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OSHA 500

OSHA 500 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry

General CEUs: 2.5
ABIH: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at:


This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups.  Using OSHA Construction 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 Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion.  Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic individually or as part of a group and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.  Minimum student contact hours: 26

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard will not be provided, books can be purchased online. Please see List of Prices.

Students will be asked to develop and present a 30-60 minute presentation during class time as part of the requirements to become an authorized trainer.  To facilitate this, the use of a personal computer is welcomed into the course for the creating of the presentation.

Authorized Trainers must possess both an active Trainer Card and certificate of course completion. To obtain these two credentials, the student trainer must pass (80%) both the performance test and the knowledge test in the #500 course. Students that do no pass the test the first time will be given one opportunity for a retest. The retest result is final. A Letter of Attendance will be issued to students that do not meet the criteria to become an Authorized Trainer.


Students must successfully complete the OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in the construction industry.  A degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of work related experience.  Students should obtain guidance on whether they meet this requirement from the OSHA Training Institute Education Center where they intend to receive the training. Authorized OSHA Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Please print this downloadable form and FAX to the OSHA Training Institute prior to the couse if you have doubts that prerequisites aren’t meet. You will have to attest to the fact that you meet these prerequisites when you sign in on the first day of class. - Prerequisite Verification Form



Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Define construction terms found in the OSHA standards
• Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA’s construction standards, regulations, and guidelines
• Identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards
• Prepare reports citing the conditions found
• Identify methods to correct hazards.


• Introduction to OSHA standards
• Safety programs
• OSHA inspections, targeting, and penalties
• Training techniques
• Hazard communication
• Health hazards in construction and personal protective equipment
• Walking and working surfaces
• Scaffolding
• Electrical
• Cranes and rigging
• Ladders and stairways
• Tools, welding
• Confined space entry, trenching
• Health hazards in construction
• Personal protective equipment
• Concrete construction, steel erection
• Recordkeeping

COURSE DATES- Click city for address, hotel and directions. If city is not hyperlinked, the exact course location has not yet been determined.

Tuition: $800 | Times: 8:00 – 4:30 | CEU’s: 2.5

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standard will not be provided, books can be purchased online. Please see List of Prices.

  Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 5 days prior to the start of the course. A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Written cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the event will be charged the cancellation fee plus the cost of the Manual and CFR. No-shows will be billed.Substitutes are welcome without penalty. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for any refunds. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. The USF Office of Continuing Professional Development will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.

Date City
Oct. 13-16, 2014 Orlando, FL Click to Register
Oct. 27-30, 2014 Jackson, MS Closed
Nov. 3-6, 2014 St. Augustine, FL Click to Register
Nov. 11-14, 2014 Miramar, FL Closed
Dec. 1-4, 2014 Tampa, FL Click to Register
Dec. 15-18, 2014 Orlando, FL Click to Register
Jan. 12-15, 2015 Jacksonville, FL  Click here to register
Feb. 9-12, 2015 Wesley Chapel, FL  Click here to register
Mar. 9-12, 2015 Miramar, FL  Click here to register
Apr. 6-9, 2015 Wesley Chapel, FL  Click here to register
Apr. 20-23, 2015 Biloxi, MS  Click here to register
May. 4-7, 2015 St. Augustine, FL  Click here to register
May. 11-14, 2015 Miramar, FL  Click here to register
Jun. 15-18, 2015 Biloxi, MS  Click here to register
Jun. 22-25, 2015 St. Augustine, FL  Click here to register