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Course Description

LSU Professional Development in partnership with the Alliance Safety Council offers you the opportunity to attend Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program. This unique 40-hour program is designed to offer a comprehensive initiation into safety requirements and safety implementation. We offer both in-person and virtual course options. 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.

Course Format Options:
  • Classroom courses - students will participate  in classes held on the LSU campus from 8:00AM- 5:00PM Monday-Friday.
  • Live Online courses - students will participate in a live 6-hour online session via Zoom video conferencing Monday – Friday. Live sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. After each session Monday - 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.
    • Participation in the course will require the following: (needed for virtual course)
      • Computer with reliable Internet access (Laptops and desktop computers only.)
      • Preference: Dual monitor setup or use of multiple devices (computer and mobile device)
      • Web browser
      • Webcam and Microphone
      • Zoom Video Conferencing
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Benefits of achieving the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist designation:
  • Greater recognition.
  • Greater earning potential.
  • Networking across multiple industries.
  • Increased job security.
  • Advanced learning and application of occupational safety.
  • Achieve certification 60 percent faster than similar programs.

What You Will Learn:

Safety Specialist Knowledge
The heart of the COSS program is the solid foundation built on learning to read and apply the OSHA safety and training requirements in 29 CFR 1910 and 1926. Other areas of knowledge covered are:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Amendments to the OSHA Act.
  • 29 CFR 1910 (General Industry) and 1926 (Construction) Standards.
  • OSHA training requirements.
  • Specialized training.
  • OSHA inspections.
  • How to determine applicability.
  • Coordinating multiple worksites.
  • Citations and penalties.
  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements.
  • OSHA 300 requirements.
  • Multi-employer rule.
Safety Specialist Skills
Skills the COSS can expect to learn or enhance:
  • Identification & mitigation of hazards.
  • Hazard analysis.
  • Competent person requirements.
  • Job safety analysis.
  • Pre-job planning.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Safety meetings and briefings.
  • Leadership.
Safety Specialist Essentials
The COSS must have a good working understanding of safety essentials to be effective. COSS graduates will gain total understanding of safety programs that are common to most businesses and industries. Topics include:
  • Fall protection.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Hearing conservation.
  • Most common injuries and hazards.

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

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Mar 11, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Apr 08, 2024 to Apr 12, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Apr 29, 2024 to May 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
May 20, 2024 to May 24, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 03, 2024 to Jun 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Lecture
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 10, 2024 to Jun 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Location
  • Louisiana State University
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
Section Title
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
Type
Live-Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 17, 2024 to Jun 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
PSMOS non-credit $1,799.00
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