Awareness Level Courses:

Awareness level courses may be taught by individuals who have obtained a CSM designation. It is at the discretion of the individual trainer to determine the appropriate length of time to cover these topics adequately. By issuing an NASP/IASP certificate, the CSM is certifying to NASP/IASP that they have adequate knowledge of the subject to teach it.


The CSM may obtain training material for these and other topics by visiting our membership page and reviewing the elements of the Gold Membership where PowerPoints, student handouts, tests and other trainer materials may be found. Click here for more information.  The Awareness level courses are as follows:

  • Arc Flash Protection

  • Back Safety

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Changing Safety Behavior

  • Compressed Gas

  • Confined Space Entry

  • Egress/Fire Safety

  • Electrical Safety

  • Ergonomics

  • Hazard Communication (GHS)

  • Hazardous Materials

  • HAZWOPER Awareness

  • Lockout Tagout

  • Machine Guarding

  • OSHA Inspections and Penalties

  • PPE (hand, eye, foot protection)

  • Preventing Workplace Violence

  • Record Keeping (not for international students)

  • Slips, Trips and Falls

  • Walk/Work Surfaces

  • Weld/Cut/Braze

The following are additional awareness level courses that a CSM may be qualified to teach. The list is not all inclusive. The CSM would need to provide proof of competency in a topic for which he or she wishes to have NASP/IASP create a Certificate and Card. This may include, but is not limited to, separate training records, a safety related degree, or letter of acknowledgement from another certifying agency.

  • Accident Investigation

  • Air Contaminants

  • Audits, Assessments and Inspections

  • Aerial Lifts

  • Construction Safety

  • Contractor Safety

  • Crane Safety

  • Forklift Safety

  • Hand and Power Tools

  • Hearing Safety

  • Heat Stress

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

  • Job Hazard Analysis

  • Ladder Safety

  • Materials Handling

  • Respiratory Protection

  • Safety Committees

  • Slings and Hoists