How to Become an OSHA Outreach Trainer

OSHA authorizes Outreach Trainers to conduct occupational safety and health awareness training through the OSHA Outreach Training Program.  Individuals who meet the course prerequisites and complete a four-day OSHA trainer course receive a certificate of completion and an authorized Outreach Trainer card.  Upon successful completion of the different trainer courses, Outreach Trainers are authorized to teach either a 15-hour class for disaster site workers (second responders); or 10- and 30-hour Outreach training classes in construction (OTC #105 or OTC #107); general industry (OTC #108 or OTC #110); or maritime safety and health hazards.

To become an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry, the Construction Industry, the Maritime Industry or Disaster Site Workers (second responders), you must complete a required OSHA trainer course and complete/meet the necessary prerequisite requirements:

Construction Industry

  1. Completion of OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, and
  2. Five years of construction safety experience (a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience), and
  3. Completion of OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry.

General Industry

  1. Completion of OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, and
  2. Five years of general industry safety experience (a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience), and
  3. Completion of OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry.

Maritime Industry

  1. Three years of maritime industry experience, and
  2. At least one of the following:
    1. Two years of occupational safety and health experience (with a broad focus) in any industry;
    2. A degree in occupational safety and health from an accredited college or university;
    3. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation;
    4. Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation;
    5. Certified Marine Chemist (CMC) designation;
    6. Certified Safety Health Manager (CSHM) designation, and
  3. Completion of OSHA #5400 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry.

Disaster Site Workers

  1. Completion of OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry or OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards  for General Industry, and
  2. Three years safety training experience, and
  3. Completion of the 40-hour HAZWOPER training, and
  4. Completion of OSHA #5600 Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course.

About the OSHA Outreach Training Program

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.

Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized onsite safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).

Comments

  1. I really appreciate OSHA’s concern for safety and health awareness. I don’t have time to be an outreach trainer but would like to volunteer for indirect service for the cause of safety. Safety as a matter is close to my heart and I have always supported OSHA’s ideas 🙂
    Thanks for being such a motivations.

  2. Arman Morala says:

    Good morning.

    I just got my CSP from Board of Certified Safety Professional and now my company is pursuing to have OSHA Standards as training course for potential clients.

    Here are my questions:

    1. How many days does #510 & #500 course will take?

    2. I am now in Saudi Arabia, and since both courses can only be taken in US, can i take immediately #500 course after i finish and pass #510 course?

    3. Kindly give me reference materials for study & review to prepare myself before coming to US to take these courses.

    4. Do you provide Lodging House in your campus for short term stay?

    Thank you.

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