Common Safety Orientation (CSO)

CSO LAB AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION

To book your seat in our lab for the Common Safety Orientation (CSO), please click on the appropriate city below.

CSO LOCATIONS

This course is currently offered in our computer lab to take online at our Edmonton training centre.

CSO COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Common Safety Orientation (CSO) is an online course offered by Energy Safety Canada and is intended for new workers in the oil and gas industry. With content that is driven and endorsed by industry, the CSO provides consistent safety messaging that clearly explains safe work practices and eliminates the need for redundant general orientation training.

Effective January 1, 2019, the CSO (Common Safety Orientation) has replaced the OSSA BSO (Basic Safety Orientation).

All contractors must either show proof of completion of the old OSSA Basic Safety Orientation or the NEW Common Safety Orientation (CSO).

Common Safety Orientation (CSO) is approx. 2 hours in duration.

Upon completion of the Common Safety Orientation (CSO), a worker will be able to present their credential to participating Oil Sands Safety Association Owner Member sites (Canadian Natural, Albian Sands, Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the orientation.

ENERGY SAFETY CANADA (ESC) TIERED PRICING

Dates ESC Course Fee Sitting Fee Total Fee *
December 3, 2018 — June 30, 2019 $49 $20 $69 *
After July 1, 2019 $79 $20 $89 *
* Students must pay the Total Fee + GST at time of booking.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the training program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Personal accountability for a safe work environment
  • Arriving ready to work
  • Major hazards in the oil and gas industry
  • The Life Saving Rules
  • Worksite maintenance
  • Emergency preparedness and response procedures
  • Reporting incidents and near misses
  • Safe work communications
  • Contributing to a respectful workplace

TESTING / PROCTORING

This course is proctored, which includes ID verification and confirmation of the person taking the exam. If verification is compromised, certification will not be validated – the user will need to retake the course.

EXPIRY

This course does not expire.