National Safety Council

NSC Certificate in Principle of Occupational Safety and Health


																			This Certificate gives you knowledge of safety practices and terminology and the skills needed to implement a comprehensive safety process in your organization. You’ll go beyond the basics of compliance and learn best practices to help prevent injuries and related costs.  When you complete this Certificate program, you’ll be able to complete your safety responsibilities with confidence and get positive, measurable results.


Program Objectives

-       Identify motivators and benefits for managing safety efforts and performance.
-	Determine an acceptable level of risk in an organisation and why hazard recognition, 
        evaluation, and control are important elements in hazard prevention.
-	Identify the components of the communication process and improve the effectiveness
         of safety messages.
-	Implement various employee involvement techniques and tools.
-	Prepare for incident investigations.
-	Complete a job safety analysis (JSA).
-	Identify when training is a solution to a safety issue and use job instruction training (JIT)
        as a training tool for employees to safety and efficiently do their jobs.
-	Create an effective safety team and facilitate productive safety meetings.
-	Prepare for a safety inspection.
-	Respond to safety and health regulatory issues and compliance, with emphasis on 
        occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) legislation. 
        Administration, inspections, and basic compliance guidelines.
-	Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control industrial hygiene hazards.
-	Recognize key elements of OSHA’s hazards communication standards.
-	Assess ergonomic risk factors and recommend corrective actions.
-	Determine when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be 
        used and identify several ways to increase employee acceptance of PPE.
-	Identify uses and benefits of record keeping to prevent injuries and illnesses, and 
        meet OSHA requirements.
-	Develop an emergency action plan.
-	Use a safety orientation program to improve employee performance and
         reduce incidents as well as costs.
-	Develop action plans for safety and health needs/ problems in their facility.
-	Apply key elements of a safety and health management system to their own 
        company’s safety and health efforts.	
-	Getting a balanced perspective of the full scope of occupational 
        safety and health issues.
-	Learning to organize and communicate an effective safety program.
-	Learning techniques to identify and target hazards specific to your organization. 
-	Learning ways to take actions to prevent incidents and minimize the
         corresponding costs.
-	Developing a site specific safety plan to gain management’s support for it
-	Applying nine elements critical to an effective safety management system. 
-	Addressing priority compliance standards and planning for inspection
-	Leading a successful safety team and facilitating productive safety meetings
-	Involving employees in safety processes such as safety inspections, 
        safety committees and employee orientations
-	Using a internationally renowned method for job safety analysis that helps 
        you develop safe operating procedures
-	Investigating incidents using a systematic approach and root cause 
        analysis to prevent injuries
-	Recognizing, evaluating and controlling ergonomic hazards	

Program Contents

-       Principles of occupational safety and health management
-	Hazard recognition, evaluation, and control
-	Safety communication
-	Employee involvement
-	Incident reporting and investigation
-	Job safety analysis
-	Safety training
-	Safety teams
-	Safety inspections
-	Introduction to OSHA
-	Fundamentals o industrial hygiene
-	The hazard communication standard
-	Ergonomics
-	Personal protective equipment
-	Injury and illness recordkeeping for OSHA
-	Emergency action planning
-	Safety orientation
-	Creating a safety and health plan for managing action 
-	Safety management system

Assessment and Certification

																			Assessment is  in the form of a pre-test, post - test and action plan. Candidates will be awarded completion certificates upon passing the examination.

Target Audience

Safety specialists, production administrators, maintenance technicians, and human resources, operations, or safety management personnel. The Certificate is a great introduction for anyone with safety responsibilities and an excellent review course for those with more experience.

Entry Requirements

																			1.	Applicant must meet necessary standards of English language.
2.	Applicants are preferred to complete an IOSH Working Safely or equivalent course.