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

This course 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. 2.6 Continuing Education Units. 

Prerequisites must be verified in order to register!

Prerequisites 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).

Pre-requisite form must be received by NSEC at least 15 days BEFORE course start date. Late forms will not be accepted. Once the application is approved, individuals will receive an email with a registration link to sign up for the class of their choice. Prerequisite forms can be submitted by email to nsec@niu.edu or by fax to (815) 753-4203.

Initial Trainer Course Prerequisite Form

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148 N. 3rd St
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-4203 (fax)

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