To earn your NSC Advanced Safety Certificate, select and complete any combination of the four-day courses below or the one-day classes for a total of 12 training days.

The certificate in Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) is an intensive four-day course covering 19 topics that provide a solid understanding of fundamentals of workplace safety and health. The course focuses on best practices for implementing and managing a safety program.

POSH is a great introduction for anyone new to safety responsibilities and an excellent review for experienced safety practitioners. You will learn: 

  • How to examine prior incidents to help you avoid mistakes and maximize the effectiveness of your safety initiatives
  • Record-keeping to prevent injuries and meet OSHA requirements
  • How to develop and emergency action plan
  • How to plan and conduct safety inspections
  • The impact of industrial hygiene and HazCom standards on your safety plan

Safety Management Techniques training takes a balanced approach to safety management. This four-day course addresses administrative, technical and cultural issues, helping you effectively manage projects and employees.

Through discussions and in-class activities this course teaches winning strategies you can easily and cost-effectively implement for your company. You’ll gain the tools and skills to enhance your safety management techniques and influence your organization’s safety and health efforts. You will learn: 

  • How the key elements in safety, health and management influence your organization’s safety management focus
  • How to identify characteristics of an effective safety management system
  • The roles and responsibilities of safety professionals
  • The four requirements for creating a positive safety culture
  • Strategies and steps necessary for creating individual and organizational change

Learn how to plan, organize, create and deliver performance-based safety training that truly engages employees and improves your organization’s safety practices. Safety Training Methods course provides a solid understanding of needs analysis, performance objectives, instructional strategy and methods, content, delivery evaluation and costs, so you can make educated decisions about the safety training needs for your workforce.

This four-day training is challenging and interactive. It combines instructor-led training with group and independent activities, providing an opportunity to apply concepts to a variety of safety and health scenarios. This course will cover all the issues you’ll likely face as the person responsible for safety training. You will learn: 

  • How to complete a training needs analysis
  • How to plan and design a training program applicable to your work environment
  • The five phases of the performance-based training process
  • Strategies and methods that address adult learning needs
  • How to identify training and non-training solutions for safety and health issues in your workplace
  • How to calculate direct and indirect training costs

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course will develop your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles and practices. NSC is offering Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene as a virtual, four-day course covering 15 topics and four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort: anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control. You’ll be brought up to speed on anatomy and physiology, as well as chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards in the workplace.

Taught in an interactive format supported by case studies, group discussions and equipment demonstrations, this is an essential course, especially for those with limited industrial hygiene training or experience. You will learn: 

  • How to distinguish chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards
  • How to conduct an industrial hygiene needs analysis
  • When to use a qualified/certified industrial hygienist
  • Basic anatomy and physiology associated with routes of entry and toxicology
  • Hazard evaluation techniques
  • Emerging trends in combustible dust, hexavalent chromium, flavorings-related lung disease, bioterrorism, nanotechnology and pandemic influenza
  • How to use essential monitoring equipment