Certified Occupational Safety Specialist®

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (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. The COSS® Program provides students with focused and relevant content that is enforced with concentrated learning activities. The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning, delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews and a comprehensive final exam allow students to demonstrate their competencies in the class. By learning how to promote safety on a jobsite, COSS ® graduates will have the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.

COSS Graduates Will Be Able To:
  • Determine the true cost of accidents

  • Calculate total recordable incident rates

  • Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie

  • Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)

  • Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes 

  • Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes

  • Perform thorough accident investigations

  • Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program

  • Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals

  • Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

Upon completing COSS®, graduates will receive:
  • National COSS® designation 

  • 40 Contact hours approved by CWEA

  • COSS® has no prerequisites for entering, therefore, in each class, we tend to have a mix of non- experienced, first time safety persons, as well as safety professionals who have been in the safety field for 20+ years. But, we have learned that regardless of the number of years of experience you have in safety, everyone leaves the COSS® class with a wealth of knowledge!

Is COSS right for me?

Class Time: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm for 5 days

Price: $2,295.00

NSC Member Price: $1,799.00

Upcoming Classes:
  1. Register Online - Click on a Class Date & Pay With A Credit Card

  2. Download a Fillable .PDF Registration Form

  3. Call Us at 1-800-834-6472 to Register By Phone


This course can also be conducted

at your location.

Contact us today for a price quote.

Registration & Cancellation Policy:

Advance registration for this Certified Occupational Safety Specialist training class is required. Cancellation and Substitution Policy: Pre-registration and payment are required. If you must cancel a course, please do so at least three weeks prior to the course for a full refund. No refunds will be made after three weeks prior to the course. This policy will be enforced, so please plan ahead if you need to cancel your attendance. The NSCNNE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes due to insufficient enrollments.  In the event of inclement weather, the NSCNNE will follow the same closing & delay schedule as announced by the Concord, NH School District.   www.wmur.com/weather/closings.

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Phone: (603) 228-1401

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South Portland, ME 04106

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