LSU Continuing Education Celebrates 10 Years as COSS Authorized Training Provider

11/10/2014 12:07 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Continuing Education has been recognized by the Alliance Safety Council for 10 years of outstanding accomplishments as a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, or COSS, Authorized Training Provider.

COSS is an intensive, 40-hour certification course for employees who are responsible for the health and safety of their coworkers. The program is designed with in‐depth learning modules that equip workers with the core competencies of occupational safety and health for fields such as oil and gas, construction, chemical, utilities and transportation.

Companies participating in COSS include some of the largest employers in the region, such as The Shaw Group, Turner Industries and ExxonMobil. The program is delivered in partnership with the Alliance Safety Council. LSU Continuing Education has held more than 70 COSS courses and trained more than 1100 people in the COSS program since it began in 2004.

Kristy Anthony, director of professional development for LSU CE, received the award this October from Alliance Safety Council president and CEO, Kathy Trahan.

“COSS is a highly regarded certification and makes a big impact on workplace safety,” Anthony said. “We are happy to be in partnership with Alliance Safety Council on such an outstanding program.”  

LSU Continuing Education has previously been recognized for the quality of its COSS program. In 2012, the LSU COSS program received the award for best non-credit program from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association, or UPCEA, South Chapter.

Alliance Safety Council is a nonprofit, member driven association dedicated to developing safety training and technology solutions that promote a culture of safety. They have been partnering with Fortune-500 companies, municipalities and small businesses for more than 50 years. Alliance Safety Council has locations in Baton Rouge, Addis and Gonzales, as well as training partners throughout the U.S.

LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook: LSU Continuing Education.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014