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Common Safety Orientation (Online)

Common Safety Orientation – Online


This online course provides new workers with safety messaging that explains safe work practices and how to recognize and address hazards in the workplace. This course is designed to eliminate the need for redundant general orientation training by covering common workplace safety information. Participants will learn the 10 Life Saving Rules, emergency preparedness and response procedures, and how to report both incidents and near misses. CSO is available online or in the classroom. The online version is available for access on any computer that has a webcam.

Intended For

The Common Safety Orientation (CSO) 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.

Upon Successful Completion

The online course ends with a proctored exam. Upon achieving a passing grade of 80% on the exam, a Certificate of Completion that does not expire will be available to print.

Participants are given five attempts at the final exam. It is strongly recommended to review all course material in between attempts.

The 4-hour classroom version will only be available through Authorized Training Providers (ATPs) and Certified Instructors.

Course Content

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

Equipment Requirements for Online Class

  • A currently supported version of your operating System for Windows or Apple
  • Stable internet connection with a supported web browser
  • Web Camera
  • Speakers / Microphone (headset recommended)
  • Printer to print the certificate after successfully completing the course.
  • Government-issued, photo ID