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Safety Training for Occupational Safety and Health Professionals

Whether experienced or novice, we have the classroom training you need.




We provide:

  • Certificate programs

  • Regulatory compliance training both OSHA and DOT

  • Employee training

  • Best safety practices training

  • Management training

  • Power Industrial Truck (PIT) training for forklift and related equipment

  • Standard First Aid and CPR/AED courses

  • Consulting Services


The NSC Advanced Safety Certificate™ (ASC) program is a nationally recognized safety curriculum based on proven best practices. The ASC program builds upon knowledge of compliance requirements to further your safety education. It also sharpens leadership skills to drive fundamental safety change throughout your organization.

For individuals on a safety career path, this program provides a starting point, a clear roadmap, and best-in-class educational experiences to meet many industry-leading certification requirements.


ASC Curriculum

The ASC Curriculum provides an in-depth look at the issues safety practitioners face every day and offers proven approaches and solutions. The core course (POSH) provides a solid foundation of knowledge to meet all safety challenges, and the electives allow for more in-depth review of specific safety topics. Through 12 training days and 7.8 CEUs, this popular safety certificate program will help you direct your organization's comprehensive safety plan with greater efficiency and success.


How to Earn the Advanced Safety Certificate:


STEP 1 (required):

Complete the following prerequisite four-day course (2.6 CEUs):


Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH)



Select any combination of the four- and one-day courses listed below for a total of 12 training days and 7.8 CEUs.


Four-day courses – 2.6 CEUs/four days

  • Safety Management Techniques

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

  • Safety Training Methods

One-day courses – 0.65 CEUs/one day

  • Safety Inspections

  • Incident Investigation

  • Job Safety Analysis

  • Ergonomics: Managing for Results

  • Team Safety

*All courses must be completed in a five-year period.



POSH is a 4 day, (2.6 CEUs) comprehensive training program based on the National Safety Council’s Accident Prevention Manuals.  The POSH addresses the technical and human relations aspects of occupational safety and health.  Students learn to apply the essential terminology, principles, and practices of occupational safety and health to the special needs of the organization.

Four-Day Courses



SMT is a 4 day (2.6 CEUs) – the course that enhances your safety management skills!  SMT will help you maximize your organization’s safety and health efforts by addressing administrative, technical, and cultural elements.



FIH is a 4 day (2.6 CEUs) - is an Industrial Hygiene course that will develop your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles, and practices. The four-day course covers 15 topics and examines four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort: anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control. 



STM is a 4 day (2.6 CEUs) – course teaches you how to create, select and deliver training that engages employees and improves safety performance.  STM covers needs analysis, performance objectives, instructional strategy and methods, content, delivery and costs.


One-Day Courses


Ergonomics is a one (1) day course (0.65 CEUs) – teaches you how to recognize risk factors, conduct a worksite analysis, evaluate and rank hazards, access control methods, and identify steps to implement a successful program.


Incident Investigation is a one (1) day course (0.65 CEUs) – covers the why, who, when, what, and how of each situation – and helps you determine a course of action to prevent it from occurring again.


Job Safety is a one (1) day course (0.65 CEUs) – is a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs.  JSA offers an overview of the process and shows you how to make it work for your organization.


Safety Inspections is a one (1) day course (0.65 CEUs) – addresses the essential skills needed for conducting various types of inspections and taking measures to correct any hazards identified.


Team Safety is a one (1) day course (0.65 CEUs) – helps you get the most from your members.  You’ll learn to create an effective safety team, identify training and development needs of your team members, build stronger meeting management skills and strengthen your communication skills to conduct more productive team meetings.


Accident Investigation is a four (4) hour course and is designed to provide information to help understand why accidents occur in the workplace and how to avoid them in the future.

Occupational Safety and Health Courses



Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needle sticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.


In this four (4) hour course, workers learn to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, implement an exposure control plan for the worksite with details on employee protection measures. They will learn about engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, employee training, medical surveillance, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other provisions as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).


Training Requirements - Training shall be provided as follows: At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place; At least annually thereafter. Annual training for all employees shall be provided within one year of their previous training. Employers shall provide additional training when changes such as modification of tasks or procedures or institution of new tasks or procedures affect the employee’s occupational exposure. The additional training may be limited to addressing the new exposures created. 



OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulations in General Industry and Construction (29 CFR 1910.146 and 1926 Subpart AA) is a four (4) hour class, created to help prevent these incidents, and can help you put the regulation into practice and save lives.  Confined spaces incidents aren’t the most common, but they can be the deadliest. 


You’ll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.


Training Requirements - The employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section. Training shall be provided to each affected employee; Before the employee is first assigned duties under this section; Before there is a change in assigned duties; Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained; Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures or that there are inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of these procedures.


This four (4) hour education program teaches the employees safe practices for working with or near electrical equipment with a review of lockout/tagout procedures and more.  


It addresses OSHA’s General Industry electrical standards contained in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S (OSHA also has electrical standards for construction and maritime, but recommends that employers in these industries follow the general industry electrical standards whenever possible for hazards that are not addressed by their industry-specific standards), and the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standard, 29 CFR 1910.147.


