501 : Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Currently Scheduled Sessions
This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health Outreach training program to their employees and other interested groups. Using the OSHA General Industry Standards as a guide, special emphasis is placed on those topics required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those which are the most hazardous. Students are briefed on effective instructional approaches and use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Training Program, to conduct both the 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.
Minimum student contact hours: 26
Prerequisites: Students must successfully complete the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standard for General Industry and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in general industry. A degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area, may be substituted for two (2) years of work related experience. Students should obtain guidance on whether they meet this requirement for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center where they intend to receive the training. Authorizied OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.
Complete the Prerequisite Verification Form.
Note: Students in Course 501 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach topic, pass a performance exam and a knowledge-based exam. Students are required to bring picture ID as proof of identity and are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop.
All participants must bring a current copy of the OSHA general industry regulations, 29 CFR 1910, to the course.
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