< Back to Programs Environmental Health & Safety Technician Diploma (EHST)

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians are in high demand.  This program will provide you with the skills and certifications to prepare you for a career across many industries.

  • Our instructors are graduates of the EHST program. METI is proud that a large part of our team are our own graduates.
  • Learning from certified instructors and have industry-experienced instructors
  • Train in a variety of safety sensitive work practices through theory and hands on training, ensuring optimal preparedness for our graduates to enter the workforce
  • Certifications are from industry recognized safety organizations across Canada
  • Supervisory level training and certifications
  • Training in a modern facility
  • Unlock opportunities in a variety of industries

This Diploma Program provides the certifications to work at home in Nova Scotia or across Canada in Health & Safety and Environmental Services.

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

Bravo Target/ EHST

Bravo-Target Safety recently held a Career Fair at METI and 9 of the 10 Environmental Health & Safety Technician Graduates (Feb. 2018) attended the career fair and were offered safety positions starting this spring.

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
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 Training
Hoisting & Rigging
Lock Out-Tag Out
Basic Blue Print & Plan Reading
Basic Frame Scaffolding Erector & User
Power Line Hazards

Section 3 – Oil Sands SafetyEHSTOSSA Basic Safety Orientation Program (BSO)
OSSA 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 (Enform)
Gas Detection
Nitrogen Safety Training

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 Training

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 LeadershipSafety Training
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

Testimonial: John Donovan (EHST Grad): 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 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