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. 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

  • Training techniques
  • Outreach trainer procedures
  • Outreach trainer requirements
  • OSHA Updates
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Permit-required confined space
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Health Hazards
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Fire Protection
  • Machine guarding


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)

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**
DeKalb, IL Sept. 11-14, 2017 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $850 $825 $800 July 13, 2017 Submit Form
Decatur, IL Oct. 10-13, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $850 $825 $800 Aug. 29, 2017 Submit Form
Green Bay, WI Oct. 24-27, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $850 $825 $800 Sept. 12, 2017 Submit Form
Naperville, IL Nov. 14-17, 2017 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $850 $825 $800 Oct. 3, 2017 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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