CS Consulting offers training on almost any topic imaginable. The bulk of our classes are based on OSHA topics, such as OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour classes, as well as customized classes to cover specific topics. These specific topics include:

  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Fall Protection
  • Excavation & Trenching
  • Confined Space
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • And much more!

We also provide equipment operation safety training. This includes:

  • Forklift and Other Powered Industrial Truck Certification
  • Crane Operator Training
  • NCCCO Crane Operator Certification
  • Manlift and Aerial Lift Certification
  • Rigger & Signal Person Training
  • ATV/UTV Operator Training
  • Defensive Driving
  • Vac Truck Safety Training

In addition we provide training in the following topics:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED (American Heart Association & National Safety Council)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Confined Space & High Angle Rescue
  • MSHA Training
  • Wildland Firefighting
  • Leadership
  • Incident Command System
  • Hospital First Receiver

These lists are in no way all-inclusive. If you are interested in training not listed here, just ask.

Yes, OSHA requires annual assessments of a company’s hazards in all of its work environments at least annually. The actual requirement for the evaluation comes from OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I:


Hazard assessment and equipment selection.


The employer shall assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, which necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). If such hazards are present, or likely to be present, the employer shall:


Select, and have each affected employee use, the types of PPE that will protect the affected employee from the hazards identified in the hazard assessment;


Communicate selection decisions to each affected employee; and,


Select PPE that properly fits each affected employee. Note: Non-mandatory Appendix B contains an example of procedures that would comply with the requirement for a hazard assessment.


The employer shall verify that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed through a written certification that identifies the workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the hazard assessment; and, which identifies the document as a certification of hazard assessment.

This mandates that Personal Protective Equipment must be reevaluated annually. The need for the entire assessment comes from a blanket statement made by OSHA regarding specific standards. Various standards, such as Bloodborne Pathogens, Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, and Occupational Noise Exposure, have statements that mandate that all feasible engineering and administrative controls are attempted before personal protective equipment is utilized. OSHA has blanketed that requirement into all hazards. Based on this blanket, all employers must evaluate the hazards for feasible engineering and administrative controls before they can evaluate hazards for personal protective equipment controls.

Additional information on hazard assessments can be found here.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

When a contractor/supplier is going to an owner/client site, that owner/client wants to ensure that the contractor is abiding by Federal, State and Local requirements where it involves safety, training and regulatory information. Since it is hard for many of these owner/clients to audit each and every contractor to ensure compliance with regulations such as OSHA, they require that the contractor/supplier go through a third party. Some of these third parties include ISNetworld, PEC Premier, PICS and BROWZ. These online data bases review information supplied by the contractor and then report their findings to owner/clients.

DISA is an employee screening service that provides employers with tools to help ensure that their potential and current employees maintain safe and productive work environments. DISA provides pre-employment and random drug and alcohol screening along with background checks, just to name a few. Many owner/clients also require contractors be a part of DISA.

Currently, the OSHA 10 card does not have an expiration date associated with it. Most companies will require that employees retake the class every 3-5 years depending on who you work for (or who your company is working for).

While the OSHA 10 card does not expire, the topics covered during the class have annual or bi-annual refresher training required. This means that if you take the OSHA 10 course one year, you will have to get training on most of the topics either every year or every other year.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Safeland is actually considered an orientation, not training. Since it is the case, it is only required upon the employees’ initial assignment. Certain companies may require taking the class annually or every few years.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

While some training topics can be covered in 30 minutes, most classes will require more time to cover them adequately. Some topics have very specific requirements. For instance, MSHA requires 24 hours of initial training and at least 8 hours of refresher training annually. Hazwoper also specifies specific training durations depending on the level of training the employees need. Obviously, if the time limit is specified, we cannot deviate from the requirement.

In addition to classes with designated time lengths, all other training classes are going to have required curriculum that must be covered. In order to train employees on this curriculum to the level that OSHA requires, some topics can take up to an entire day or more.

The average company can expect to require 1-2 full days of training per year just to be OSHA compliant. Obviously, some jobs, such as offices, might require much less, while other companies might need much more training every year.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

We do offer Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) training in order to meet the industry standard annual training requirement. Our H2S training is designed to meet ANSI Z390.1 2006 standard as per American Petroleum Institute’s requirements.

