National Center for Construction Education & Research
NCCER has developed an industry-wide approach to safety through a formal, nationally recognized training program. The Construction Site Safety Training Program is a widely used safety system employed by contractors and owners who demand more from their on-site supervisors and safety technicians. This comprehensive standardized safety program deals with site-specific hazards and provides unparalleled national recognition.
The program was designed to prepare trainees for the widely recognized safety certifications offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, including the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC).
This approach includes curriculum, instructor certification and use of the NCCER Registry System to track and maintain training records and certifications.
The safety training within NCCER’s curricula provides the foundation for change in safety culture, promoting a safety-first philosophy throughout every level of an organization – from new employee to management.
Those who successfully complete a prescribed set of modules from the NCCER safety curricula receive a certificate, transcript and wallet card with one of NCCER’s three safety training designations. These designations are:
Construction Site Safety Orientation (CSSO)
Construction Site Safety Supervisor (CSSS)
Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST)
To be granted any of these NCCER safety training credentials, candidates must complete the selection of modules outlined in the Construction Site Safety Program Information guide.
To be granted any of the NCCER safety instructor certifications required to teach the safety curricula, candidates must meet the applicable requirements as outlined in the Construction Site Safety Program information guide.
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This infographic is designed to give a general overview of the career progression available for construction professionals pursuing roles in safety management and leadership. It also illustrates how NCCER safety training credentials fit into the development pathway for construction safety professionals.