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OSHA 501

OSHA 501 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry – Tuition $700.00

COURSE DATES- Click course location for address, hotel and directions. If the city is not highlighted, than the exact course location has not yet been determined. Times: 8:00 – 4:30 | Credits: 2.5 CEUs

*PREREQUISITE REQUIRED. See below for more information


 Dates  Location
Jan. 19-22, 2016 Wesley Chapel, FL Closed
Feb. 15-18, 2016 Biloxi/D’Iberville, Ms. Closed
Feb. 22-25, 2016 Orlando, FL closed
Mar. 21-24, 2016 St. Augustine, FL Closed
Apr. 11-14, 2016 Daytona, FL Closed
May. 16-19, 2016 Miramar, FL Closed
Jun. 06-09, 2016 Wesley Chapel, FL Closed
Jul. 05-08, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Closed
Jul. 11-14, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, FL Closed
Aug. 08-11, 2016 Wesley Chapel, FL Closed
Sept. 06-09, 2016 Orlando, FL Closed
Sept. 19-22, 2016 St. Augustine, FL Closed
Sept. 26-29, 2016 Wesley Chapel, FL Click to Register 
Oct. 31 Nov 03, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Click to Register 
Nov. 14-17, 2016 Wesley Chapel, FL Click to Register 
Dec. 12-15, 2016 Daytona, FL Click to Register 


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:


PREREQUISITES Students must successfully complete the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in general 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 General Industry Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #503 Update for General 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



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. Minimum student contact hours: 26
OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900- 1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) will be provided.
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 #501 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.


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

• Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures

• Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program

• Identify common violations of OSHA standards such as lockout/tagout, walking and working surfaces, hazardous materials, and welding

• Describe how to conduct internal training on OSHA regulations and recordkeeping.


COURSE TOPICS: The primary audience for this course are planners, public and private with current or potential responsibilities for hurricane planning, pre-storm preparation, evacuations, business shut-down and start-up and post-storm response operations. Others who may benefit from this course include:

• Introduction to OSHA standards and hazard violation workshop

• Overview of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1903

• Citations and proposed penalties

• Means of egress and fire protection

• Personal protective equipment

• Material handling

• Electrical safety standards and work practices

• Hazard communication

• Introduction to industrial hygiene

• Machine guarding, Lockout/tagout

• Walking/working surfaces

• OSHA recordkeeping

• Ergonomics

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.