COSS Certification

What participants will learn

The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist course consists of Five 8-Hour Days, a total of 40 Hours. The Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Program is designed for those in the safety and health field that coordinate the successful implementation of corporate safety and health plans; coordinate and maybe even conduct safety and health training; and/or provide support to safety and training managers. By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates have the knowledge to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.

COSS Certification Course Awareness Level Topics:

  • 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 CFRs (both construction and general industry).
  • Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in changes that are required.
  • Perform risk analyses for key jobs and processes.
  • Perform complete accident investigations.
  • Develop and implement a safety audits and inspections program.
  • Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain company safety plans and manuals.
  • Achieve OSHA “competent person” status.

Companies recognizing COSS Certification Training:

  • Determine the true cost of accidents.
  • Dow Chemical
  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell Oil and Products
  • Turner Industries
  • BASF Corporation
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Coca-Cola
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • NASA Research Center
  • US Coast Guard
  • Achieve OSHA “competent person” status.

Virtual Class

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 participate in a live 6-hour online session via Zoom video conferencing Monday through Friday. Live sessions begin at 8 a.m. Central Time (9 a.m. Eastern). After each session Monday through 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.

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COSS does NOT replace contractors’ and owners’ specific training programs and do not authorize employees to do work. The employer must provide the employee with proper training for the specific job.