PNC Offers OSHA 501/503 Outreach Trainer Courses

purdue-north-centralThe Purdue University North Central Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) will offer an OSHA 501: Outreach Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry course and OSHA 503 course, open to all qualified individuals.

The OSHA 501 course, will meet at PNC – Porter County, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, from May 18 through May 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 18, 19 and 20 and from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on May 21. The course fee is $800 per person and includes all books, materials and lunch on May 18, 19, and 20.

The OSHA 503 course will meet on the same dates and in the same location. The course fee is $600 per person.

OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer status is designed for personnel interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups.

Special emphasis is placed on the topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as intensive instruction on training techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate as well as an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry card. To renew this credential, Outreach Trainers must take the OSHA 503 course every four years. Current Outreach Trainers needing to recertify may take this course to do so.

For the OSHA 501 course, a thorough understanding of OSHA general industry standards is required. To enroll, one must have completed the OSHA 511 course and have five years of safety experience. A bachelor’s degree in safety can substitute for two years of experience.

To be considered for approval to join the OSHA 501 course, those interested in registering must submit a Prerequisite Verification Form to the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning by the registration deadline on Friday, May 1 and have completed the OSHA 511 course.

For further information or to register, please contact the Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at (219) 785-5343 or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748.