Occupational Health & Safety Scholarship Program at Sidra Medicine

What is Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)?

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professionals play a vital role in preventing injuries and illnesses to the workforce. The foundation of occupational health and safety is to identify various hazards in the workplace, assess the associated risk, and implement control measures to minimize the risk of those hazards.

Roles of an OHS Professional:

  • Identify hazards in the workplace
  • Collect samples of potentially toxic materials for analysis
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and government health and safety standards and regulations
  • Design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions
  • Investigate accidents and incidents to identify their causes and to determine how they might be prevented in the future
  • Conduct training on a variety of topics such as emergency preparedness

Skills required to becoming a successful OHS Professional:

  • Investigative skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to function in high-stress situations

Steps to becoming an OHS Professional:

  • Complete a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (2 years program) offered at College of the North Atlantic in Qatar
  • Obtain the OHS license from QCHP (Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners)

Common OHS courses covered in University:

  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Computer Applications
  • Principles of OHS
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health and Law

Career Pathways in OHS:

OHS Professionals can work in a variety of settings that include:

  • Healthcare
  • Construction and manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Government ministries

Career Pathways at Sidra Medicine:

  • Graduate Associate (1 year program)
  • Occupational Health Coordinator
  • Occupational Health Officer
  • Occupational Health Specialist
  • Occupational Health Manager
  • Occupational Health Director

What will Sidra Medicine provide you?

  • Opportunities for continuous professional development and post-graduate studies
  • In-house training courses and workshops
  • Career progression