Common Safety Orientation

The Common Safety Orientation (CSO) is an online course intended for new workers in the oil and gas industry. With content that is driven and endorsed by industry, the CSO provides consistent safety messaging that clearly explains safe work practices and eliminates the need for redundant general orientation training.


    • Google Chrome
    • Web Camera (used only during the final exam)
    • Headphones or Speakers (optional)
    • Printer to print the certificate after successfully completing the course (optional)

Duration 3 Hours (does not have to be completed in one sitting)


    • Personal accountability for a safe work environment
    • Arriving ready to work
    • Major hazards in the oil and gas industry
    • The Life Saving Rules
    • Worksite maintenance
    • Emergency preparedness and response procedures
    • Reporting incidents and near misses
    • Safe work communications
    • Contributing to a respectful workplace

Members that already have OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) are NOT required to take CSO.

Training Centers will be closed at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 17th, and all day Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day.
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