OSHA’s 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.

OSHA Trainer Requirements

The OSHA Training Center offers all courses required to become an OSHA Outreach Trainer:

Construction Industry

General Industry

Outreach Trainers are also required to have five years of construction or 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.

Outreach Trainers are authorized to train for four years. Prior to the end of four years, trainers must take an update course to renew their authorization for another four years. There are two update courses available:

For more information visit our Outreach Training Program web page.