Essentials of Safety Program Management Certificate

Presented by Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC)

Every organization is required to comply with OSHA Safety Regulations.  Not doing so may result in employee injury, OSHA sanctions and fines, loss of company assets and more.  But it's not always easy.  In addition to onerous-seeming compliance obligations, sometimes there is even resistance to change from the organization itself. 

The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council has partnered with DMACC to help you:

  • Create a New Culture of Safety
  • Maintain a Safe Working Environment
  • Develop a Comprehensive Training Plan
  • Comply with OSHA Guidelines & Reporting Requirements
  • Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection

A Certificate in Safety Program Management can be earned in 5 half-day sessions.

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the DMACC Southridge Campus in Des Moines, IA, except the April 6th session.
Dates: Listed below with course description
Cost: $750 for all 5 courses and 2 additional hours of personalized consulting services specific to your organization.*


(All courses must be registered through DMACC and taken on these class dates.  IISC open enrollment courses do not apply)

For more detailed course information and to register, contact Jacki Boldt (DMACC) at 515-256-4915 or jlboldt@dmacc.eduOr click here to register.

Introduction to OSHA and OSHA Required Recordkeeping
March 23, 2018

  • Who is covered by OSHA and how can I protect my company's assets from liability?
  • How can I ensure compliance under OSHA and how can I be prepared for an OSHA inspection?
  • What types of incidents have required reporting?
  • Who is responsible for filling out forms and how do I ensure we are filling out the appropriate forms correctly?

Hazard Identification
April 6, 2018

What are the common hazards in the workplace and how can our organization be prepared?
*This course will include both classroom explanations and hands on exercises in the recognitions of hazards. Additions or modifications on topics can be made based on the needs of attendees.
**This session will be held at the Baker Group, 1600 SE Corporate Woods Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021.

Developing a Comprehensive Training Plan
April 20, 2018

  • What does a comprehensive training plan, that meets federal, state and organizational expectations consist of?
  • How do I develop a plan for my organization and what resources are available to assist me?
  • What are the annual training requirements associated with safety plans?

Accident Investigation
May 4, 2018

  • How do I conduct an effective investigation into an accident?
  • How do I analyze accidents to identify true root causes, in order to prevent future incidents?
  • What are some of the human relation issues that may affect accident reporting at my company?

Introduction to Change Management
May 18, 2018

  • How can I prepare my colleagues for changes in procedures and culture when implementing a training program?
  • How do I successfully communicate changes, how can I assist my team with future changes around safety?

For more detailed course information and to register, contact Jacki Boldt (DMACC) at 515-256-4915 or