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OSHA 501

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

Days: 4  Hours: 26  CEUs: 2.5  Tuition: $750  

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

Registration closes 5 days prior to start of class!

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Students must successfully completed:

  1. OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry course completed within the last seven years and,
  2. Five years of general industry safety experience.
    1. A bachelor or higher college degree in occupational safety and health or industrial hygiene by an accredited college or university, or Certified Safety Professional(CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of 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.

    Prerequisite Verification Form

    Prerequisite Policy:

    The purpose of this policy is to inform students of the options regarding submission of prerequisite information.

    All students participating in a Train-the-Trainer course are required to present prerequisites for verification prior to the beginning of the class for which they are scheduled or would like to attend.

    Students are solely responsible for proving sufficient documentation by the Friday prior to the beginning of the course. The prerequisite information must be approved by noon (12:00 P.M.) on the Friday before the start of the course.

    If the prerequisite form has not been approved by noon (12:00 P.M.) on the Friday before the start of the course, the student will be considered ineligible to attend the course and will be subject to the following:

    If a student has registered and paid for the course, but the prerequisite for was not approved by the time stated above, the student’s registration will be cancelled, the tuition paid for the course will be refunded, and a 25% cancellation fee will be assessed.

    If a student provides all of the prerequisite information and has been approved, but has not registered and paid for the course, the student has until lunch time (NOON) of the first day to submit payment to remain in the course.

    No certificate or trainer cards will be issued without prerequisite submission and approval, and payment of course fees.

    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

    ABIH: 4.34

    ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: American Board of Industrial Hygiene


    Registration Policy (Changes effective January 2021)

    Updated 2021 Aug 04-12:31