USF OTI Education Center

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OSHA 500

500 – Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

Days: 4  Hours: 26  CEUs: 2.5  Tuition: $700

Course Description:

This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction 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 Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction 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

Scheduled Classes

Dates Times Locations Registration Links
6/10/2019 – 6/13/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Louisville KY Register Here!
7/22/2019 – 7/25/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Wesley Chapel FL Register Here!
9/23/2019 – 9/26/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Fort Lauderdale FL Register Here!
10/14/2019 – 10/17/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Saint Augustine FL Register Here!
12/2/2019 – 12/5/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Kissimmee Fl Register Here!


Students must successfully completed:

  1. OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry course completed within the last seven years
  2. Five years of construction safety experience.

A bachelor or higher college degree in occupational safety and health or industrial hygiene by an accredited college or university, a 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 Construction Industry Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Prerequisite 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 and receive approval of the prerequisites for verification showing eligibility to attend a trainer course prior to registering for any trainer courses.

Students are solely responsible for providing sufficient supporting documentation to prove eligibility and receiving approval of eligibility prior to registering for any trainer course. 

If the prerequisite form is denied for any reason, and the student has elected to register, prior to receiving approval of eligibility, then the tuition paid for the course will be refunded, and a 25% cancellation fee will be assessed.

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:

  • Define construction terms found in the OSHA standards
  • Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA’s construction standards, regulations, and guidelines
  • Identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards
  • Prepare reports citing the conditions found
  • Identify methods to correct hazards.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to OSHA standards
  • Safety programs
  • OSHA inspections, targeting, and penalties
  • Training techniques
  • Hazard communication
  • Health hazards in construction and personal protective equipment
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Scaffolding
  • Electrical
  • Cranes and rigging
  • Ladders and stairways
  • Tools, welding
  • Confined space entry, trenching
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Concrete construction, steel erection
  • Record keeping

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


Accommodations for Disabilities

Accommodations for Disabilities: Please notify the USF OTI Education Center, 2612 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544 or call (813) 994-1195 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed. Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University’s respect for personal dignity.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are assessed in accordance with USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center cancellation rules.  All fees are subject to change without prior notice.  USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center will make every effort to advertise all changes to policies and fees as promptly as possible when such changes occur.

A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed for all cancellation requests, regardless of the reason for the request.

The request for cancellation of the registration must be provided in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and must be received (not postmarked) at least 10 business days prior to the start date of the course for which the student is requesting cancellation.

If the request for cancellation is received more than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, the student may elect either to send a substitute or to request that the funds be transferred to another course without penalty.

If the request for cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, a substitute student may be sent.  However, transfers and refunds are not available during this time period; and all funds paid for the course will be forfeited.

If a transfer is requested, the course elected must begin within six (6) months of the original course start date.  A transfer can only be requested one (1) time.  A $18 transfer fee will be charged.

If the student elects to register for a course less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the course, and thereafter, finds that attendance will not be possible, the student may elect to send a substitute student.  However, transfers and refunds are not available during this time period; and all funds paid for the course will be forfeited.

Updated 2019 May 03-08:18