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OSHA 501 - Trainer Course - General Industry

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 those which are 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 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 Standards 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 a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of work related experience. Students should obtain guidance on whether they meet this requirement from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center where they intend to receive the training. Authorized 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.

(32 Hour)


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May 16 Mon 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 17 Tue 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 18 Wed 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 19 Thu 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4 Days
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Aug 22 Mon 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aug 23 Tue 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aug 24 Wed 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aug 25 Thu 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
4 Days
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Nov 28 Mon 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Nov 29 Tue 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Nov 30 Wed 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dec 1 Thu 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4 Days
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Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures
  • Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards such as lockout/tagout, walking and working surfaces, hazardous materials, and welding
  • Describe how to conduct internal training on OSHA regulations and recordkeeping.


- Introduction to OSHA standards             - Overview of the OSH Act and 29CFR 1903

- Citations and proposed penalties           - Training techniques

- Means of egress and fire protection       - Personal protection equipment

- Material handling                                       - Permit required confined spaces

- Hazard communication                            - Introduction to industrial hygiene

- Machine guarding                                     - Lockout/tagout

- Walking/working surfaces                        - OSHA recordkeeping

- Ergonomics                                          - Welding

- Electrical safety standards and work practices

Course length and materials:

  • This is a 4-day/32-hour course.
  • Each student will receive OSHA’s 29CFR1910 General Industry Standard, a certificate of completion, and a wallet card.