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

Course Details:

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-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.

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.


  • 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

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.

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.

Course Info


For location details and single session sign-ups:



Holli Singleton
Mac McNulty
Wendy Padgett
Wendy Shepherd
Lance D. McClure

Upcoming Dates

Location: Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Start Date: October 20, 2020
End Date: October 23, 2020
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $825
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Location: Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Start Date: November 10, 2020
End Date: November 13, 2020
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $825
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Location: Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Start Date: December 15, 2020
End Date: December 18, 2020
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $825
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On-Site Availability

Any of our open enrollment classes can be brought on-site. Please Contact Us for more information.