The Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry (OSHA #501) 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.
Students must successfully complete the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and have five 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 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 years to maintain their trainer status.
Prior to Registering Accomplish the Following
Complete the OSHA Outreach Trainer Prerequisite Verification Form located in the resources section above and attach evidence (as described) of the following:
Complete the OSH501 Eligibility Statement located in the resources section above.
Once all proper documentation has been collected and/or completed it may be faxed to TEEX Customer Care at (979) 458-1426. If additional information is required, contact TEEX Customer Care personnel at (800) 723-3811. All verifications and associated documentation must be completed a minimum of 14 business days prior to the start of class.
Download the above forms, complete, sign and date them, then return to the following address:
Customer Care Center
P.O. Box 40006
College Station, TX
In order to fully participate in all class activities, a laptop or tablet is highly recommended.
TopicsBloodborne pathogens +Fire protection +Hazardous materials +Machine guarding +Permit-required confined space +Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) +Recordkeeping +Subpart H – Hazardous Materials Handling +Subpart Z – Substance Specific Programs +Training Techniques +Voluntary compliance programs +Walking / working surfaces
- Industrial Hygienists
- Safety Industry Professionals
- EHS Managers
- Building Inspectors
- Hazardous Waste Managers
- Private sector personnel interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour General Industry Safety And Health Outreach Programs to their employees and other interested groups.
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsGSA contract number: GS-02F-0003P. GSA customers, to register please contact email@example.com or call (800) 723-3811
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (800) 723-3811 | Tollfree: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
OSHA Outreach Trainer Renewal Information
OSHA Outreach Trainers are required to attend an Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers (OSH503) course at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.
Participant Testing Information
- Performance Test
- 75 points are possible
- A passing score is 50 points
- Knowledge Test
- A passing score is 40 points (80%)
TEEX and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) have an attendance policy that requires all students to fully attend enrolled classes. In order for the student to receive a certificate of completion, they must attend the entire class. We realize that extenuating circumstances may arise that would take a student out of class and have implemented the following policy to handle those situations. Below are the responsibilities and expectations of students in a TEEX course.
- Students are expected to attend 100% of the course in which they are enrolled before a certificate of completion can be issued.
- If an extenuating circumstance arises in which a student is unable to attend 100% of class, the student must complete the Student Absentee Request form prior to leaving the classroom and submit it to the instructor for approval. If the extenuating circumstance arises during non-class hours, the student must complete the Student Absentee Request form immediately upon return to the classroom and submit it to the instructor for approval.
- With an approved absence for extenuating circumstances, if the absence is short enough, the instructor has discretion to provide options for make-up work if the classroom hours are equivalent.
- For all other absences, students must re-enroll through TEEX Registration to retake the course within six months.