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Corporate Safety Training
For over 30 years, NWSOS-ITP has been providing basic to advanced training and consulting for some of the largest companies in the world, as well as the United States Military (USASOC and varying branches, special forces, elite units, SERE instructors, and other active/reserve teams), law enforcement personnel, miscellaneous state and federal government agencies, search and rescue teams, and the general public. Our specialty is designing and running specific training to match your company’s needs. Whether you send your employees to one of our open enrollment courses, or you choose to have us offer private training at your desired location, you can rest assured that your employees are training with the leading company in the industry in outdoor safety. We operate year-round in varying climates and terrain conditions. Therefore, we understand the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate risk to your employees while working in a backcountry environment.
Training Locations and Schedule:

Multi-state Winter Trainings:

Let us know the type of training you desire.
Any program/date set can be adjusted to meet your precise needs.

Training Content: Snowcat, Snowmobile, Tracked ATV/UTV, Land Navigation (Map & Compass/GPS), Avalanche, Cold Weather Survival.

2021 and following - Corporate Winter Safety Schedule.

Each year the training will begin around the same dates as those listed.
Contact us at (503) 668-8264 to discuss details, or email us at for specifics re: the below scheduled training or to request your own location, content & dates. These dates apply to our combined programs we already have scheduled and our Basic to Advanced “Stand-Alone” programs as listed below. Programs run from 1-5 days, depending upon the number of skills you desire your team to acquire. The following locations are staging areas for the field training.

Mt. Hood, OR area week of Jan 4
Mt. Shasta, CA area week of Jan 11
Baker City, OR area week of Jan 18
Anaconda, MT area week of Jan 25
Evanston, WY area week of Feb 1
Evanston, WY area week of Feb 8
Mt. Hood, OR area week of Feb 15
Baker City, OR area week of Feb 22
Evanston, WY area week of Mar 1
Evanston, WY area week of Mar 8
Mammoth, CA area week of Mar 15

Open Dates, March 22 through the end of April = dates and locations are available upon request. If you need training in the northeast, let us know.

Note: All dates and locations are subject to change due to winter conditions and enrollment. Call us at (503) 668-8264 to discuss details, or email us at

New One Day Advanced Hands-on Training Electives beginning Winter 2021 and following

See rough dates/locations above, then call for details (503) 668-8264 or email us at Due to our busy year-round schedule we are not always available to take your call. So be sure to include contact name, phone, email with your info, as necessary. Take any of the following skills training courses by themselves or combine the ones you desire to fit the precise needs for your specific applications. For some of the programs, specific terrain is necessary to teach and acquire the skills desired. This may require your employees to travel further than normal to insure suitable back-country terrain for the advanced skill acquisition. The following courses may be booked for one on one training, to greatly advance the skills desired. All listed programs can also be booked for Basic-Intermediate training levels.

Advanced Snowcat Ops
Advanced ATV Ops (wheels and/or winter tracks)
Advanced UTV Ops
Advanced Snowmobile Ops
Advanced 4x4 Off-Road Ops (trucks/SUV’s)
Advanced GPS Training
Advanced Land Navigation (maps/compasses)
Advanced Winter Survival Training
Advanced Avalanche Awareness

Duration and Content of Training:
Programs run 1 - 5 days. We can help you design the content and duration of your own event that will best meet your needs. Since safety and skill is of vital concern to you and us, we will recommend the most appropriate training for your teams once we receive some initial information from you.
Training Options (Five):
Option 1 – Indoor Seminars:
Duration: 1 to 8 hours – you choose. 2 to 4 hours is the most popular format for indoor seminars. We will provide whatever training you need, in either an overview format or very detailed training, using slides, videos, overheads, handouts, equipment display (actual gear review of survival kits, clothing, boots, equipment, etc.), to enhance the learning experience. We recommended the indoor seminar format for those who have teams who work outdoors, but who are not necessarily exposed to remote, dangerous locations due to weather, terrain risks, etc (see Field Training for these exposures). These seminars are also great for those whose budgets are not currently sufficient enough to book field training. We believe that, “any quality training is better than none at all.”
Option 2 – Field Training:
Courses usually range from 1 - 5 days of field training (unless you book otherwise), depending upon the skills to be taught. We can combine varying elements of skill-sets during the training, to ensure multiple-facets of training are covered. Our extensive hands-on training will instill confidence in your employees ability to meet their basic needs during a backcountry emergency.
Option 3 – A combination of Options 1 & 2 – Indoor Seminars & Field Training:
This option provides both elements of indoor and field training to maximize the learning process for your teams.
Option 4 – Private Consulting (Individual or Groups):
You can also hire NWSOS-ITP on a retainer basis (call for details), to ensure that whenever/wherever your team needs training or a consultant for related work, they get it in short order. This ensures that new team members who require a certain amount of training, get it when they need it, rather than waiting for an “open-enrollment” course to be offered.

This not only includes training, but also includes assisting your team evaluate safety risks and develop safety protocol and standards, to helping you establish rescue preplanning and procedures, survival kits, first aid kits, clothing, footwear and equipment evaluations/recommendations, etc. Everyone who ventures into the field to work or recreate faces many types of risks. One of our specialties is working with you on doing everything possible to minimize those risks to your employees.
Option 5 - Instructor Training and Certification (Basic - Advanced Levels)
Please email us at , or call us at (503) 668-8264 for details.
Costs and Payment:
The per person/per day rate varies, depending upon location, duration, content and number of attendees. Forms of payment include: Gov't Impac Cards, Visa, MasterCard, Checks or EFT's.
To Inquire About or Book Safety Training:
Call us at (503) 668-8264 and provide us with the following information:

The content – What kinds of environmental risks your employees face while on and off the job, or what season you would like to participate in training.

The location(s) – Where you would like the event to take place – anywhere in the world.

The dates(s) – When you would like the program to occur.

After we have the above information, we will design the event(s) to meet your needs and discuss our final proposal with you in detail.


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