Certified Safety and Health Official


Catherine Pagano of Marshall & Sterling, Inc. receives her CSHO Construction from OTI Education Center instructor Chip Darius.

For those individuals committed to additional OSHA coursework beyond the Safety & Health Specialist certificate., participation in the CSHO Construction and/or General Industry tracks guide students through the growing maze of safety and health regulations and interpretations, employee safety and involvement, workers rights and responsibilities, employer accountability, training requirements, program development and implementation.

All courses in the CSHO tracks meet the learning objectives and assessment models of the Directorate of Training and Education (OSHA).

Changes as of October 20, 2020: The OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness Preparedness has been added as an elective choice in both tracks. 

Changes as of Feb. 27, 2019: The OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, & General Industries has been added as an elective choice in both tracks.

As of January 1, 2016, all courses applied towards certificate completion must have been taken within the previous 5 years (completion date must be within 5 years from the oldest class being applied to certificate completion). Please plan accordingly.  There are options in certificate electives to make up courses and hours. Please inquire.

CSHO Construction

Nine (9) Required Courses
OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Construction Industry
(or OSHA #502 OSHA Outreach Trainer Update)
OSHA #510 Occupational Safety & Health Standards or the Construction Industry
OSHA #511 Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry
OSHA #521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching, & Soil Mechanics
OSHA #3085 Principles of Scaffolding
OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards
OSHA #3115 Fall Protection
OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

3 Electives Required (at least one from this list)
OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials
OSHA #2055 Cranes in Construction
OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection
OSHA #2255 Principles of Ergonomics
OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

Two (2) of the courses below count as one elective (maximum allowed 4)
OSHA #7100 Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding
OSHA #7105 Introduction to Evacuation & Emergency Planning
OSHA #7120 Introduction to Combustible Dust Hazards
OSHA #7115 Lockout/Tagout
OSHA #7200 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities
OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness
OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness Preparedness
OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, & Gen. Ind.
OSHA #7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
OSHA #7300 Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standards
OSHA #7400 Noise Hazards & Hearing Protection in Construction & General Industries
OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety & Health Management
OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation


CSHO Registration Packet PDF

If you have any questions regarding the Certificate Programs, please email the Certificate Program Coordinator – Jen English, at Jen.English@keene.edu

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