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

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- 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- 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- and 30-hour general industry safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.

Note: Students in Course #501 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a one-hour presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. Please bring a flash drive or laptop, if possible, for your presentation.

Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #503 at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.


Course #511 and 5 years General Industry safety experience. A college degree in occupational
safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation,
in the applicable training area may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.


This course is sponsored by the University of Utah, Mountain West OSHA Training and Outreach Center, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah and hosted by the University of North Dakota, Environmental Training Institute, Grand Forks, ND. Registrations are processed by the University of Utah.


Tuition includes course materials (including a copy of the pertinent regulations), coffee breaks, and course credits. Payment IN FULL must be received prior to the start of the course.

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