construction and many other areas.  Often, their jobs consist of fieldwork and travel.

METI’s Environmental Health & Safety Technician training program responds to the demands of employees in the area of health and safety. Students completing their training graduate knowing how to interpret and reference OHS legislation, develop OHS Programs, conduct audits and inspections of existing OHS and environmental programs, and design and deliver effective OHS training programs to staff for their employers.

The EHST Program meets the formal education requirements for certification with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) for the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) certification program.

Whether you are upgrading your current skills or beginning a new path, METI will help you get your career started.

Bravo-Target Safety recently held a Career Fair at METI and this group Environmental Health & Safety Technician Graduates who attended the career fair were offered safety positions. These positions range from Safety Watch, Safety Equipment Technicians to Lead Safety Positions.

Why Choose METI?

Our programs are recognized and trusted by employers.

They know that you’ll be ready for the job when you leave our campus!

Our team cares about your success.

We understand that not everybody learns the same way. All of our instructors have industry experience and will work with you to make sure you’re prepared for your career.

You’ll become part of the METI family.

Your future is important to us. Upon completing your program, we’re always available to help you connect with industry and provide resume support and advice.


EHST Program Description

Section 1 – Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and Requirements

  • Orientation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Representative
  • Standard First Aid, Level C w/ CPR & AED (2 Day)
  • Joint Occupational Health & Safety Representative (JOHS)

Section 2 – Construction Safety

  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Hoisting & Rigging
  • Lock Out-Tag Out
  • Basic Blue Print & Plan Reading
  • Basic Frame Scaffolding Erector & User
  • Power Line Hazards

Section 3 – Oil Sands Safety

  • Common Safety Orientation (CSO)
  • Energy Safety Canada Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • CSTS (Construction Safety Training Systems)
  • OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch)

Section 4 – Respiratory Safety Training

  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE/APR)
  • H2S Alive (Energy Safety Canada)
  • Gas Detection
  • Nitrogen Safety 

Section 5 – Computers & Career Development

  • Introduction to Computers & Career Development

Section 6 – Road Safety

  • Traffic Control Person (TCP)
  • Temporary Workplace Signage (TWS)
  • Alberta Flag Person
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Section 7 – Driving & Operating

  • Forklift Operator Safety
  • Elevated Work Platform (Boom Lift)
  • Skid Steer Operator Safety 

Section 8 – Remediation Studies

  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Lead Abatement
  • Microbial Remediation (Mold Abatement)
  • Radio-logical Safety
  • Blood-borne Pathogens

Section 9 – Environmental Safety

  • Hazardous Waste Worker
  • Phase 1: Environmental Site Assessment
  • Underground Storage Tank Removal (UST)
  • Trenching & Excavating
  • Ground Disturbance II

Section 10 – Safety & Environmental Leadership

  • Hazard Assessment
  • Incident Investigation Training
  • Hazard Management Process (FLHA, JHA, JSA)
  • Effective Supervision & Communication
  • Substance Abuse & Awareness Prevention
  • Workplace Violence & Harassment (WVH)
  • Safety Supervision & Management Systems
  • Safety Auditor
  • Hazardous Waste Supervisor

What to Expect

  • Instruction from industry-experienced and certified instructors
  • Training in a variety of safety-sensitive work practices
  • Skills that are in high demand
  • Skills that can be applied in a variety of industries
  • Supervisory level training and certification
  • Training in a modern facility
  • Training in the usage of a variety of equipment

Did you know? METI’s instructors Harold, Blaine, Keith & Adrian are graduates of our Environmental Health & Safety Technician(EHST) Diploma? All obtained field experience and are now part of the team at METI. Maritime Environmental Training Institute is proud that a large part of our team are METI graduates.

I received confirmation from the university today regarding transfer credits. Again, fantastic news based on METI quality courses.  METI has been the best training I have taken to date and since has helped me toward achieving my goals. E.g. CRSP designation (2014) and will complete my Degree in OHS over the next 6 months due to the quality of training METI provided and transfer credits allotted based on the high standards.”

What Do You Need To Apply?

  • A completed application form
  • An updated resume
  • A transcript of Grade 12 marks (or GED) OR take a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) at our campus
  • An interview with our admission team (Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone interviews may be an option)

Application and Financing Options

Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about the APPLICATION PROCESS,  and to provide information about FINANCING OPTIONS that may be available to you.  Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email training@metiatlantic.com

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Next Start Date:  March 16, 2020

End Date:  July 24, 2020

Duration: 18 Weeks (675 Hours)

Total Cost: $8750.00

Please contact us at
(902)-539-9766, send us an email
training@metiatlantic.com or drop by our office at 301 Alexandra St, Sydney NS
for more information.

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Public Advisory: WorkplaceNL extends validity of certification safety training certificates (March 19, 2020)

St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL is extending the validity of certification safety training certificates as training courses may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. A worker’s safety training certificate that expired on or after February 28, 2020 will remain valid until June 30, 2020. The worker will then have to recertify by August 30, 2020.

Certificates for which extensions are granted are:
• Confined space entry
• Fall protection
• Mine rescue
• Power line hazards
• Traffic control person
• First-aid
• Occupational Health and Safety Committee Member/Representative/Designate
• Musculoskeletal injury prevention
• Supervisor safety

Employers and supervisors are required to continuously assess the competency of workers to ensure they work safely. If a worker’s competency is not satisfactory, employers and supervisors should take reasonable actions to mitigate the risk of unsafe work.

WorkplaceNL will provide another update if there are further changes. For more information, please contact OHS.Training@workplacenl.ca.
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Update from Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure – March 25, 2020

To help reduce the impact on workers currently certified as Traffic Control Person (TCP) or Temporary Workplace Signer (TWS), Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR, department) has introduced the following temporary measures:

• TCP/TWS certificates which have expired as of March 1, 2020, or in the near future, will remain valid until further notice. Workers are still required to have their certificates on them while performing TCP/TWS duties. They are not required to obtain a new certificate at this time

• Workers requiring a new certificate due to loss or damage, may contact trafficpermits@novascotia.ca to make arrangements until the original Certificate can be printed and mailed.

• The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been notified of the expiry date extension and have agreed to the terms and will not be enforcing expiry dates (as stated above) at this time, but will require workers to have their recently expired certification on their person while performing TCP/TWS duties

• Workers who have never held TCP/TWS certification, will not be allowed to perform TCP/TWS duties until courses resume and they have successfully completed the appropriate TCP/TWS certification.
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Update from Energy Safety Canada – March 23, 2020

Energy Safety Canada has added to the list of certificate extensions and is granting extensions for the following courses:

•H2S Alive
•First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention
•Second Line Supervisors Well Control
•Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Coiled Tubing Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Detection and Control
•Oilfield Driver Awareness
•OSSA Fall Protection
•OSSA Confined Space
•OSSA Elevated Work Platform

For these courses, any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.

OSSA Certifications must bear the holographic OSSA security label and may be validated with the provider that issued the certificate.

Certificates will not be re-printed and no action is required to qualify for the extension. Worker profiles will be updated and can be verified using ESC’s online Certificate Validation tool.

Please visit EnergySafetyCanada.com for further information. You can also reach ESC at 1.800.667.5557
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