Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO)

Program Overview

Certified Safety and Health Official CertificateThis program focuses on the responsibilities of a Safety Professional and reviews extensively both federal and state occupational safety and health standards a Safety Professionals needs to be familiar with. The program covers employee’s rights, employer’s responsibilities and hazard recognition with regards to occupational safety and health. Additionally, the Certified Safety and Health Official certificate of completion covers OSHA and Cal/OSHA policies and procedures followed by enforcements officers. The CSHO certificate of completion provides two clear and defined paths of study based on the participants area of interest. Program participants are required to select one of the two tracks available, Construction or General Industry Safety. Individuals seeking to obtain the CSHO certificate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing safety and meet the prerequisite requirements of OSHA 500 or 501 (Not a third part certification).

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate program will be able to:

  1. Compare state and federal safety and health standards, policies and procedures applicable to various industries
  2. Apply common consensus standards applicable to health and safety
  3. Identify common violations of OSHA standards
  4. Evaluate common abatement methods which fulfill regulatory mandates
  5. Develop safety and health program including job hazard analysis (JHAs)
  6. Evaluate the economic impact of implementing and reevaluating safety programs
  7. Conduct 10 and 30 Hour OSHA Outreach Training

Required Courses

To earn the Certified Safety and Health Official Certificate, participants must complete total of seven (7) required and two (2) elective courses.

Construction Track Requirements

Required Courses – (Complete 7)

  • OSHA 500 Trainer Course in OSHA Construction Industry Standards
  • OSHA 510 OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 511 OSHA Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
  • OSHA 3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
  • OSHA 3095 Electrical Standards
  • OSHA 3115 Fall Protection

Elective Courses – (Complete 2)

General Industry Track Requirements

Required Courses – (Complete 7)

  • OSHA 501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 510 OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 511 OSHA Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
  • OSHA 2045 Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
  • OSHA 2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
  • OSHA 3095 Electrical Standards

Elective Courses – (Complete 2)

Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) Certificate Requirements

To earn the CSHO Certificate, the individual will have to successfully complete eight required courses. At least four of the courses, including the final two, must be completed through the CSUDH OTI Education Center. All courses must be completed within a 5 year period. Courses taken through other official OSHA Training Institute Education Centers can be used to fulfill up to four courses required for the CSHO certificate of completion.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, company owners, top and middle management, loss control representatives, workers compensation administrators, risk management personnel, safety managers and safety engineers that have a minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing safety and meet the prerequisite requirements of OSHA 500 or 501.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals seeking to complete this program must have a minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing safety and meet the prerequisite requirements of OSHA 500 or 501.

Special Features

Courses are offered for continuing Education Units (CEUs). Nationally recognized standards govern attendance requirements to earn CEU credits. A permanent record is established and students may request CSU Dominguez Hills’ transcript either online or by calling the University Records office. Students not pursuing the certificate of completion may take individual courses.

Class Time: 240 Hours

Other Time, including lab: All Courses have lab components which are included in the 240 hours

Day or Night Classes: Day and weekend classes

Program Prerequisites: At least high school-level math, reading, language and writing skills. Five years of experience overseeing safety in any industry.

Equipment Used in Program: Personal Protective Equipment

Target Occupations: Occupational Health and Safety Specialists, Safety Professional, Safety Manager, Safety Engineer, risk assessment, supervisors of all industries.

Target Sector: All Industries

Program Fees: $6,600

When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2425 (M–F) or email osha@csudh.edu

Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Contact the Workforce Investment Board for more information.


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