OSHA Training Institute Education Center


OSHA 501 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

General CEUs: 2.5
Times: 8:00 – 4:30
Tuition: $750.00
Prerequisites: Click Here

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Course Description

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

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900- 1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) will be provided via Regs2Go.

Students will be asked to develop and present a 30-60 minute presentation during class time as part of the requirements to become an authorized trainer.  To facilitate this, the use of a personal computer is welcomed into the course for the creating of the presentation. Authorized Trainers must possess both an active Trainer Card and certificate of course completion. To obtain these two credentials, the student trainer must pass (80%) both the performance test and the knowledge test in the #501 course. Students that do no pass the test the first time will be given one opportunity for a retest. The retest result is final. A Letter of Attendance will be issued to students that do not meet the criteria to become an Authorized Trainer.

Course Objectives

  • 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. 

Course Topics

The primary audience for this course are planners, public and private with current or potential responsibilities for hurricane planning, pre-storm preparation, evacuations, business shut-down and start-up and post-storm response operations. Others who may benefit from this course include:

  • Introduction to OSHA standards and hazard violation workshop
  • Overview of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1903
  • Citations and proposed penalties
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Material handling
  • Electrical safety standards and work practices
  • Hazard communication
  • Introduction to industrial hygiene
  • Machine guarding, Lockout/tagout
  • Walking/working surfaces
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Ergonomics

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