Advanced Safety Certificate

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Maximize Your Effectiveness as a Safety Manager

The NSC Advanced Safety Certificate program is a nationally recognized safety curriculum based on proven best practices. The ASC program builds upon knowledge of compliance requirements to further your safety education. It also sharpens leadership skills to drive fundamental safety change throughout your organization.
For individuals on a safety career path, this program provides a starting point, a clear roadmap and best-in-class educational experiences to meet many industry-leading certification requirements.

ASC Curriculum

The ASC Curriculum provides an in-depth look at the issues safety practitioners face every day and offers proven approaches and solutions. The core required course (POSH) provides a solid foundation of knowledge to meet all safety challenges, and the electives allow for a more in-depth review of specific safety topics. Through 12 training days and 7.8 CEUs, this popular safety certificate program will help you learn how to direct your organization's comprehensive safety plan with greater efficiency and success.

How to Earn the Advanced Safety Certificate

STEP 1 (required):
Complete the following required four-day course (2.6 CEUs):

•Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH)

Select and complete* any combination of the four-day courses and one-day classes listed below for a total of 12 training days and 7.8 CEUs.

4-day courses - 2.6 CEUs/four days

  • Safety Management Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
  • Safety Training Methods

2-day courses - 1.3 CEUs/two days

  • Effective Safety Management Practices I
  • Effective Safety Management Practices II

1-day classes - 0.65 CEUs/one day
  • Safety Inspections
  • Incident Investigation
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Ergonomics: Managing for Results
  • Team Safety
  • Risk Assessment Workshop
  • Industrial Hygiene Basics


*All course requirements must be completed in a five-year period.

The ASC Program Helps You:

Learn techniques for a balanced approach to safety management, addressing administrative, technical and cultural elements
Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Develop management skills to establish yourself as a problem solver and decision maker
Determine when, how and to whom you should delegate safety responsibilities
Set safety performance measures for employees and your organization
Get a head start on a management plan tailored to your organization's safety and health needs
Assess your organization's safety training needs
Design a custom safety training program for your organization, and deliver performance-based training

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