The COSS series of educational programs will train you in the essentials of safety and health, leadership, communication, and regulatory requirements in a wide variety of work environments. Programs include Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS),SAF Frontline Safety Training (formerly Safe Supervisor) and Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM).
COSS® is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry level person, or for the experienced safety person who needs a refresher on 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.
COSS requires individuals to have a high school diploma or equivalent. COSS is an academically rigorous course that requires nightly reading from a college textbook, daily quizzes, student presentations and a comprehensive written exam.
- COSS: February 3-7, 2020
- COSS: May 11-15, 2020
- COSS: August 3-7, 2020
- COSS: November 16-20, 2020
The COSM program is designed to increase the knowledge and skill competencies of executive-level safety managers. Because of this, a certain amount of prior safety-focused education, certifications or experience must have been obtained as a prerequisite prior to enrollment acceptance.
COSM requires a minimum of 2 years of safety, health and environmental work experience. Participants must complete required assignments in order to receive the final COSM certificate.
Achieving an injury-free workplace takes more than a catchy phrase or one individual championing the cause. It takes a team effort. All workers need to be engaged in the safety culture. Safety leaders understand the pivotal role that frontline supervisors play in shaping the safety mindset in the workforce, and often wish that frontline supervisors understood this as well. SAF Frontline Safety Training (formerly Safe Supervisor) prepares teams to ensure safety is always top of mind.
SAF Frontline Safety Training does not have any specific prerequisites.
- SAF Frontline Safety Training: January 15-17, 2020
- SAF Frontline Safety Training: June 17-19, 2020
- SAF Frontline Safety Training: July 15-17, 2020
- SAF Frontline Safety Training: October 21-23, 2020
- SAF Frontline Safety Training: December 16-18, 2020
The member cost for the SAF Frontline Safety Training class is $525. If you are not a member of the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana, the cost of the course is $675. Simply login to your existing account or create a new account using the link above and select course 13SSUPV in the Class Registration portal.
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