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Common Safety Orientation Training

METI is a licensed and accredited provider of the Energy Safety Canada Common Safety Orientation Training – CSO. 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.

The CSO is aimed at new workers across the oil and gas industry. It introduces workers from all sectors to safe work practices and incorporates Energy Safety Canada’s 10 Life Saving Rules, which are based on addressing the most at-risk behaviours. The CSO will replace the electronic General Safety Orientation (eGSO), Petroleum Safety Training (PST) and Basic Safety Orientation (BSO). Energy Safety Canada is the national safety association for the oil and gas industry.

Common Safety Orientation (CSO) Course Learning Objectives

The learning objective of the course is to provide participants with a general awareness of critical safety initiatives across the oil and gas sector as a single safety orientation to reduce duplicate training and support the seamless movement of workers between sites.

Topics of training includes:

  • 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


Participants in the Common Safety Orientation Course will be required to achieve 80% on the quiz in order to receive a Common Safety Orientation Certificate.

Other ESC Training Programs Offered by METI

Oil Sands Safety Training (ESC)
ESC Confined Space Entry & Monitoring Training
ESC Fall Protection Training
ESC Fire Watch (Spark Watch) Training
ESC Elevated Work Platform Training
Common Safety Orientation (CSO)

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