OSHA Outreach Training Program

OSHA Outreach Training ProgramBackground

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Outreach Training Program was established to train workers in the basics of safety and health hazard recognition and prevention. OSHA authorizes trainers, who complete the 4-day construction or general industry train-the-trainer courses, to conduct the 10-hour and 30-hour construction or general industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention courses.

Individuals who are interested in becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer must complete the following requirements:

Construction Industry

OSHA #510 – OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
OSHA #500 – Trainer Course for Construction Industry
• 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 (2) years of experience.
Review the Program Guidelines

General Industry

OSHA #511 – OSHA Standards for General Industry
OSHA #501 – Trainer Course for General Industry
• 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 (2) years of experience.
Review the Program Guidelines

When you complete the course, you are authorized to train for four years. Prior to the end of four years, you must take an update course to renew your authorization for another four years. There are two update courses available:

OSHA #502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
OSHA #503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

Federal OSHA Website:

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.