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CSS & CDS Certification

CSS & CDS Certification

Monday, July 22, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, July 26, 2024 12:00 PM (EDT)


Please note: in order to take the CSS/CDS certification, attendance of the two-day Safety & Dot Compliance Seminar class is strongly recommended to ensure a good understanding of basic principles that are applied in the certification class.

Day 1 & 2 Monday - Tuesday: Motor Fleet Safety Basics (MFSB) Objectives of a fleet safety program

Overview of NATMI certification for safety professionals:

  • DOT/OSHA Recordkeeping issues and requirements
  • Reporting and documenting vehicle accidents
  • Employee injury control and prevention
  • Hiring the right people
  • Driver retention
  • Safety training
  • Implementing safety in your company

Day 3 & 4 Wednesday - Thursday: Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs (MMFS) How to become a Certified Director of Safety (CDS)

  • Safety is good business – demonstrating the effect of safe operation on profitability.
  • The quality management approach to safety programs: how to identify the root cause of company safety problems and establish systems for continuous improvement.
  • Employee injury/illness management programs: focusing on critical safe behaviors to prevent or reduce injuries; managing injury costs through early return to work programs.
  • Driver performance management: using quality tools to identify the root causes of Hours of Service violations and to analyze driver turnover.
  • Accident analysis and litigation: root cause analysis of accident trends; a case study in accident litigation.
  • Implementing safety: how to implement the concepts introduced in this course in your own company.

Day 5 Friday: Certification Test for CDS or CSS

Live Via Zoom
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Emily Crane
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Monday, July 22, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, July 26, 2024 12:00 PM (EDT)
This course will meet live online via zoom from 9:00 am until approximately 4:00 pm each day.  The written Exam will take place Friday morning Via Zoom. 
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