OSHA 5400 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour maritime 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- 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 10 and 30-hour maritime classes in Shipyard Employment, Marine Terminals, and Longshoring and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.


Prerequisites for OSHA 5400

  • Two years maritime industry experience and at least one of the following
    • Two years of occupational safety and health experience (with a broad focus) in any industry
    • A degree in occupational safety and health from an accredited college or university
    • Certification as an Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Marine Chemist (CMC), or Certified Safety Health Manager (CSHM).

Pre-requisites must be completed BEFORE registering for OSHA #5400. No exceptions. Please complete the Initial Trainer Course Prerequisite Form for verification. Upon verification, a course registration link will be provided.

NOTE: Students in OSHA #5400 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #5402 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.


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