OSHA #501 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10-hour and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10-hour and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10-hour and 30-hour general industry safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion. A laptop is strongly recommended. 

Outreach Trainer Cards:  Students in this class must successfully pass both a written and performance evaluation in order to earn their trainer card and the authorization to conduct 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training. Any student not successfully passing BOTH portions will be issued a letter of attendance but not a card or certificate. Outreach trainers are required to attend OSHA #503 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status. Need a replacement card

Course Benefits

  • Learn effective instructional approaches and the use of visual aids/handouts
  • Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies and procedures
  • Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program
  • Earn 2.6 CEU or 4.34 CM

Course Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA standards
  • OSH Act and 29 CFR 1903
  • Citations and proposed penalties
  • Training techniques
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Material handling and PPE
  • Outreach training program
  • Electrical safety standards and work practices
  • Hazard communication
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Machine guarding
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Ergonomics
  • Welding permit-required confined space


Pre-requisites for OSHA #501: 

  • OSHA #511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
  • Five years of general industry safety experience, or three years of experience and one of the following:
    • College degree in Occupational Safety and Health
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
    • Certified Safety & Health Technician (CSHT)
    • Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM)

Please note: Withdrawing from a course due to the participant's failure to meet course pre-requisites will result in the participant being assessed a processing fee. Please check the course pre-requisites carefully!

Pre-requisites must be completed BEFORE registering for OSHA #501. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please complete the Initial Trainer Course Pre-requisite Form for verification.
Once this form is received, individuals will receive a link to sign up for the class of their choice.
Initial trainer Course Prerequisite Form
Location Dates Class Times Course Fee Early Bird 3+ Early Bird Early Bird Expires* Register Online**
Itasca, IL March 7-10, 2016 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Jan. 25, 2016 Submit Form
St. Paul, MN March 29-April 1, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Feb. 16, 2016 Submit Form
Green Bay, WI April 18-21, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 March 7, 2016 Submit Form
Danville, IL April 26-29, 2016 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 March 15, 2016 Submit Form
St. Paul, MN June 13-16, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 May 2, 2016 Submit Form
Hoffman Estates, IL June 14-17, 2016 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $800 $775 $750 May 3, 2016 Submit Form
Danville, IL July 11-14, 2016 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 May 30, 2016 Submit Form
Itasca, IL Sept. 12-15, 2016 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Aug. 1, 2016 Submit Form
Green Bay, WI Oct. 25-28, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Sept. 13, 2016 Submit Form
Decatur, IL Nov. 1-4, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Sept. 20, 2016 Submit Form
Naperville, IL Dec. 6-9, 2016 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $800 $775 $750 Oct. 25, 2016 Submit Form

*Early Bird pricing expires at 4:30 p.m. (CST) on date shown.

**All individuals wishing to sign up for OSHA #501 must fill out the Pre-requisite Verification Form and turn it in to our office. Once that form is received, individuals will receive a link to sign up for the class of their choice.

In the event a previously authorized trainer wishes to register for a trainer course but the expiration date on the trainer course card is more than ten (10) years old, all OTI Education Centers are required to enforce the current course prerequisites, which includes completing the OSHA #511 course. If the expiration date on the trainer card is less than ten (10) years old, and the participant is able to provide proper documentation, the student may be allowed to register for the trainer course without having to take the prerequisite OSHA #511 course. However, in this instance, the participant must provide documentation to the OTI Education Center in order to confirm the participant previously completed the applicable trainer course, including, at a minimum, the most recent applicable trainer card. If the participant is unable to provide the most recent applicable trainer card, they must be required to take the appropriate pre-requisite course.

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