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Safety Technology


The one-level Safety Technology curriculum provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company’s safety program.  This curriculum is designed for field managers, safety directors, safety committees, owner safety representatives and insurance/loss control representatives.

Craft Snapshot

2018, 2nd Edition
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Curriculum Details

2nd Edition
Total Recommended Hours
Competencies & Objectives Lists
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Introduction to Safety Technology
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75201: Describes the responsibilities of a safety technician and identifies the basic components of a safety program. It also provides an overview of regulatory requirements.

Positive Safety Communication
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75205: Explains how to support an effective safety culture on the job site, including communication techniques, motivation, and responding to behavioral issues.

Hazard Recognition, Environmental Awareness, & Occu. Health
5 Hours

Module ID 75219: Covers environmental and safety hazards. It explains how to evaluate risks and identify appropriate methods of hazard control. It also discusses environmental regulations for hazardous materials and describes the elements of a medical surveillance program.

Job Safety Analysis and Pre-Task Planning
5 Hours

Module ID 75220: Provides guidance on safety performance analysis and employee coaching. It also explains how to complete job and task safety planning.

Safety Data Tracking and Trending
5 Hours

Module ID 75221: Covers how to conduct safety inspections, audits, and employee safety observations. It discusses both traditional and predictive methods of performance measurement, and explains how to analyze safety data in order to prevent future incidents.

Site-Specific Safety Plans
5 Hours

Module ID 75222: Explains how to use pre-bid checklists to identify hazards and develop a site safety plan. It also describes how to develop an emergency action plan.

Safety Orientation and Safety Meetings
5 Hours

Module ID 75223: Describes how to prepare and deliver effective training using both formal safety meetings and tailgate talks.

Permits and Policies
5 Hours

Module ID 75224: Provides an overview of the various work permits required on a construction site. It also provides detailed procedures for completing a hot work permit, lockout/tagout, and confined-space entry permit.

Incident Investigations, Policies, and Analysis
5 Hours

Module ID 75225: Describes how to conduct an incident investigation, including employee interviews and reporting requirements. It also explains how to analyze an incident to determine the root cause and prevent future incidents.

OSHA Inspections and Recordkeeping
5 Hours

Module ID 75226: Discusses the OSHA requirements for recordkeeping and explains how to manage the safety and health records for a job site. It also covers the two main types of OSHA inspections.

Contributing Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER’s Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others.

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Contributing Subject Matter Experts
Below is a list of subject matter experts for this craft:

Brett Richardson, Starcon


Cameron Strother, Southland Safety

Chris Williams, ABC National


Dan Nickel, Carolina Bridge Company, Inc.

David Burman, Northern Industrial Training LLC

Dell Husted, Alaska Training Center


Earl Hyatt, TIC – The Industrial Company

Ed Valencia, LPR Construction


Jarrett Quoyle, MasTec

Jo Ballagh, Alaska Training Center


Lance Simons, The Haskell Company


Mike Powers, Tri-City Electrical Contractors


Paul Fontenot II, Safety Advantage, LLC


Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City

Instructor Resources

Instructor Toolbox

NCCER’s Instructor Toolbox provides easy access to important instructional resources for your training program. You’ll find downloadable course planning tools, examples of classroom activities and projects, and instructor tips and best practices to help you enhance your program.

Instructor Requirements

Safety Instructor Certification

NCCER requires instructors to be certified through its Instructor Certification Training Program

(ICTP) in order to deliver its safety training and offer training credentials to their trainees.

In order to obtain certification, candidates seeking certification to teach Basic Safety (CSSO), Field Safety or Safety Technology must:

Successfully complete NCCER’s Instructor Certification Training Program online training course, and be employed or endorsed by an NCCER Accredited Training Program, and demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • Minimum of journey-level or technician-level in their area of expertise
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/technical construction, maintenance, or pipeline-related training program

Construction Site Safety Master (CSSM) Certification

The CSSM is the highest level of instructor certification within the Construction Site Safety Program.  CSSM instructors are certified to teach any NCCER safety module or curricula.

In order to earn this certification, candidates must fulfill at least one of the following education and training requirements:

  • Current certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as an Associate Safety Professional or a Certified Safety Professional (valid certification number required for verification)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in safety from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) approved program and four years of professional safety experience
  • Any Bachelor’s degree (4 or more years, AA/AS not applicable) with a minimum of five years of full-time safety experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of full-time safety experience
  • Safety resume documenting safety experience

Once the above requirements are met, candidates must complete the ICTP and submit the CSSM Verification of Qualifications form (include link) through their Accredited Training Program