Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.
Prerequisites:Course #510 and five years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety & Health Technician (CSHT) or Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.
Note: If an individual has taken the OSHA 500 authorization in the past and the expiration date does not exceed 10 years then they are waived from completing the OSHA 510 and the filling out the verification of prerequisites. Please email WVUSHE@mail.wvu.edu with a copy of your trainer card to verify. If this information is not provided then no approval will be given and completion of the OSHA 510 and verification form will need to be provided.
NOTE: Students in Course #500 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass both a written and performance based exam at the end of the course.
Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #502 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.
Please note that a list of OSHA 500 dates and locations are listed below but prior approval is needed by filling out the verification of prerequisites form (Blue link below). After submitting the verification of prerequisites form an email will be sent back within 5 days with an approval or rejection notification. If approved, at that time completion of the registration will be provided.