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
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 www.outreach.lsu.edu for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook: LSU Continuing Education.
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014