COSS®- Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (5-day, In-Person Course)
February 16, 2023
Oklahoma Safety Council
This 5-day course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, face-to-face learning, which is delivered by an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in both construction and general industry. Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Guest speakers from areas such as OSHA and other governmental agencies contribute to enhance the learning experience. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews, and a comprehensive final exam will allow you to demonstrate your competency.
THE COSS PROGRAM IS UNIQUE Not only will you learn how to read and understand the OSHA 1910 and 1926 Code of Federal Regulations and help your company avoid OSHA citations that cost millions of dollars, but more importantly, by learning how to work safely on a job site you can teach your employees and coworkers how to eliminate the risk of fatalities and near misses. Almost 85% of COSS graduates responding to a survey indicated that since taking COSS, their company’s injury rate and/or OSHA recordables have decreased by as much as 25%, and others attest to as much as a 100% decrease! The class also addresses the psychology of safety, the true cost of an accident, hazard recognition, how to start a health and safety program, behavior-based safety, and much more.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE Upon successfully completing the program, you will obtain your National Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) designation. COSS has sought the stamp of approval from third party organizations that help customers sort out the best from the rest. COSS has received national recognition from a variety of organizations. For more information, go to https://coss.net/Recognitions.aspx
PREREQUISITES The only prerequisite for the COSS program is a high school diploma or equivalent. Each class has a mix of non-experienced, first-time safety personnel as well as safety professionals who have been in the safety field for over 20 years. Regardless of the number of years of experience you have in safety, everyone leaves the COSS class with a wealth of knowledge!
Member price: $1,799.00
Non-Member price: $2,299.00
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Because trainers travel from out of state to teach this course, registrations must be received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start date.
CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING AT LEAST 14 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS START DATE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A PARTIAL REFUND.
ALL CANCELLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A $25 PROCESSING FEE. CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED BETWEEN 14 AND 7 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF CLASS WILL BE REFUNDED 50% OF THE COST OF THE CLASS.
CANCELLATIONS MADE LESS THAN 7 DAYS FROM THE START OF CLASS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
The only prerequisite for the COSS program is a high school diploma or equivalent. Each class has a mix of non-experienced, first-time safety personnel as well as safety professionals who have been in the safety field for over 20 years. Regardless of the number of years of experience you have in safety, everyone leaves the COSS class with a wealth of knowledge!
Graduates are required to renew their COSS/COSM credentials every three years. Students should apply for recertification by December 31 of the third full year of their recertification cycle. Visit: Recertification - Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Series (cosstraining.org) for details.
Yes. Virtual courses are available through the Oklahoma Safety Council and are listed in our on-line course catalogue.