CICT is a certified provider of OSSA courses. OSSA, the Oil Sand Safety Association was established to increase awareness of workplace health & safety through implementing safety practices and training standards for the Oil Sands industry.

The founding mission of OSSA is to:

  • Increase the awareness of workplace health and safety
  • Agree to and implement safety practices and/or training standards for the Oil Sands Industry
  • Promote and increase the availability of quality safety training and access to safety information to the oil sands industry and for other regional workers
  • Establish effective processes to evaluate and approve training programs
  • Ensure system integrity through timely program reviews and auditing
  • Establish programs and initiatives for the promotion of improved safety performance in the oil sands industry
  • Consider entering into arrangements, where appropriate, with like-minded industry, contractors, labor providers, government and other stakeholders, which support the attainment of the vision

CICT is OSSA Certified for the following courses:

  • Confined Space Entry Monitor (OSSA)
    • Equipment
    • OSSA
    Confined Space Entry/Monitor is a 6-8 hr workshop that covers the following topic areas: Confined Space Entry/Monitor Basics, Legislation and standards, Why Confined Space Entry Training
  • Elevated Work Platform (OSSA)
    • Equipment
    • OSSA
    Elevated Work Platform is a one-day workshop that covers the following topic areas: A prerequisite for this course is OSSA Fall Protection., Location and Identification of Components, and more.
  • Fall Protection (OSSA)
    • Equipment
    • OSSA
    Fall Protection is a one-day workshop covering the following topics: Human Body Falls, Various Systems for Working safely at Heights, Basic Physics’ of Falling, Calculating Free Fall Distance
  • Fire Watch (OSSA)
    • Equipment
    • OSSA
    Fire Watch is a 4 hr workshop that covers the following topic areas: Fire Watch Basics, Planning for Hot Work, Emergency Response Planning, Monitoring Hot Work, Fire Behaviour, and more.