Course Outline: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning
Duration: 5.00 Day(s)
Students will learn Safety Coordinator 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.
Who Should Attend:
The COSS must have a good working understanding of the essential safety programs that are common to most all business and industry. Some of the topics covered are: Hazard communication, Competent person requirements, Fall protection, Hearing conservation, Common injuries and hazards, and Safety Coordinator Roles. The role of the COSS will vary from setting to setting, but the COSS program will help to prepare safety coordinators for all types of application. You will gain experience in: Effective safety committees, Delivering safety training, Accident investigations, Worker’s compensation claims, Safety rules & regulations, Emergency response plans, Evaluating effectiveness, and Developing a written safety plan.
At Course Completion:
Skills the COSS can expect to learn or enhance: Job planning, Hazard analysis, Job safety analysis, How to conduct effective safety meetings and briefings, Leadership, Communication skills, Presentation skills, Pre-job planning, and Safety Coordinator Essentials.
Lesson 1: Safety Specialist Knowledge
OSHA 300 requirements
State specific safety requirements
Coordinating multiple worksites
Citations & penalties
Lesson 2: Safety Specialist Essential
Competent person requirements
Common injuries and hazards
Lesson 3: Safety Specialist Skills
Job safety analysis
How to conduct effective safety meetings and briefings
Lesson 4: Safety Specialist Roles
Effective safety committees
Delivering safety training
Worker’s compensation claims
Safety rules & regulations
Emergency response plans
Developing a written safety plan
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