CS Consulting offers varying levels of H2S training. Our basic level of training is designed only to meet the ANSI standard and consists of typically about 2-3 hours of classroom discussion. We can also add on additional modules to the basic training or do the modules separate from the basic class as needed. These modules include emergency respirator use and H2S rescue practices.

The emergency respirator use module is designed for those who might work while wearing a respirator or who might need a respirator in order to safely escape from a contaminated area. This training would be a thorough familiarization into how to use an employee’s respirator and drills to ensure they can quickly and successfully don and doff respirators.

The H2S rescue practices module would be a follow-up module to the respirator use. In order to do this training, employees would have to have proof that they were already thoroughly trained in the use of respirators, since they will be using them in the class. The content of this class will be a brief discussion of basic rescue techniques and rescuer safety, followed by extensive drills in which all employees will quickly don respirators and actually rescue “unconscious victims” from hazard areas.

The training your employees need is based on a few different factors. All businesses are required to follow OSHA requirements for their employees. OSHA will require a few training topics for all businesses, such as Access to Medical Records, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Hazard Communication. In addition to these required trainings, OSHA will also require employees to be trained in the hazards of the work they are performing or the hazards present in their working environment. This means that, for instance, all employees who work in or around trenches will need Excavation & Trenching training.

In addition to OSHA training, those companies working on mine sites are required to undergo MSHA training. This is typically a 24 hour initial training, with an 8 hour annual refresher.

Many companies work for clients who require ISNetworld, PEC Premier, PICS, BROWZ, or other database systems. If this is the case, the client may require additional training beyond what OSHA or MSHA require.

The training requirements for employees are all going to be job specific as well. For example, a company that works in the oil field will likely need H2S training, either an OSHA 10 or Safeland card, and a whole slew of other training, while the office workers for the same company would be exempt from most of those requirements because they are not around the hazards and do not go on the client’s property to require client specific training.

The following links explain what training is required and when it is required for the different industries:

General Industry




Federal Employee Program

CS Consulting can provide as much or as little help as you need for figuring out your training requirements. From answering a quick training question up to creating & managing employee specific training programs, we are happy to be of assistance. If you need help, call us at 307-462-0031 or use the “CONTACT US TODAY!” feature on the side of this page.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

OSHA only requires specific contents in a first aid kit for specific industries, such as logging. Aside from that, their regulation reads:


In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.

ANSI has a recommended list of first aid supplies, though it is not a legal requirement. A summary of this standard is included in the document attached here.

Basically, your company needs to determine what specifically it wants/needs based on the hazards of your working environment. There are a few different ways to get an idea of what is needed. First, look at your records of what is being restocked in the kits. Second, talk to the employees and managers to figure out what supplies they like and do not like. They might also have supplies in mind that you do not have. Doing these two things gives a pretty good idea of what to have in the kits for everyday use. You should also look at the hazards of the work area to determine what harm could happen and stock supplies for those issues as well.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

CS Consulting has a training facility in Casper, Wy with two classrooms. This is where we conduct many of our training classes, but we also provide training wherever you need us. We have provided training in client conference rooms, in garages, in restaurants, in hotels, out of trucks, and on field locations. We will travel to any location, worldwide, in order to provide the training you need where you need.

OSHA requires a few topics to be trained upon annually. These topics include:

  • Access to Medical Records
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fire Extinguishers (for businesses that provide extinguishers for employee use)
  • Hazwoper (for those businesses that require Hazwoper training)
  • Hearing Conservation (for employees included in Hearing Conservation Plans)

There are also a few other trainings that are required by other groups. These include H2S and Drug & Alcohol. The requirements for these trainings come from clients typically, but some requirements can come from the DOT, EPA, or other groups as well.

In addition to OSHA’s annual requirement, they require employees to be trained on the hazards of their work and of their worksites. While most of these require retraining only when employees prove incompetency or when the process or hazard changes, it is the standard for most industries to require retraining every 2-3 years.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Equipment and site inspections are a large part of our field services. We can develop inspection plans to match the needs of your company. Some of the inspections we perform are:

  • Fire Extinguishers: monthly, annually, 6 year, and hydro testing
  • Respirators: monthly and flow testing
  • Well sites
  • Rigs
  • First aid kits
  • Eyewash stations
  • Tools
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Lifting equipment

We can work with your company to figure out what inspections need to be done and at what frequency in order to make sure your equipment and facilities are always in good condition.

