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Successful completion of this course results in participants becoming OSHA-authorized trainers in OSHA’s Outreach Training Program. Authorized trainers can conduct both 10-hour 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.
- OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA 511. Also, this course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.)
- Five (5) years of general industry safety experience
A completed and signed Prerequisite Verification Form and a copy of the OSHA 511 certificate (standards course completed no longer than 7 years ago) must be uploaded to your account in REPORTER in order to confirm eligibility for this class. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Prerequisite Verification Form
Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for the General Industry whose status has expired outside the 90-day grace period window must now submit the same prerequisites as participants who want to become a new trainer.
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.
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.
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
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.