Certified Safety & Health Auditor

100% online, self-paced course format

Professional Credential: IASHEP- Certified Safety & Health Auditor (CSHA)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.)

Non-discrimination Policy:

IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

Our Safety & Health Auditor Certification will show you:

  • How to analyze and document workplace hazards
  • How to perform a workplace safety inspection
  • How to investigate, analyze and document a workplace accident
  • And much more!

Course Objectives:

This is a comprehensive and thorough course. There is no more important skill to the safety professional than the ability to discover and remedy hazards before they can injure workers. This is the purpose of the workplace safety auditor and his & her three primary tools: Hazard Analysis, Inspections, and Accident Investigation.

The purpose of a workplace safety audit is to discover circumstances, situations, equipment, or materials that may harm a person. The objective is not regulatory compliance, and it is not saving money, it is the avoidance of human injury. Regulatory compliance and monetary gain are collateral benefits, not the primary objective.

It is a certainty that accidents cost money. They cost money in medical expenses, insurance, lost work, and a variety of indirect costs. Regulatory compliance is also an important part of ensuring a safe workplace. But there is not a regulation to cover every hazard. In fact, OSHA addresses this issue by citing the General Duty Clause when no specific standard applies to a situation that could injure a worker. The General Duty Clause states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees, employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees”.

Rather than an auditor in the sense of a financial auditor, consider yourself an investigator in the sense of a detective who is carefully searching for clues that indicate potential injury scenarios. But, no matter how thorough you are in discovering hazards, that’s only the first step. Be sure that the hazards you discover are remedied in a timely fashion. For every hazard you discover, you must first attempt to eliminate the hazard through Engineering Controls. If the hazard cannot be remedied by Engineering Controls then you must attempt to eliminate or control it through Administrative Controls. Only if it cannot be controlled by Engineering Controls or Administrative Controls may you use PPE as the remedy.


This course will be valuable for:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals,
  • Safety & Health Committee Members
  • Government Inspectors
  • General Industry and Construction Personnel
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Training Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Environmental Professionals


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.

After signing up for this course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class