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


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


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