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Occupational Safety Specialist

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Master Core Competencies in Occupational Safety and Health

LSU Professional Development is proud of our partnership with the Alliance Safety Council and to extend you the opportunity to attend the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) program. COSS is a nationally recognized 40-hour, a five-day training program designed by safety professionals for the entry-level person or for the experienced safety person who needs a refresher in 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. Unlike other safety designations, where there is no training involved, the curriculum-based format of the COSS program involves hands-on, in-class, instructor-led training.

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Curriculum: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®)

This unique certificate program consists of one 40-hour course taken over the course of 5 days. Topics covered will include but are not limited to:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • 29 CFR 1910 (General Industry) and 1926 (Construction) Standards
  • Coordinating multiple worksites
  • Citations and penalties
  • Hazard analysis
  • Job safety analysis

Both in-person and virtual course options are available, with virtual courses being offered in real-time during live classes with our expert COSS instructors.

Learning Outcomes

What will I learn from the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®)?

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Develop a written safety plan
  • Deliver safety training and evaluate effectiveness
  • Identify and mitigate hazards

Cost: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®)

The cost for this 40-hour program is $1,799.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®)

The virtual option requires a computer with internet access, an Internet browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer), webcam and microphone, Zoom account and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund & Cancellation Policy:Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®)

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change. See the most updated policies.