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10 June, 2020

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 intended for workers across the entire oil and gas industry and includes the 10 Life Saving Rules.

 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 found at participating OSSA Member work sites and is intended to replace the current OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) program as pre-site access requirements for the four OSSA member sites and is intended for workers across the entire oil and gas industry.   A worker will be able to present their certificate to any of the Oil Sands Safety Association Owner Member sites (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required training and pre-site access orientation.

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 OSSA Training Programs Offered by METI

Oil Sands Safety Training (OSSA) OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitoring Training Energy Safety Canada Fall Protection Training OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch) Training OSSA Elevated Work Platform Training  Common Safety Orientation (CSO) Please contact us at (902) 539-9766 or send us an email at for more information or to book your seat in our next class. Back to our Safety Training, Courses & Services.

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