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OSHA 500 - Trainer Course - Construction Industry

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This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA Construction 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 Construction Outreach classes, and to issue cards to participants after verifying course completion. Students who wish to participate as authorized Outreach trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program must prepare a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction 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

Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete the OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction and have five (5) years of safety and health work experience in the construction 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 Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

(4 Day / 32 Hour)
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  • Define construction terms found in the OSHA standards;
  • Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA’s construction standards;
  • regulations and guidelines;
  • Identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards;
  • Prepare reports citing the conditions found; and
  • Identify methods to correct hazards


  • Introduction to OSHA Standards Walking & working surfaces
  • OSHA inspection, targeting, and penalties
  • Safety programs
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Training techniques
  • Hazard communication
  • Personal protection equipment
  • Steel erection
  • Ladders and stairways
  • Trenching Welding
  • Electrical safety
  • Scaffolds Cranes and rigging
  • Confined-space entry
  • Concrete construction
  • Hand and power tools

Course length and materials:

This is a 4-day/32-hour course.

Each student will receive OSHA’s 29CFR1926 Construction Industry Standard, a certificate of completion, and a wallet card.