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Certified Occupational Safety Specialist®       (COSS®)

Virtual Instructor-Led Class

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry level person, or for the experienced safety person who needs a refresher on safety.

Its main objective is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health. The COSS® Program provides students with focused and relevant content that is enforced with concentrated learning activities. The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning, delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews and a comprehensive final exam allow students to demonstrate their competencies in the class. By learning how to promote safety on a jobsite, COSS ® graduates will have the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.

COSS Graduates Will Be Able To:
  • Determine the true cost of accidents

  • Calculate total recordable incident rates

  • Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie

  • Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)

  • Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes 

  • Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes

  • Perform thorough accident investigations

  • Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program

  • Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals

  • Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

Upon completing COSS®, graduates will receive:
  • National COSS® designation 

  • 40 Contact hours approved by CWEA

  • COSS® has no prerequisites for entering, therefore, in each class, we tend to have a mix of non- experienced, first time safety persons, as well as safety professionals who have been in the safety field for 20+ years. But, we have learned that regardless of the number of years of experience you have in safety, everyone leaves the COSS® class with a wealth of knowledge!

Is COSS right for me?

Price: $2,299.00

NSC Member Price: $1,799.00

Virtual Instructor-led COSS Classes

Virtual COSS® courses are offered in real-time during live classes with our expert COSS Instructors. The week-long course features the same innovative and rigorous curriculum as our in-person COSS training with digital coursework that includes daily compliance moments and proctored exams.

Students will participate in a live 6-hour online session via Zoom video conferencing Monday – Friday. Live sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time). After each session Monday - Thursday, students can work on their own time to complete daily exercises and readings. On the final day, students will participate in an additional 2-hour Zoom session to complete final graded activities including the final exam, final compliance moment, and safety presentation.

Participation in the course will require the following:

·  Computer with reliable Internet access (Laptops and desktop computers only.)

·  Preference: Dual monitor setup or use of multiple devices (computer and mobile device)

·  Web browser

·  Webcam and Microphone

·  Zoom Video Conferencing

·  Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Upcoming Virtual Classes:

Virtual Class Times: 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm for 5 days

In-Person Classes:
  • TBD- If you are interested in an in-person training or would like to schedule a group training, please contact our office.

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