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How do you complete OSSA training online?

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As of 2015, Oil Sands Safety Association training courses can only be taken in person at any OSSA accredited training provider. A full list of all accredited training providers and the certification courses they offer can be found on the OSSA website.

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In order for a person to enter any of the sites operated by the four companies that form the Oil Sands Safety Association, he must possess an OSSA Regional Orientation Credential. This credential is obtained by completing the required course, which consists of a short introduction and overview of the oil sands sites.

The Construction Safety Standards and Training Credential is also required to be admitted to member work sites. From July 1, 2015, the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Credential replaces the ORO and CTSC credentials and is the basic credential required for new employees to be admitted to any of the participating member sites. Employees hired before April 2015 may still use their ORO and CTSC credentials until they expire.

The OSSA also requires other certifications depending on the type of work being performed, such as the Elevated Work Platform, Fire Watch, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry and Monitor credentials. All OSSA training courses generally are run over the course of one day, and many consist of a practical component in addition to classroom training.

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