Certified Safety & Health Specialist for General Industry

100% online, self-paced course format

Professional Credential: IASHEP- Certified Safety & Health Specialist – General Industry (CSHS-General Industry)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Renewal fee: $150

Non-discrimination Policy:

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

Course Objectives:

This General Industry course is similar to the OSHA OTIEC course 511 and is for students wanting to learn the 29 CFR 1910 standards, this course is a must. Learn crucial OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles as they relate to real world situations. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Learning Outcome:                                                               

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to develop formal safety programs, research and understand OSHA general industry regulations, letters of interpretation and directives and much more.

Topics covered: 

  • Effects of Workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Mission and importance of OSHA in the workplace
  • Organization, origin, codification of OSHA Standards
  • Processes and Rules for OSHA inspections, citations, penalties and policies
  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements for injuries and illnesses
  • OSHA forms 300, 300A, and 301
  • Walking and working surfaces hazards – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart D
  • Emergencies including fire protection – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart E
  • Machinery hazards – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart O
  • Personal Protective Equipment- 29 CFR 1910- Subpart I
  • Hazardous Materials – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart H
  • Common Health hazards – 29 CFR 1910- Subparts G and Z
  • Materials Handling and Storage hazards – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart N
  • Permit-Required Confined Space hazards – 29 CFR 1910.146
  • Electrical hazards – 29 CFR 1910- Subpart S
  • Hazardous energy hazards – 29 CFR 1910.147
  • And more


This course will be valuable for:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals,
  • Safety & Health Committee Members
  • Government Inspectors
  • General Industry and Construction Personnel
  • Safety & Health Professionals
  • 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