Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2019/2020)
23 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Occupational Health and Safety

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The Master of Occupational Health and Safety is an interdisciplinary program providing advanced-level study of multiple aspects of occupational health and safety (OHS). The course offerings will cover a wide range of OHS issues seen from a broadly interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on the history and social science of OHS, workplace organization, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases, ergonomics, and occupational hygiene.

The following regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

23.1 Administration
  1. The program shall be administered by a Director, who reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Director shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies after consultation with the deans of appropriate academic units and with the community of occupational health and safety researchers and stakeholders both within and outside the University.

  2. An Administrative Committee shall be appointed by The Dean of Graduate Studies consisting of the Director, faculty members with an interest in Occupational Health and Safety from at least four of the following academic units - Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, Human Kinetics and Recreation, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing. It will be chaired by the Director and will review academic, administrative, resource, and strategic planning issues related to the program.

  3. A Community Advisory Board in Occupational Health and Safety shall be established for the purpose of obtaining feedback on the program. The Board will consist of a broad cross-section of members from the occupational health and safety community both within and outside the University who shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director. The Advisory Board will be chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies or delegate.