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Occupational Safety Manager Certificate

LSU Professional Development in partnership with the Alliance Safety Council offers you the opportunity to attend the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) program. As safety professionals move along in their career path they are in need of training designed for a high-level safety manager. This advanced level safety program consists of five 8-hour modules. This unique 40-hour, five-day program is designed to build core competencies in the field of safety management. It examines current thinking and explores “cutting edge” principles regarding safety theory as well as the application of these principles to safety related knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to effectively manage safety departments in organizations. Instructional elements of the program are based on application and reinforcement that build on each other.

Program participants will, among meeting other key objectives, learn to develop strategies for achieving safety-related goals in business environments by:

  • Developing clear objectives, goals, strategies and measures for integrating health safety and environment into the culture of the organization
  • Creating specific methods for promoting occupational health, safety and environmental program initiatives to organizational decision makers by developing and communicating the safety message
  • Developing a comprehensive safety management system that is capable of assuring that overall safety, by whatever measure is improved in the organization
  • Understanding different aspects of risk and learning how to effectively manage these risks
  • Explore various techniques for preventing accidents, along with managing accidents and claims

Participants must complete the following five (5) modules in the 40 hour course to earn the COSM certificate:

  1. Essentials of Safety Management
  2. Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success
  3. Managing Risk & Safety Finances
  4. Communicating the Safety Message
  5. Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline

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  • Essentials of Safety Management —Module 1
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success —Module 2
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances —Module 3
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline — Module 4
  • Communicating the Safety Message —Module 5

In order to receive the COSM industry designation you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete all five modules
  • Turn in all completed assignments
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of safety, health and environmental work experience
Why choose LSU?

LSU Professional Development is committed to providing you with the latest tools you need to stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.

We offer courses and certificate programs that target high-value, highly practical information that can be applied immediately.

Our instructors are select LSU faculty and proven professionals from business, industry, academia, and leading consulting firms from across the nation.

You can be confident when you team up with LSU we will provide your professionals with a high-quality educational program.

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