NCSO® Program

Designed to develop and/or enhance health and safety training and auditing skills, the NLCSA’s National Construction Safety Officer(NCSO)® program will assist individuals in becoming more marketable in today’s workforce. The NCSO® program is a health and safety designation program specifically for individuals working in the construction industry, and has a primary goal to expose the participant to the fundamentals of construction safety management and build upon personal field experience.

Persons who achieve the NCSO® designation will have demonstrated a combination of formal training and a minimum of 3 years of field experience in the construction industry. In achieving the NCSO® designation, individuals can provide valuable support to employers in the implementation and maintenance of a company’s comprehensive health and safety program and can play a key leadership role in effective health and safety management.

Individuals who have achieved the designation should be able to:

  • Assist management to implement, maintain, and monitor a company’s health and safety system;

  • Review and identify various health and safety issues specific to the work site and company operations;

  • Assist with the administration of an Early and Safe Return to Work (ESTRW) Programs and development of Return to Work Plans.

  • Communicate effectively with Government, Occupational Health and Safety Officers, management, and workers regarding all aspects of health and safety; and

  • Work closely with all parties in the workplace to ensure workers have the information, skills, and tools required to do their job safely.

Funding Opportunity – Learn More
NCSO® Application Form
NCSO® Program Guide

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