Texas A&M University-Texarkana is offering a course in Occupational Safety July 9-13 through its Extended Education and Community Development program.  Successful completion of the course will allow the students to become Certified Occupational Safety Specialists.

According to the press release, Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is a unique, curriculum-based program that builds a solid foundation in both General Industry (CFR 1910) and Construction (CFR 1926) knowledge for the beginning safety practitioner as well as the experienced safety professional. COSS meets the requirements outlined in ANSI Z490.1 – Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, & Environmental Training Standard. The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning, delivered by OSHA- authorized trainers. The course is designed to equip workers with the core competencies they need to succeed in occupational safety and health.



  • 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


The deadline for registration is Thursday, June 14. To register for the class please contact Shelley Caraway at EECD@TAMUT.edu or call 903.334.6683. For more information about the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist course Click Here.

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