Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
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 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!
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Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM)
The Certificate for Occupational Safety ManagersTM (COSM) program is an advanced, executive-level safety program consisting of 40 hours of specialized training. For participants who are currently an executive-level safety manager, this program will assist in identifying competencies that need to be strengthened.
- Essentials of Safety Management - Explores the scope and function of the safety position according to established health and safety benchmarks. Students assess personal competencies within the categories of foundation, core, technical and executive abilities. It also addresses leadership versus management roles.
- Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success - Teaches the importance of benchmarking your company Safety Management System (SMS) against quality safety systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM), ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001.
- Managing Risk & Safety Finances - Explores accident causation theories, shows how to measure and manage the hazards that create risk, how to budget to eliminate them and provides templates to accomplish the task.
- Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline - Explains how the concept of injury management has greatly expanded into what is now described as an Integrated Disability Management System (IDMS). It stresses the use of lagging indicators to drive effective incentive and recognition programs.
- Communicating the Safety Message - Focuses on communicating within all levels of the organization and explores the critical steps to planning effective safety communications. Students develop and deliver a one-minute elevator pitch after learning key concepts for presenting to high-level executives.
In order to receive the final COSM certificate: participants must have a minimum of two years of safety, health and environmental work experience; complete 40 hours of training; and turn in all completed assignments.A workbook is provided to each student along with a Web address, which is needed to access the electronic post-session assignments, support documents and useful tools.
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