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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. 

Note: Per OSHA's Outreach Training Program Requirements, there is a 90-day grace period after the expiration date of the trainer's authorization status to take OSHA #503. The 90-day grace period is designed to allow for unexpected circumstances like course cancellations, illness, and other unavoidable obligations such as jury duty. During the grace period, the trainer will be unable to conduct Outreach training and receive student course completion cards. After the grace period, a trainer's authorization status may only be reinstated by retaking OSHA #501. Extensions to the grace period will not be granted.

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 or 3.01 CM

Course Topics

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

PRE-REQUISITES MUST BE VERIFIED IN ORDER TO REGISTER!

Pre-requisites for OSHA #503: 

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

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 #503. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please submit a scanned copy of your current Outreach Trainer Card by email to nsec@niu.edu or by fax to (815) 753-4203 and let us know which course you would like to register for.


LocationDatesClass TimesCourse FeeEarly Bird3+ Early BirdEarly Bird Expires*Submit Trainer Card**
Hoffman Estates, IL Oct. 19-21, 2016 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 7, 2016 Submit Copy of Card
Decatur, IL Oct. 25-27, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 13, 2016 Submit Copy of Card
Green Bay, WI Nov. 1-3, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 20, 2016 Submit Copy of Card
St. Paul, MN Dec. 13-15, 2016 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Nov. 1, 2016 Submit Copy of Card
Itasca, IL Jan. 10-12, 2017 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Nov. 29, 2016 Submit Copy of Card
St. Paul, MN March 21-23, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Feb. 7, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Green Bay, WI April 10-12, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Feb. 27, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Decatur, IL April 25-27, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 March 14, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Naperville, IL May 24-26, 2017 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $700 $675 $650 April 12, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Itasca, IL July 11-13, 2017 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $700 $675 $650 May 30, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Green Bay, WI Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 19, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Decatur, IL Nov. 7-9, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 26, 2017 Submit Copy of Card
Itasca, IL Nov. 7-9, 2017 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $700 $675 $650 Sept. 26, 2017 Submit Copy of Card

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

**Please submit a copy of your current Outreach Trainer Card by email at nsec@niu.edu or fax at (815) 753-4203 and let us know which course you would like to register for.

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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