Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness Capstone Project

Open Closing on June 8, 2023 / 3 spots left
Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Adeeta Bandoo
Adeeta Bandoo She / Her
  • Graduate; Capstone
  • 13 learners; teams of 3
  • 60 hours per learner
  • Academic credit
Preferred companies
  • Canada
  • Any company type
  • Any
  • 3 projects wanted
Business strategy Communications Operations Project management Workplace health/wellness Law and policy
Project timeline
  • June 9, 2023
    Experience start
  • July 14, 2023
    Capstone Project Proposal
  • July 21, 2023
    Capstone groups begin implementation
  • August 4, 2023
    Dry-run Presentation to Faculty: Week 13 (Second Semester)
  • August 4, 2023
    Capstone groups send final reports and presentation to client
  • August 11, 2023
    Client feedback and final grading
  • August 11, 2023
    Experience end
What can our learners do for your company?

In today's work environment, a balance of work and personal wellness is critical from both the personal and organizational perspective. The Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellness (OHSW) graduate program provides a focused body of knowledge and skills for individuals interested in developing and building their knowledge and skills in occupational health, safety, and wellness.

In teams of 4-5, students from Conestoga College will connect with your organization with the purpose of performing a Health and Safety related consulting assignment or primary research project. The scope and nature of the project can vary widely but it should be related to the highest level critical thinking outcomes listed in the student's course outlines (critical analysis, assess pros and cons, develop a new program or process).

Learner skills
Project planning, Communication, Data analysis, Health and safety assessment
What would your company get at the end of this experience?

Report and Presentation: Students will submit a detailed report (10-12 pages) and present on the outcomes of the project and recommendations. This may include an updated policy document, the outline for a new program, or other deliverables as agreed upon.

Project Examples

Project examples include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct a H&S Audit of current procedures and practices for legal compliance
  • Assess the design, operation of one aspect of the EHS function, recommend changes
  • Design and deliver a H&S training program (WHMIS, Ergonomics, Due Diligence, etc.)
  • Conduct a hazard analysis/ risk assessment and recommend controls to mitigate risk
  • Develop an Emergency Response Plan
  • Implement a Corporate Wellness Initiative

Required questions to apply

Companies must answer the following custom questions in order to apply to this experience:

Assessment/grading of final report and presentation.

Be available to attend kick-off session and final presentation with the students.

Provide a dedicated contact who is available to meet with students onsite (as project requires), provide documentation (as required), answer periodic emails or phone calls over the duration of the project to address students' questions and provide ongoing mentorship.

Be available for a quick phone call with an instructor to initiate your relationship and confirm your scope is an appropriate fit for the course.