How to become an Outreach Trainer
OSHA Standards Course: Valid Governement ID must be presented at class
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Standards courses survey OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as safety and health principles. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Each student receives a Code of Federal Regulations and materials related to the curriculum. A 50 question, closed-book examination must be passed to earn a certificate of completion.
Document 5 years* knowledge of OSHA Standards through experience
First read the instructions on the Prerequisite Verification Form prior to completing the document – found on pages 1, 6, 7 and 8 (pay particular attention to items 17, 18, and 19).
Complete the Prerequisite Verification Form in DETAIL. Your 5 years of OSHA standards experience gained by using standards in your background must match the industry (Construction 510, General Industry 511, Maritime 5410)
This is a government form and every effort must be made to highlight your detailed information in the space provided. If you require additional space, you can attach a supplemental explanation, preferably on letterhead.
OSHA Education Centers review your submittal for evidence you’ve demonstrated working knowledge of the OSHA standards.
NOTE: A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional certification (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist certification (CIH) may be substituted for two years of experience. For the Trainer Course in OSH Standards for the Maritime Industry you must now have five years of experience in the maritime industry. In addition to the CSP and CIH, Maritime trainers with their Certified Marine Chemist (CMC) may substitute that designation for two years of experience.
* Five years of safety experience means: The person has knowledge of the OSHA standards gained by using them in their job for at least five years. They do not need to have devoted all of their time to safety and health, but safety and health was a part of their responsibilities.
Scan and email or fax or mail ALL DOCUMENTS together
– registration form
– copy of transcripts if applicable
– Prerequisite Verification Form
– copy of certificate of completion from applicable OSHA standards course.
Your registration and associated documentation will be reviewed, and you will receive notice if your experience and knowledge of OSHA standards satisfy the Directorate of Training and Education /OSHA criteria to be approved to attend the Outreach Trainer course of your choice.
OSHA Outreach Trainer Course: Valid Government ID must be presented at class.
NOTE: Students in outreach trainer courses must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Outreach topic and successfully pass a closed-book written examination.
For those who successfully become Outreach Trainers, an update course is required every four years (Construction 502, General Industry 503, Maritime 5402). When registering for an update course, include a front and back copy of your current trainer card with the registration form. In addition, each applicant for a trainer update must send in a Prerequisite Verification Form. On page 1 complete through item #6, then skip to item #41 on page 5. Check the appropriate box and remember to sign the Prerequisite Verification Form at item #43 on that same page.
A trainer who does not take an update prior to expiration has a 90-day grace period in which to still take the update course. During this time an expired trainer will be unable to teach.
Previously authorized Outreach trainers no longer exist. A trainer card that has expired within the last 10 years is no longer acceptable to meet the prerequisite requirements for enrolling in a trainer course. Any trainer who allows their authorization to expire, beyond the 90 day grace period, must meet the same prerequisite requirements as new students enrolling in the trainer course, i.e. standards course completion within the last 7 years (Construction 510, General Industry 511, Maritime 5410), and a prerequisite verification form that documents the 5 years of safety experience.