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

The 18 week EHST program provides you with the training you need to become a qualified health & safety technician.  Obtain supervisory level training from our industry experienced and certified instructors through variety of theory and hands on training.  Whether you are upgrading your current skills or beginning a new path, METI will help you get your career started.

A company recently held a Career Fair at METI and the 9 of 10 Environmental Health & Safety Technician Graduates (Feb. 2018) that attended the career fair were offered safety positions starting this spring.
These positions range from Safety Watch, Safety Equipment Technicians to Lead Safety Positions.



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.”    

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 Safety
OSSA 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 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, Paul, Keith & Mike are graduates of our Environmental Health & Safety Technician Diploma? All obtained field experience and are now full-time staff at METI. Maritime Environmental Training Institute is proud that a large part of our team are METI graduates.

*(CRSP) Canadian Registered Safety Professionals Designation
METI’s Environmental Health & Safety Technician Diploma program is a recognized Factor 1, one year OHS program for the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals CRSP designation. Our program helps meet the formal education component in order to be eligible to apply for the CRSP designation.

*Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
The BCRSP sets the standard for the certification of occupational health and safety professionals in Canada to create the healthiest and safest workplaces in the world. Professionalism, high standards, continuous learning, and an established Code of Ethics drive the BCRSP.

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)

Our admissions team is here to help you through our enrollment process and discuss financing/funding options that may be available to you.  Come in to our Sydney Campus at 301 Alexandra Street, call us 902-539-9766, email training@metiatlantic.com or click here.