OSHA #503 - Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers  

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector who have completed OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides updates on OSHA general industry standards, policies, and regulations. A laptop is strongly recommended.

Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status. 


Prerequisites for OSHA #503: 

  • OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

Pre-requisites must be completed BEFORE registering for OSHA #503. No exceptions. Please submit a copy of your current Outreach Trainer Card via fax to 815-753-4203 or by email at nsec@niu.edu and let us know which course you would like to register for. Upon verification, a course registration link will be provided.

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

Outreach Trainer Cards:  Students in this class must successfully pass both a written and performance evaluation in order to earn/renew 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

  • Locate and apply recently adopted or revised OSHA general industry safety and health standards, policies and procedures
  • Recommend current OSHA general industry requirements and policies
  • Describe new general industry standards
  • Identify training material resources
  • Apply techniques and resources used by other general industry outreach trainers
  • Provide a general overview of general industry safety practices
  • Earn 1.8 CEU’s or 3.01 

Course Topics

  • OSHA inspection policy updates
  • OSHA procedures and standards updates
  • Safety and health program management
  • Training techniques

LocationDatesClass TimesCourse FeeEarly Bird3+ Early BirdEarly Bird Expires*
Danville, IL 6/22/15 - 6/24/15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $675.00 $650.00 $625.00 5/11/15
Hoffman Estates, IL 7/15/15 - 7/17/25 8:00 am - 4:30 pm $675.00 $650.00 $625.00 6/3/15
Decatur, IL 10/13/15 - 10/15/15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $675.00 $650.00 $625.00 9/1/15
Danville, IL 12/2/15 - 12/4/15 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $675.00 $650.00 $625.00 10/20/15

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

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 prerequisite course.

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