National Safety Council Principles of Occupational Safety & Health


Monday, March 12-15

8 am to 4:30 pm

2330 Hampton Avenue

 St. Louis, 63139

Certificate with 2.6 CEUs



Course Description

Earn the Certificate in Principles of Safety by successfully completing the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health course. Participants gain a solid knowledge of safety practices and terminology, the confidence needed to implement a comprehensive safety, and the ability communicate an effective safety program.

This course is a great introduction for anyone with safety responsibilities and an excellent review course for those with more experience.

POSH is as a four-day course or four one-day courses.

A resource CD is now included with more than 75 valuable reference documents, including: Self Inspection Checklist, Job Safety Analysis Form, Causal Factors Checklist, and a variety of OSHA tools and fact sheets.



Instructor: John Martens

With over 34 years or Safety experience:  12 as Corporate Manager of Safety and Health, and Advanced Safety Education Instructor with AT&T. John has over 13 years as a Safety Specialist Interstate Safety and Environment.  John is in demand across the midwestern states for his expertise in OSHA courses and National Safety Council courses.  It is a pleasure to have him as an Instructor. 

Who Benefits?

Program material is geared toward safety and health managers, coordinators, specialists and other full-time safety practitioners; safety committee members; operations managers; loss control managers; human resource managers; and anyone else with safety and health responsibilities within an organization..  This program addresses practical approaches to recognizing and eliminating or controlling hazards by managing them through a comprehensive method.

Course Includes:

  • Recordkeeping to prevent injuries and illness ­and meet OSHA requirements

  • Safety inspections

  • Incident investigations

  • Industrial hygiene and HazCom standards

  • Communicating safety messages, increasing employee buy-in

  • Anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to determine an acceptable level of risk

  • Safety teams and safety meetings

  • Ergonomics, including risk factors and corrective actions

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Emergency action plans


Course Materials:

• POSH Participant Guide

• Accident Prevention Manual: Administration & Programs, 13th Edition, on CD

• Accident Prevention Manual: Engineering & Technology, 13th Edition, on CD

 • Injury Facts® CD • Reference Materials CD



*Completion of this course qualifies you to pursue the NSC Advanced Safety Certificate