Certified Safety and Health Official

The Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) Certificate program provides a path towards earning a professional certificate with a concentration in either Construction or General Industry for professionals with the responsibility for site safety.

Typical candidates include: HS&E professionals; safety coordinators; human resources professionals; plant managers, supervisors and crew chiefs; construction site superintendents; safety and health training facilitators; and risk management and risk assessment professionals.

Construction Industry
General Industry

Required (6)

  • OSHA 500 – Authorized Outreach Construction Trainer
  • OSHA 510 – Standards for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 3095 – Electrical Standards
  • OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching & Mechanics
  • OSHA 3115 – Fall Protection
  • OSHA 521 – OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

Electives (4)

  • OSHA 2015 – Hazardous Materials
  • OSHA 2045 – Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards
  • OSHA 2055 – Cranes in Construction
  • OSHA 2225 – Respiratory Protection
  • OSHA 2255 – Principles of Ergonomics
  • OSHA 2264 – Permit Required Confined Space Entry
  • OSHA 511 – Standards for General Industry

Required (6)

  • OSHA 501 – Authorized Outreach General Industry Trainer
  • OSHA 511 – Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 3095 – Electrical Standards
  • OSHA 521 – OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
  • OSHA 2045 – Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards
  • OSHA 2264 – Permit Required Confined Space Entry

Electives (4)

  • OSHA 5410 – OSHA Standards for Maritime Industry
  • OSHA 5810 – Hazards Recognition & Standards for On-Shore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • OSHA 510 – Standards for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 3115 – Fall Protection
  • OSHA 2015 – Hazardous Materials
  • OSHA 2225 – Respiratory Protection
  • OSHA 2255 – Principles of Ergonomics

Courses need to be within five (5) years. At least four (4) classes must be taken with Mid-South.

Certificate holders will receive the CSHO plaque, a hard hat decal and a CSHO wallet card.

2 short #7000 courses may substitute for one (1) elective.

Participants applying for their certificate prior to completing requirements will be presented with their final certificate in their final class. This Certificate request form must be submitted and $75 fee paid no later than close of business two (2) Fridays prior to your last class and no earlier than four (4) weeks prior. All coursework must be completed other than the final class before application submittal. If the participant reschedules their last class and a plaque has already been ordered, they are responsible for notifying our office and paying a $35 fee.