CHANGES: CSO to NCSO
The SCSA is pleased to announce that it will be making changes to our Construction Safety Officer (CSO) process to ensure its compliance with national standards – National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO). The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) is currently looking to standardize individual Construction Safety Associations' CSO programs to improve nationally reciprocity.
Part of this process will be to establish core competencies for a construction safety professional and a national exam that tests for these competencies. Additional alignment will include adoption of a standardized title – NCSO – as well as standardized training requirements and standard national administrative processes in the awarding and ongoing maintenance of NCSO designations.
The goal is to begin the alignment to a national program starting January 1, 2016. As part of this national alignment, the SCSA will be changing and adapting various processes and requirements over the next year in order to meet the CSO/NCSO standards.