OSHA 10 and Safeland are specific requirements for certain companies. Most will require one or the other, but a few require both. Obviously, these classes meet those requirements and only these classes will usually satisfy the requirements.

Safeland & OSHA 10 are considered orientations, not training. As such, they do not count as OSHA training. In addition to the classroom time spent covering these classes, employees would need to go through all of OSHA’s required training as well, including all the topics covered by Safeland or OSHA 10.

For companies that need both OSHA 10 and Safeland for different clients, PEC has come out with the PEC 10 course. This course will actually give a certification that meets both OSHA 10 and Safeland at the same time. Obviously, it will be up to the client to determine whether or not this is acceptable. Since neither OSHA 10 nor Safeland constitute training, the PEC 10 would not either.

Many companies have taken advantage of online training for the OSHA 10. In the past, this has been an easy option for getting this certification. Based on recent changes in OSHA’s requirements, online classes are no longer acceptable per OSHA’s guidelines for the OSHA 10. Anyone who has taken the OSHA 10 online before the changes will still have an OSHA recognized card, but new online classes will not be recognized by OSHA.

For OSHA’s specifics on this matter, click here.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Contrary to popular belief, a certificate and a certification are not the same. Every single class we off is eligible for a certificate. This certificate is basically documentation that students actually did attend the course and passed any oral or written competency test. Certificates are the results of an educational process and demonstrate knowledge of the content of the course at that time.

Certifications, however, go beyond the level of certificates. A certification is the result of an assessment process and demonstrates the application of skills and knowledge in real-life scenarios. In addition to oral or written testing covered in a certification process, practical skills must be completed successfully in order to obtain the certification.

Industrial Hygiene is quantitative study of environmental hazards of a working environment. This could be things like toxins in the air, high levels of noise, inadequate ventilation, poor lighting, or even high levels of vibration.

OSHA’s general duty clause states that employers must furnish for their employees work and a workplace that are free of recognized hazards. This obligates employers to assess their environments for these physical hazards. If an employer has reason to suspect these hazards, they must test and quantify these hazards. If quantities are found to be in hazardous ranges the employer, obviously, must mitigate the hazards to acceptable levels.

OSHA does not specify how often to test for most environmental hazards. Some airborne toxins have standards requiring their testing and frequency, but this is only for a specific few. Obviously if there is no reason to suspect a chemical, such as having Cadmium in a typical office, it does not need to be tested for.

As far as testing frequency for non-specified hazards, OSHA does not have a requirement, other than that employees cannot be overexposed to the hazards. This leaves it up to the employer to make sure that OSHA could test for the hazards any day of the week and not find unsafe conditions. The industry standard is 2-3 years.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

The level of training an employee needs is dependent upon their level of involvement with hazards. All employees must be trained in all the hazards they might be exposed to in the course of their work and in the safety devices or policies designed to protect them from those hazards. If an employee’s worst case exposure to a hazard is to be around the hazard, they would most likely need “Awareness” level. If they might be expected to work in or on the hazard, they would need “Authorized” or “Qualified” level training depending on their involvement with the hazard. Typically “Competent” level training is reserved for those evaluating the hazards for protective device or policy needs.

A good example of this is Fall Protection. If a company has an office and a shop together and there are unprotected elevated working areas in the shop, office personnel might need “Awareness” level training to know how to identify the hazardous areas and to avoid them. Those working up on the elevated areas would need “Authorized” level training to use personal fall arrest systems or other devices. The person evaluating anchor points and doing annual equipment inspections would need “Competent” level training.

Some topics specify exactly what different levels of training can do. OSHA’s Hazwoper standard separates training into Awareness, Operations, Technician, On Scene Incident Commander, and Specialist levels. Looking at the standard, you can see that it spells out exactly what each level can do. Some topics do not have this level of specifics, but a few do.


*Unless specific citations are shown, all answers are based on interpretations provided by authorized officials. As such, all information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.