The National Safety Education Center

Our partnership (Northern Illinois University, the Construction Safety Council and the National Safety Council) allows us to teach outstanding courses in Region 5. By taking courses at the National Safety Education Center, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Learn from degreed, highly professional trainers with real-world experience
  • Engage yourself in interactive, relevant content
  • Interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Earn continuing education credits and professional certification maintenance points 

The National Safety Education Center is dedicated to protecting life and promoting occupational safety and health. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes the the center as a National Training Institute Education Center. We are one of 27 in the nation, and we've trained over 4,000 trainers.

While many organizations offer safety training programs, the National Safety Education Center is authorized by OSHA to deliver approved OSHA training courses.

Upon completion of any program, your achievement is recognized in the following ways:

  • National Safety Education Center course completion certificates
  • Outreach Trainer Cards for OSHA Courses 500, 501, 502 and 503
  • Availability of Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Availability of American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Safety and Industrial Health Continuing Maintenance points
  • 10-hour and 30-hour hazard awareness cards for construction and general industry

Our authorized OSHA training helps workers recognize potential on-the-job hazards, avoid or eliminate them where possible, and realize a safer, more productive work environment.

Our Mission

"The National Safety Education Center is dedicated to protecting life and promoting health through high quality safety education and training. Through common goals with the OSHA Training Institute, we strive to bring about safe and healthful conditions in the nation's workplaces. We believe education is the key to change."

Partner Organizations

The National Safety Education Center is comprised of three partners, all skilled in safety education.

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University has over 50 years of safety education experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology also offers many additional safety training topics throughout the year.

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The NSC partners with businesses, elected officials, and the public to make an impact in areas such as workplace safety and safety in the home and community.

Construction Safety Council

The Construction Safety Council was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to the advancement of safety and health interests in the field of construction throughout the world. The CSC was chartered by a board of directors composed mostly of large construction company owners and operators whose vision and leadership made the organization possible. With a mission to reduce the tragic and costly accidents, injuries, and illness that take the lives of six construction workers a day, the CSC offers real world experience to the National Safety Education Center.