Training Requirements - The training requirements contained in this section apply to employees who face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements of 1910.303 through 1910.308. The training required by this section shall be of the classroom or on-the-job type. The degree of training provided shall be determined by the risk to the employee.



This four (4) hour course instructs participants in the highlights of OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and notices), letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to eye and face protection for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, Longshoring, and Construction.


Additionally, they will learn how to reference aids in recognizing and evaluating eye and face hazards and provides possible solutions for these hazards.


Training Requirements - Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132 General requirements. The employer shall provide training to each employee who is required to use PPE before being allowed to perform work requiring the use of PPE. When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required, the employer shall retrain each such employee.


FORKLIFT TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178)

The Lift Truck Operator Training is a comprehensive four (4) hour course designed for both new and experienced lift truck operators. 


This information-packed classroom course encourages participants to observe, analyze and discuss recommended safety practices.  Complete with valuable OSHA reminder points.


Training Requirements – Before the use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines, the employer shall ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation.



(OSHA Standards - General Industry 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z; Shipyard Employment 29 CFR 1915 Subpart Z; Marine Terminals 29 CFR 1917 Subpart B; Longshoring 29 CFR 1918 Subpart I; Construction Industry 29 CFR 1926 Subpart D.)


Hazcom - the “Employee’s Right to Know Law” is a four (4) hour course which teaches participants the essentials of working with chemicals required to be used on the job.


The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Participants will receive updates to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on reading, classifying chemicals, and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.


Training Requirements - 1910.1200 Hazard Communication. Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area.


LOCKOUT/TAGOUT - Control of Hazardous Energy

This is a four (4) hour course designed to help understand key elements of the OSHA LO/TO regulation covering General Industry (29 CFR 1910); Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917); Longshoring (29 CFR 1918); Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926). 


Lockout/Tagout is one of OSHA’s Top 10 “Most Serious Violations” and Top 10 “Most Often Cited Violations”.  Our facilitators will break down the regulation and answer your site-specific questions. 

Training Requirements – 1910.147 The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout). The employer shall provide training to ensure that the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage, and removal of energy controls are acquired by employees. Retraining shall be provided for all authorized and affected employees whenever there is a change in their job assignments, a change in machines, equipment or processes that present a new hazard, or when there is a change in the energy control procedures. Additional retraining shall also be conducted whenever a periodic inspection reveals, or whenever the employer has reason to believe, that there are deviations from or inadequacies in the knowledge or use of the energy control procedures. The retraining shall reestablish employee proficiency and introduce new or revised control methods and procedures, as necessary. The employer shall certify that employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date.


OSHA RECORDKEEPING - Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

OSHA Recordkeeping standard 29 CFR 1904 requires most employers with 10 or more employees to follow this requirement of recordkeeping.


This four (4) hour course teaches OSHA recordkeeping requirements and how to work with the forms required (300, 300A, and 301). Learn which injuries are recordable or considered first-aid. You will also learn when you are supposed to contact OSHA in the event of a fatality or severe injuries, and the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) for electronic submission of records. Case studies will be used to discuss when to record or not record as to help you not over the record or under record.


Training Requirements – OSHA requirements for maintaining and posting records of occupational injuries and illnesses, and reporting specific cases to OSHA requires employers to have the ability to identify OSHA requirements for recordkeeping, posting and reporting and to complete OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and OSHA Form 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report. The standard changes frequently, and to understand those changes training may be required more often than other standards in the OSH Act.


[General Industry (29 CFR 1910); Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915); Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917); Longshoring (29 CFR 1918).]


This four (4) hour education program helps work with the employee to teach them the importance of PPE and its proper use and fitting.  This program will help meet OSHA training requirements, and It covers PPE for the eye, face, head, hand, and foot.


Training Requirements - Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132 General requirements. The employer shall provide training to each employee who is required to use PPE before being allowed to perform work requiring the use of PPE. When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required, the employer shall retrain each such employee.



This four (4) hour course addresses the needs of the general industry.  The mechanics of Slips, Trips and Falls, causes, identification of hazards and avoidance are a few key areas covered in this course.


Participants will review the basic concepts involved with slips, trips, and falls (STFs), review the fundamental elements of Subpart D (Walking-Working Surfaces) and identify the corresponding safety and health requirements. Subpart D is composed of several standards, 29 CFR 1910.21-.30, which address different types of walking and working surfaces.


Training Requirements - Before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training for each employee. OSHA published the final rule (update to the Standard) on November 18, 2016, and it became effective on January 17, 2017. Some employees may need additional training/retraining to comply with the elements of Subpart D.


ARC FLASHElectrical Standard

An arc flash or blast can reach temperatures up to 35,000°F, capable of igniting clothing or causing second- or third-degree burns to exposed skin. Conductive tools or materials worn by workers can create a pathway for the flow of electricity, leading to severe injury and possible death.


This four (4) hour refresher course reviews the OSHA Subpart ‘S’ Electrical Standards of working with and around electrical equipment. With discussions about the NFPA 70E-2004 consensus standard.


