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OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

4 Days, 30 Instructional Hours
30 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health)
30 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)  
About This Course:
Successful completion of this course results in participants becoming OSHA-authorized trainers in OSHA's Outreach Training Program. Authorized trainers can conduct both 10 and 30-hour general industry classes that provide training to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces along with information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a workplace safety complaint. OSHA-authorized trainers are able to issue 10 and 30-hour course completion cards to participants.
During the course, students will work with a partner to develop a presentation and teach an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach topic, and successfully pass a written exam. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources.
Download the Prerequisite Verification Form
Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for General Industry whose status has expired within the last 10 years are not required to attend the OSHA #511 or submit the prerequisite form if they submit a copy of their trainer card (front & back).
Recommended for:
Experienced safety professionals interested in teaching the OSHA 10 and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and/or other interested groups.
Participants will:
  • Apply adult learning principles and training techniques.
  • Identify, define, and explain general industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures in accordance with the 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry Regulations.
  • Teach 10- and 30-hour General Industry courses.
Topics Include:
  • OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements and Procedures
  • Adult Education Principles
  • Writing Learning Objectives
  • Developing Training Content
  • Use of Multimedia in Presentations
  • Training Methods and Techniques
  • Resources for Safety Training
Additional Information:
Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers are required to attend OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.