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The Environmental Health & Safety Technician provides supervisory level training from our
industry experienced and certified instructors througha 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.


Section 1 – Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and Requirements

  • Orientation
  • WHMIS
  • 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
    • CSTS (Construction Safety Training Systems)
    • ESC Fire Watch (Spark Watch)
    • ESC Confined Space Entry & Monitor

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
  • 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 8, 2021


End Date: July 15, 2021


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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Testimonials

Jamie Buist

I would like to thank METI for the great SAIA scaffold course they put on.  I was able to find work right here in Sydney thanks, METI.
Derek Gouthro – I just received a call from Kiewit (scaffolding).  Thank you,
everyone at M.E.T.I.!

Jamie Buist

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Chad Johnston – Nov 2018:

Hey folks just finishing up my scaffolding course great course to take all the
instructors great people! Big shout out to Gerard, Chris, uncle Harold, Paul, and Brian for making this experience a good one, excellent course folks high
recommend it!

Chad Johnston

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Jolene MacNeil – June 2016: 

As a recent graduate of the SAIA (Scaffold and Access Industry Association) Program (June, 2016) as well as the Environmental Health and Safety Program (fall, 2015).

I just wanted to thank all the dedicated staff at METI, especially Gerard Jessome, for passing along their infinite knowledge, skills and contacts during my training. With Gerard’s assistance, I was offered a position with Brock Canada Field Services immediately following the
completion of my course. As a “mature” female student who has never worked in the oil and gas industry, I believe this opportunity presented itself on the basis of the excellent training provided by METI, and the respect they have earned for producing well qualified graduates. Keep up the great work!

Jolene MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Liam MacNeil – July 2018:

I’d like to thank everyone at METI for the great SAIA Pre-Employment program. Got a job with Redi-Energy on Suncor’s Fort Hills site before the course was even over!

Awesome program, everything we learned in class is being applied daily. Special thanks to Gerard Jessome for being a great instructor and helping me get a job.

Liam MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Elmer Haan  – Sept 2017: 

Program Manager

METI has been providing excellent service, and reliable training for CLAC for many years. Their diverse course offerings, from ESC certifications to SAIA Pre-Employment and journeyperson scaffold training has proven to be extremely valuable to us. Our continued strong relationship with METI allows CLAC members to access training in Eastern Canada. METI instructors are knowledgeable and have shown a real passion for ensuring our members are trained to the highest industry standards. Brian Carrier reviewed METI Maritime Environmental Training Institute — 5 star May 11, 2018. I attended METI's courses and I am very satisfied with the training they gave me. I would like to thank my instructor Gerard Jessome providing me with quality training. I am now a 3rd year scaffolder soon to be journeyman.

METI has been with me every step of the way and has been instrumental in my success. Within 2 months of completing the program, I had found employment. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for Quinn Construction at 28$ per hour. Then I worked for PCL as a second year for 36$ per hour. Then I became third year with a salary of 38,75$ per hour. I am now working for AEcom with an hourly rate of 36$. The drop-in wage aside, with my overtime hours, my income has remained the same.

Thanks to METI, I went from having a job to having a career I am proud of.

Elmer Haan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Mark Callaghan – Sept 2017: 

Project Coordinator
Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services

We have developed a great relationship with METI and their Pre-Employment Scaffolding Program over the past five years. Numerous graduates have been employed by Panels and Pipes and are always very well prepared to begin their careers as Scaffolders. They are well trained, knowing and understanding the basics of scaffolding and how to construct it safely. Along with their SAIA Scaffolding accreditation and added safety certifications METI graduates are always on the top of our list when hiring new Scaffolders.

Mark Callaghan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Keith MacIntyre

This program is hands down the best in the industry. The
training I received prepared me for just about every situation I ran into when I began working in the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I could answer questions without hesitation, and put my words into action. I worked from an entry level safety watch position to a team lead position in my first year, by the end of my third year in the oil patch I was an HSEQ Manager overseeing several sites.

Keith MacIntyre

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Leigh Blinkhorn – June 2017:

When I graduated from the EHST program in 2011, I immediately started work as a Health and Safety Advisor with Commissioning Group. From there, I worked with Kentz, MMR, and KFFT.

My employers were so impressed with the caliber of my training and the working knowledge that I possessed, that they funded further training for me (Tap Root investigation, etc.). I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to teach this program. Their support continued long after I left METI.

Leigh Blinkhorn

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Donna Lea Kehoe – Jan 2018:

In 2015 I had no job, no prospects and not very much self confidence, when I was told about METIs environmental tech. course by Jean Chisholm of Nova Scotia Works. I graduated in July 2015 with alot of tickets but no real idea of what to do with what I had. After many closed doors METI invited me to a job fair for Sulzer Chemtech. After working for them for the last 2 years, I got married in April, I just bought my very first new car and I hope to be in my own home sometime in the not to distant future. I loved my experience at METI & I love my job with Sulzer.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna Lea Kehoe

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Jay Budd – July 2018:

After fulfilling my Environmental Health and Safety Technicians Diploma in
February, I was recently hired on in Saint John, NB with a contracted company, working at the Irving Oil Refinery as a Safety Coordinator! They were very impressed with the number of courses I graduated with. They give you the hands- on experience and plenty of courses you need to get to where ever it is you may want to be! So grateful to have taken this course and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the Safety field!!

Thank you METI

Jay Budd

Environmental Health Safety Technician
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