In response to an increased dialogue on psychological health and safety in the workplace, the University of Fredericton (UFred) and WorkSafeNB have been working together to provide New Brunswick workplaces with improved access to training and resources.
Effective immediately, New Brunswick employers and employees can register for programs related to workplace psychological health and safety at 80% off UFred’s standard tuition rates.
Course costs range from $59.80 for a single course to $575 for a bundle of five, compared to $299 to $2,875 respectively.
“We want workplaces to have the necessary education and tools to help them develop a positive workplace culture - one that keeps employees psychologically healthy, safe and injury-free,” said Douglas Jones, WorkSafeNB’s president and CEO. “This is another step to increase awareness of psychological wellness and injury prevention.”
“We’re pleased the University of Fredericton, known for its excellent online education in this field, is offering New Brunswick workplaces this opportunity,” he added. “We expect this to be helpful to both small and large businesses in our province.”
The University of Fredericton offers certificate, diploma and degree programs in a fully online environment. It has developed its psychological health and safety programs with leading experts in the field, and has focused the programs on helping both employees and employers create a safer workplace environment.
“Since the launch of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in 2013, UFred has been actively engaged in developing educational programs that help Canadian employers protect the psychological safety of their workers,” said Dr. Sheri McKillop, vice-president of Academics at the University of Fredericton.
“We are thrilled to help increase awareness of psychological health and safety and look forward to the positive impacts this will have on New Brunswick workplaces.”
Course details are available at the University of Fredericton website.