A successful experience in this course requires a basic familiarity with technology and the following systems:
- Computer with reliable internet access (Laptops and desktop computers only.)
- Preference: Dual monitor setup and use of multiple devices (computer and mobile device)
- Google Chrome Browser (must be used for exams)
- Webcam and Microphone
- Zoom Video Conferencing
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Before Class Begins
Prior to the first day of class, students need to install the desktop version of the Zoom software and test their internet connection, audio and video. Students also need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Download Zoom Client for Meetings
Test Your Internet Connection
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Zoom Video Conferencing
Students will receive a Zoom meeting request via email. At least 20 minutes before the class start time, participants should click on the Join Zoom Meeting link included in the email.
Virtual COSS Syllabus
Students will receive an electronic copy of each item below. The e-books can be accessed online via a computer, tablet or cell phone. The e-books will work on Windows, Android and Apple products.
Fundamentals of Occupational Health and Safety
This e-book will be sent through email to students from the COSS Administration.
Students will be prompted to create an Amazon account if they do not already have one.
Students should click on “Get your Kindle book gift now”.
Update “Deliver To” to the correct download location. (Transfer via computer is an option.)
Click on “Accept gift”.
Code of Federal Regulations (1910 and 1926)
An access code for the General and Construction Industry CFR e-books will be sent through email to students from the COSS Administration.
Students will be prompted to register a new account on regs2go.com.
Students should click on Add Books tab and click on “Add Book” (with redeem access code).
Add access code and click “Add to My Account”.
Students should access the student workbook here. The password to access the workbook is lsucossvj.
Student Success Map
The Student Success Map outlines the course and outcomes of a student’s journey. In order to complete required class activities, students will need access to the sites below.
Day 1 Assignments
Day 2 Assignments
Day 3 Assignments
Day 4 Assignments
Day 5 Assignments
On Day 5, students will participate in an additional Zoom session to complete the following graded activities:
- Final Exam: Students will complete an online final exam using the proctoring service, Integrity Advocate. Students will be asked to present a government-issued photo identification document (ID) at the time of testing. Review the Final Exam policy here. Students must use Google Chrome browser to take exams.
- Final Compliance Moment
- 10-minute Safety Presentation
For questions, please contact your instructor or the COSS Team at 877-610-COSS.