Course Description

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 is offered in 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 complete the following modules in the 40 hour course to earn the COSM certificate:
  • Essentials of Safety Management
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances
  • Communicating the Safety Message
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline
Prerequisites: In order to receive the COSM industry certificate you must meet the following criteria:
  • Turn in all completed assignments
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of safety, health and environmental work experience

Course Format Option:

  • In-person courses are offered on the LSU campus from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
  • Virtual students will participate in a five live 8-hour online session via Zoom video conferencing. Live sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. CST. You will be sent a zoom link to join the live course prior to the scheduled start.
    • Participation in the course will require the following: (needed for virtual course)
      • Computer with reliable Internet access (Laptops and desktop and computers only)
      • Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer)
      • Webcam and Microphone
      • Download a free Zoom Account prior to the course
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

For more information about this course, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers
M, T, W, Th, F
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Apr 24, 2023 to Apr 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Louisiana State University
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
PSMMM non-credit $1,999.00
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