Professional & Continuing Studies

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UD’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies partners with the Delaware Valley Safety Council to offer Certified Occupational Safety Specialist training with online and in-person programs scheduled for April 19-23.

Nationally recognized safety training offered through UD PCS partnership

The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) is partnering with the Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC) to offer nationally-recognized Certified Occupational Safety Specialist training online and at DVSC’s regional training center.

The intensive five-day COSS course is offered April 19-23 and July 19-23 at DVSC’s training site in Swedesboro, NJ. Additional offerings, including the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) and the SAF Frontline Safety Training course, are available online.

Taught by COSS-certified OSHA Outreach trainers, these programs equip professionals with the core competencies of occupational safety and health. 

Participants learn to recognize hazards, understand and interpret OSHA requirements and effectively manage workplace safety and health programs.

The COSS program is designed as an entry-level course as well as a refresher for experienced safety professionals from a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, energy and utilities, public safety and security, healthcare, food, government and human resources.

Participants who successfully complete the program earn the nationally-recognized COSS designation, which is endorsed by the American Association of Safety Councils and the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

UD alumni receive a 15% discount when enrolling in any of the UD-DVSC-cosponsored courses. Veterans and active members of the military, as well as General Building Contractors Association members, receive a 15% discount when registering for COSS or COSM.

For more details or to register, visit https://www.pcs.udel.edu/occupational-safety/.