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Certified Safety Specialist

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Intuitive Safety Solutions, Inc
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

10 skill sets | 92 total skills
Identify Safety and Health Hazards - 562 req. hrs
Perform visual workplace inspections
Conduct workplace interviews and inquiries
Document safety and health inspection hazards
Review safety recommendations and requirements (e.g., manufacturer, and regulatory)
Review safety documentation
Collect physical samples (e.g., silica, lead, and chemical)
Measure workplace conditions (e.g., air, temperature, and distance)
Perform Administrative Activities - 563 req. hrs
Respond to stakeholder inquiries
Prepare written correspondence
Schedule safety and health activities (e.g., safety meetings, trainings, vendors)
Participate in enforcement actions
Prepare safety meeting agendas and minutes
Participate in staff meetings (e.g., department, safety, and tool box)
Prepare safety and health presentations
Maintain safety and health records
Prepare safety and health data tables
Complete safety and health expense reports
Document safety and health sampling/measuring procedures
Evaluate Safety and Health Hazards - 375 req. hrs
Measure safety and health hazard severity
Evaluate safety and health hazards
Analyze workplace exposure data
Verify safety and health hazard controls
Conduct hazard risk analysis
Assess safety and health program effectiveness (e.g., confined space, hearing, and personal protective equipment (PPE))
Summarize hazard evaluation findings
Report hazard evaluation findings
Control Safety and Health Hazards - 375 req. hrs
Participate in task hazard analysis
Participate in chemical hazard analysis
Participate in ergonomic hazard analysis
Identify root cause of task hazards
Identify hazard control methods (e.g., engineering, work practice, and administrative)
Develop task hazard control plan
Implement hazard control procedures
Monitor hazard control procedures
Prepare hazard abatement report
Facilitate Safety and Health Training - 375 req. hrs
Identify safety and health training needs
Develop safety and health training programs
Select safety and health training sources
Provide safety and health trainings
Evaluate safety and health training results
Maintain safety and health training records
Schedule safety and health refresher trainings
Monitor Safety and Health Performance - 375 req. hrs
Maintain compliance with safety and health reporting requirements
Track safety and health incidents
Conduct safety and health trend analysis
Create safety and health checklists
Conduct safety and health inspections
Conduct safety and health audits
Verify preventive maintenance activities
Manage medical surveillance programs
Track safety and health corrective actions
Maintain safety and health sampling equipment
Perform Safety and Health Investigations - 375 req. hrs
Secure incident scene
Preserve physical evidence
Document physical evidence
Collect physical evidence
Interview involved parties
Obtain written statements (e.g., witness, management, and employee)
Analyze collected data (e.g., physical, photos, and measurements)
Identify root cause(s) of incident
Establish corrective actions
Prepare incident report
Manage corrective actions
Participate in Professional Development - 375 req. hrs
Obtain safety and health credentials
Maintain safety and health credentials
Participate in professional organizations (e.g., American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and National Safety Council (NSC))
Build health and safety network
Assess continuing education needs
Participate in training events (e.g., vendors, organizations, and businesses)
Attend safety and health conferences
Participate in professional development review
Manage Safety and Health Programs - 375 req. hrs
Determine safety and health program needs
Develop safety and health programs
Implement safety and health programs
Evaluate safety and health program outcomes
Maintain safety and health programs
Implement safety culture plan
Coordinate with internal/external stakeholders (e.g., management and clients)
Implement stop work authority
Procure hazard control equipment
Implement strategies to improve workplace safety and health
Conduct safety and health drills
Implement employee suggestion process
Test safety and health equipment
Implement Change Management Process - 375 req. hrs
Identify workplace changes (e.g., physical, chemical, and organizational)
Participate in process hazard analysis
Identify potential safety and health hazards
Identify hazard mitigation strategy
Implement hazard mitigation plan
Manage hazard mitigation plan
Conduct pre-start review (e.g., equipment, processes, and procedures)
Document change management process

Technical Instruction

Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health - 50 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Introduces concepts of occupational safety and health, including regulatory agencies, financial and human impact of occupational injuries and illnesses, and workers’ compensation. Covers basic safety terminology and how to access safety information and resources.
Safety Management - 50 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Introduce concepts and measurements of reactive vs. proactive safety practices. Learn major hazards in workplace; how to collect, evaluate, respond to safety and health trend data; develop site-specific programs, policies, procedures; basic concepts of emergency preparedness.
Regulatory Environment - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Introduction to regulatory bodies and overview of Occupation Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations. History and political evolution of the regulatory environment, how violations are penalized, and how a regulatory agency performs a formal inspection.
Workers’ Compensation and Risk Management - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Overview of risk manager role/current risk analysis methods. History/evolution of workers compensation system, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), WA State Disability Act. Covers business insurance and claims process, transfer/assumption/assessment of risks; lines of insurance.
Incident Investigation - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Covers methods and documentation required for incident investigation. Overview of supervisor role in incident investigation, methods of review, action and follow-up to prevent recurrence. Includes overview of record-keeping system.
Safety Training Techniques - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Overview of learning styles and effective training methods. Advantages/disadvantages of different training medias and related costs. Opportunity to provide training to class members on safety topics using different training methodologies.
Industrial Security - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Overview of all-hazards approach to industrial security. Site-specific vulnerability assessment, development of Emergency Action Plan, loss prevention, industrial security, history of terrorism/terrorist threats, workplace violence and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Industrial Hygiene - 50 req. hrs
Description of element/course: Basics of industrial hygiene programs and relationship to company safety plan. Addresses chemical absorption into the body, physical/airborne hazards; sampling techniques; how to identify/apply hazard control techniques; and using Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Ergonomics - 30 req. hrs
Description of element/course: An overview of the history and evolution of ergonomics in the workplace. Focus on ergonomic risk factors, ergonomic job evaluations, and developing practical solutions to solve ergonomic related problems.
Handling Hazardous Materials - 40 req. hrs
Description of element/course: An overview of regulations related to hazardous materials response (HAZWOPER). Addresses hazard recognition and analysis, personal protective equipment selection, spill response planning, and incident command system.

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