Become an OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer

The Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center offers the classes required to become an OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer. Professionals who have 5+ years of safety experience in their industry are eligible to become OSHA-authorized outreach trainers. Individuals who complete OSHA Trainer courses are authorized to teach OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour courses in Construction, General Industry, Maritime, or the 7-and 15-hour (OSHA 7600) Disaster Site Worker course. Trainers may tailor courses to the specific needs of a company or worker group, and may request OSHA cards for their students. 

Please note that course prices may vary by location. Prices listed on this page are for Seattle and Portland. To see pricing details for your location, please visit the registration page for the course of interest and select your desired location. All prices and course dates are subject to change.

Learn about becoming an OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer for:

Construction

General Industry

Maritime

Disaster Site Worker

 


 

CONSTRUCTION

To become an outreach trainer for the construction industry, you must have at least 5 years of construction industry safety experience. You will become an OSHA-authorized trainer for the construction industry upon successful completion of OSHA 500. 

Required Courses 

OSHA 510: OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $795

OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $795

Prerequisites 

In order to enroll in OSHA 500 you must:

  • Successfully complete OSHA 510 within 7 years prior to taking OSHA 500.
  • Have 5 years of construction industry safety experience. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) 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.

All students are required to submit a prerequisite verification form prior to registering for OSHA 500. The prerequisite verification form can be found on the course registration page. We encourage applicants to submit their prerequisite verification forms early to make sure they will qualify for the trainer course. Applicants should provide detailed information about their safety responsibilities relating to safety oversight, management, or instruction in the construction industry.

Maintaining Active Trainer Status

To remain an active outreach trainer, you must renew your trainer card every 4 years by taking OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers. If you do not successfully complete OSHA 502 before your trainer card expires, you will be required to retake OSHA 500 and meet all of the prerequisites prior to enrolling - this includes successful completion of OSHA 510 within the past 7 years. 

 


 

GENERAL INDUSTRY

To become an outreach trainer for general industry, you must have at least 5 years of general industry safety experience. You will become an OSHA-authorized trainer for the construction industry upon successful completion of OSHA 501. 

Required Courses 

OSHA 511: OSHA Standards for General Industry

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $795

OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $795

Prerequisites 

In order to enroll in OSHA 501 you must:

  • Successfully complete OSHA 511 within 7 years prior to taking OSHA 501.
  • Have 5 years of general industry safety experience. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) 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.

All students are required to submit a prerequisite verification form prior to registering for OSHA 501. The prerequisite verification form can be found on the course registration page. We encourage applicants to submit their prerequisite verification forms early to make sure they will qualify for the trainer course. Applicants should provide detailed information about their safety responsibilities relating to safety oversight, management, or instruction in general industry.

Maintaining Active Trainer Status

To remain an active outreach trainer, you must renew your trainer card every 4 years by taking OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers. If you do not successfully complete OSHA 503 before your trainer card expires, you will be required to retake OSHA 501 and meet all of the prerequisites prior to enrolling - this includes successful completion of OSHA 511 within the past 7 years. 

 


 

MARITIME

To become an outreach trainer for the maritime industry, you must have at least 5 years of maritime industry safety experience. You will become an OSHA-authorized trainer for the construction industry upon successful completion of OSHA 5400. 

Required Courses 

OSHA 5410: OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

length: 5 days | contact hours: 35 | cost: $895

OSHA 5400: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $795

Prerequisites 

In order to enroll in OSHA 5400 you must:

  • Successfully complete OSHA 5410 within 7 years prior to taking OSHA 5400.
  • Have 5 years of maritime industry safety experience. A bachelor’s degree (or higher) 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.

All students are required to submit a prerequisite verification form prior to registering for OSHA 5400. The prerequisite verification form can be found on the course registration page. We encourage applicants to submit their prerequisite verification forms early to make sure they will qualify for the trainer course. Applicants should provide detailed information about their safety responsibilities relating to safety oversight, management, or instruction in the maritime industry.

Maintaining Active Trainer Status

To remain an active outreach trainer, you must renew your trainer card every 4 years by taking OSHA 5402: Update for Maritime Industry Outreach Trainers. If you do not successfully complete OSHA 5402 before your trainer card expires, you will be required to retake OSHA 5400 and meet all of the prerequisites prior to enrolling - this includes successful completion of OSHA 5410 within the past 7 years. 

 


 

DISASTER SITE WORKER

To become a Disaster Site Worker Outreach Trainer, you must be on OSHA-authorized outreach trainer for Construction or General Industry with a minimum of 3 years experience as a safety and health trainer. You will become an OSHA-authorized Disaster Site Worker Outreach Trainer upon successful completion of OSHA 5600. 

Required Courses 

OSHA 5600: Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course

length: 4 days | contact hours: 26 | cost: $495

Prerequisites 

In order to enroll in OSHA 5600 you must:

  • Be an authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction or General Industry, with a current trainer card
  • Have a minimum 3 years experiences as an occupational health and safety trainer
  • One of the following:
  1. Have completed a 40-hour (minimum) Hazardous Waster Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training course within the past five (5) years, or the 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher within the past 12 months
  2. Possess journey-level credentials in a building trade union

All students are required to submit a prerequisite verification form prior to registering for OSHA 5600. The prerequisite verification form can be found on the course registration page. We encourage applicants to submit their prerequisite verification forms early to make sure they will qualify for the trainer course. 

Maintaining Active Trainer Status

To remain an active outreach trainer, you must renew your trainer card every 4 years by taking OSHA 5602: Update for Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course. If you do not successfully complete OSHA 5602 before your trainer card expires, you will be required to retake OSHA 5600 and meet all of the prerequisites prior to enrolling.

 


 

QUESTIONS?

For more information about becoming an OSHA-authorized Outreatch Trainer please contact the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center at 206-685-3089 or 800-326-7568 or ce@uw.edu.