Professional Education Course

Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

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Course Title: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Program ID: OTI 501P Subject: Safety & Health Training

Important Course Information


OSHA requires people interested in attending the OTI 501 course to submit proof they have attended the OTI 511 (or OTI 501) course by submitting the prerequisite verification form before they will be approved to register.  Approved submissions will be notified via email within 7 days.

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NOTE: Provisional approval is not available.  Applicants must comply with instructions stated on the prerequisite verification form.


OTI 501 Course Schedule
Course Fees:
$795 course, $35 book (29 CFR 1910)

  • Apr 28-May 2, 2014 - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (Atlanta, GA) - CRN 14013
  • Jun 23-27, 2014 - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (Atlanta, GA) - CRN 14014
  • Aug 18-22, 2014 - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (Atlanta, GA) - CRN 14015
  • Sept 15-19, 2014 - Georgia Tech Savannah (Savannah, GA) - CRN 14016
  • Oct 20-24, 2014 - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (Atlanta, GA) - CRN 14017
  • Dec 8-12, 2014 - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (Atlanta, GA) - CRN 14018

Identification Required

Participants must present photo identification upon course check-in and onsite registration. The Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center will verify the identity of each individual attending an OTI course.

Course Description

Implement in your workplace the OSHA provisions provided by several private- and public-sector personnel representing numerous industries. Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the OSHA Act. Successfully complete the course and pass a multiple-choice test to become an outreach trainer, authorized to conduct both 10- and 30-hour general industry courses.

General industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers must take OTI 503 every four years to maintain their status as an outreach trainer.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn effective instructional approaches and the use of visual aids/handouts
  • Locate OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures
  • Describe the use of OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards
  • Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations and recordkeeping

What Is Covered

  • Introduction to OSHA standards
  • OSHA Act and 29 CFR 1903
  • Citations and proposed penalties
  • Training techniques
  • Means of egress and fire protection
  • Material handling and PPE
  • Outreach training program
  • Electrical safety standards and work practices
  • Hazard communication
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Machine guarding
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Ergonomics
  • Welding permit-required confined spaces

Course Materials

All students are required to bring a current copy of OSHA's 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standard (1900-1910.999 and 1910.1000 to end) is required for the course. If you already have a copy, bring it with you to class. If you don't have a current copy you may order one at time of registration.

Student Requirements

It is recommended that you bring a laptop to class to facilitate the preparation and delivery of your class presentation.


Participants are required to have both:

  1. 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 years of experience) AND
  2. OTI 511 course completion

All attendees are required to do the following before they will be eligible to register:

You will not be eligible to register until the steps above have been completed and you have been notified you are approved to register.

NOTE: If your Outreach Trainer status has been expired for more than 10 years, you will be required to attend OTI 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and meet the five-year experience requirement. You will then be required to retake the OTI 501.

Course Administrator

Myrtle Turner

Course Notes

Parking Pass

When you register, you may choose to purchase a parking pass for an additional fee (Atlanta offerings only). The pass is valid for parking in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center parking deck.

Certificate Information

This course is: