FAQ

Yes. The Construction Safety Council together with our consortium partner, Northern Illinois University, forms the National Safety Education Center (NSEC) and is one of only 27 OSHA Authorized Training Institute Education Centers in the United States, and the only authorized provider of OSHA numbered courses in the state of Illinois.
The National Safety Education Center, or NSEC , is one of only 27 OSHA Authorized Training Institute Education Centers in the United States, and the only authorized provider of OSHA numbered courses in the state of Illinois. The NSEC is made up of two consortium partners -- the Construction Safety Council in Hillside, IL and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Our partnership serves the OSHA Region V communities of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin; and is dedicated to protecting life and promoting health through high-quality safety education and training.
Yes, pre-registering for classes allows us to properly assign instructors and training rooms, gather the proper training materials, and order sufficient food. The sooner you can register the better. Registration also ensures classes don’t get cancelled.
Most classes have a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 40. The 3-person minimum is a requirement for OSHA number courses, and helps ensure adequate instructor-participant discussions. Any exceptions to those minimums/maximums are listed on individual course description pages.
We never like to cancel class, however, OSHA regulations dictate a minimum of 3 participants in any OSHA number course in order to run the class. That same minimum is applied to all courses. Classes are reviewed two weeks prior (OSHA # classes) and one week prior (all other classes) to determine if enough participants have registered. If the minimum number of registrations has not been met, the class will be cancelled. If you have registered for a class that is cancelled, you will be contacted to reschedule in the next available class.
The term "Competent Person" is used in many OSHA standards and documents. An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them" [29 CFR 1926.32(f)]. By way of training and/or experience, a competent person is knowledgeable of applicable standards, is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them. Some standards add additional specific requirements which must be met by the competent person.
Yes. CSC training classes, even those labeled “for the Competent Person”, are open to any individual, whether designated as the Competent Person or not. [caution – any individual implies non-union]
CSC offers several ‘certification’ courses including ATSSA Flagger, IPAF Aerial Lift, CSC 145 Hr, and OSHA’s Construction Industry Certificate. Please see the individual training course pages for additional information on any of these.
Yes. Private training classes can be held at the CSC training center or at your location. Contact our Manager of Training & Outreach at 708-449-8600 x214 to schedule a private training class.  Or, complete this form and we will contact you. 
Yes. Private training classes can be held at the CSC training center or at your location. Contact our Manager of Training & Outreach at 708-449-8600 x214 to schedule a private training class.  Please contact us here