Training Requirements - The training requirements contained in this section apply to employees who face a risk of electric shock. Other employees who also may reasonably be expected to face comparable risk of injury due to electric shock or other electrical hazards must also be trained. Qualified persons (i.e. those permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts) shall, at a minimum, be trained as determined by the risk to the employee. National Consensus, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 70, National Electrical Code, and 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.




OSHA 10-Hour General Industry or Construction are two (2) days courses – improves your compliance efforts – get an overview of OSHA standards, policies and procedures.  Successful completion qualifies you for the OSHA 10-Hour Card which shows workers and employers that you are serious about safety. A good course for a serious safety committee at your job site.



These thirty (30) hour/4-day General Industry or Construction courses cover in-depth review of OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as industry’s best practices in safety and health principles. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as your guide.


Training Requirements – It is recommended in order to stay up-to-date on the changes in the OSH Act, that these courses be repeated every three years, and replacement cards may only be issued for training which took place within the last 5 years.

*These courses can be adjusted to cover your site-specific hazards.






When you offer first-responder training to your employees, you demonstrate your commitment to their safety and health.  It is clearly documented that immediate, trained responders, means less severe injuries – and fewer fatalities on the job site.  This means lower worker’s compensation, medical, insurance and lost production and time costs to you! 


Standard First Aid and CPR courses meet all OSHA requirements.  Many of the National Safety Council’s arrays of programs for pediatric and adult certification are available in your classroom, ours, or online. Information about training, related textbooks and products, can be accessed by contacting our office at 314-621-9200.


Training Requirements – OSHA's standards for first aid training in general industry, 29 CFR 1910.151(b), and in the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.50(c) provides that “in the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital…emergency medical services must be available within 3-4 minutes, if there is no employee on the site who is trained to render first aid…OSHA recognizes that a somewhat longer response time of up to 15 minutes may be reasonable in workplaces, such as offices, where the possibility of such serious work-related injuries is more remote.” National Safety Council courses are good for two years CPR/AED.



National Safety Council’s Flagger program four (4) hour course is nationally recognized and meets or exceeds the Federal Highway Administration’s MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and ANSI standard ISEA-107-2015. 


This course is a must for novice construction work zone flaggers in both one- and two-person flagging operations, and their supervisors. Experienced flaggers can attend this course as a refresher. All attendees receive a certificate of course completion. Managing vehicle traffic is one of the most important – and dangerous – operations while working on the road.  It uses best practices and performance-based testing to promote safe and consistent techniques for moving traffic through work zones.


*National Safety Council has additional comprehensive, skill-building courses that meet the Federal Highway Administration's MUTCD guidelines and the American National Standards Institute requirements like Flagger Training Instructor Course and Temporary Traffic Control Design & Supervision. Information about training, related textbooks and products can be accessed by contacting our office at 314-621-9200.


OVERHEAD CRANE TRAINING - Overhead and Gantry Cranes (29 CFR 1910.179)

In partnership with Konecranes Company, the Safety Council offers the following cost-effective classes: Overhead Crane Basic Rigging; Overhead Crane Inspection, and Overhead Crane Inspection Re-certification.


Training Requirements – 29 CFR 1910.179(b)(8) requires that only designated personnel to be permitted to operate a crane. OSHA defines designated at 1910.179(a)(35) as selected or assigned by the employer or the employer's representative as being qualified to perform specific duties. Site and equipment specific employer training must be developed in order to qualify designated personnel in operation of a crane.




In collaboration with St. Louis University, the St. Louis Area OSHA office, and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Safety Council will host the Annual Greater St. Louis Safety and Health Conference where many seminars and classes are taught in a concentrated format.  Please see the Conference tab for more information.





The Coaching Series offers a vast array of driver related programs which may be purchased separately, conducting your own training, through a train-the-trainer program, or with our instructors training your personnel at a mutually agreed upon location.  Some of these programs are Lift Truck; SUV, Van & 15 Passenger Driver programs; a multitude of specialty truck driver programs, Professional Truck Driver, Straight Truck Driver, and Maintenance Vehicle Driver – just to mention a few.



This four (4) hour program meets or exceeds all DOT requirements for Entry Level CDL training to include: driver qualification, driver wellness, hours of service, and whistleblower protection.



The National Safety Council’s eight (8) or four (4) hour Driver Improvement Program is approved throughout the United States for insurance rate or driving record point reduction.  These courses should be part of every experienced driver’s education and develop avoidance behavior and safe driving practices.  Teaching it to your drivers can significantly reduce the number of collisions and citations they experience.


A vast array of specialty and classic defensive driving courses, DDC-4 and DDC-8 are available either through regularly scheduled classes or upon request.  Some of these specialty classes include 15 Passenger Van drivers, Alive at 25, Emergency Vehicle Drivers (CEVO), with one-on-one driver assessments also available.  Large and small group classes are offered to Safety Council members at discounted rates.)

 *NOTE: The DDC-8 or DDC-4 is appropriate for clients that have traffic violations in Missouri, Illinois and other states requiring 4, 6 or 8 hours of driver improvement training.  Many insurance companies offer a discount for those who successfully completed DDC-8.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.



OSHA Training

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OSHA Training

First Aid

Defensive Driving

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