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What is OSHA 500 training?


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OSHA 500 is the Trainer Course for the Construction Industry. This course is designed for those who are interested in teaching OSHA’s 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach classes to employees and other interested groups.

Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10-hour and 30-hour classes as well as on those that are the most hazardous in the construction industry. Participants learn effective instructional approaches, adult learning principles, and training techniques.

Participants learn to clearly identify, define, and explain construction industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures as they teach 10-hour and 30-hour construction outreach courses.

This course authorizes the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health courses, and to issue student completion cards to participants.

Topics include:

Learn effective instructional approaches and the use of visual aids/handouts
Define construction terms found in OSHA standards
Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA’s construction standards, regulations, and guidelines

Prerequisites: OSHA #510 OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry and five years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.

Prior training experience is recommended before taking this course. Students in OSHA #500 must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA general industry outreach topic and successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course to become an authorized Outreach Trainer.

Here are some resources for finding basic OSHA training programs both on-line and in person.

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