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OSHA 500

Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

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


  • Course #510 completed within the last 7 years.
  • Five years of construction safety experience.
  • A bachelor or higher college degree in occupational safety and health or industrial hygiene by an accredited college or university, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.

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.

A list of OSHA 500 dates and locations are listed below. Prior approval is needed by filling out the verification of prerequisites form (link below). After submitting the verification of prerequisites form an email will be sent back within 5 business days with an approval or rejection notification. If approved, at that time completion of the registration will be provided. 

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OSHA 500 Course Details

  • Course Length: 4 days

  • Course Credit: 2.6 CEU’s

  • Course Fee: $750

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OSHA 500 Testimonials


NRC WVU OSHA Training Student, OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer

"I just wanted to reach out and say thanks to everyone at safety and health. Over the last year we have all been challenged one way or another. I personally had a few issues trying to get a new job when I lost my business from COVID-19. I needed classes for Career advancement. Since the offering of Videoconferencing I was able to take a few classes including recently completing the OSHA 500. This class alone has helped me get hired with the Department of Defense safety team as well as a private firm. I have a small family and things have been rough. I plan on finishing my CSS-C and continue to take classes through WVU Safety. So I just wanted to say thanks and I appreciate all the hard work you all do. You may not realize the full impact you have on students but I assure you its more than you know. Thanks again !"