Construction Safety Nova Scotia is now offering the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation, making it the last province to adopt the designation amongst the construction safety associations across Canada.
This is a significant milestone in harmonizing safety from coast to coast. The NCSO seal verifies a person has met the training, practical application, minimum three years of experience and written performance measurement standards as set out by the members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA).
Those who achieve the NCSO standing can be a valuable resource to management in an administration, and can also contribute to the implementation of a company’s health and safety program for the purpose of reducing incidents, injuries, or loss.
All Construction Safety Supervisor (CSS) designation holders can apply via an online application to write the NCSO exam and earn the designation.
Construction Safety Nova Scotia will also be offering the National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA) designation for the first time. The program provides formal, entry-level training to individuals who are active in the administration of their company’s health and safety program, but do not currently possess the minimum three years of construction field experience required to achieve the NCSO designation.
“By adopting the designation that is recognized across the country, construction safety professionals can much more easily work across the Atlantic Provinces or as far away as B.C. or the Yukon,” says MJ MacDonald, CEO of Construction Safety Nova Scotia. “We are striving to simplify safety for our members, and this is a big step in that direction.”