OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry

Course Description

Use OSHA standards to learn effective training techniques with a special emphasis on the most hazardous areas in construction. This course is for private- and public-sector workers interested in developing safety and health programs in construction. Successfully complete the course and pass a multiple-choice test to become an outreach trainer, authorized to conduct both 10- and 30-hour construction courses. Construction industry outreach trainers must take OSHA 502 every four years to maintain their status as an outreach trainer.

Course ID: OTI 0500P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course requires an application and approval prior to registration.  Please review these steps:

  • Login to your existing GTPE account or create a new GTPE account
    • Select "Click Here to Login" button next to the desired course section or
    • Select "Sign In" located at the top right corner of this page
    • Note: if you see the words "My Account" on the top right corner of the page, you are logged in and should see a "Request Approval" button in the section table below
  • Click "Request Approval" button next to the desired course section
  • Upload required documents and submit for approval
  • Note: If you see a "register" button below, it indicates you have requested and been approved to register for that particular section

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 18, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Monday, June 18, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875 18100
Section Details Aug 20, 2018 Aug 24, 2018 Monday, August 20, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875 18101
Section Details Sep 25, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Greenville, South Carolina $875 18661
Section Details Oct 29, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875 18102
Section Details Dec 10, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875 18103
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14007 Jun 23, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
14008 Aug 18, 2014 Aug 22, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
14009 Sep 15, 2014 Sep 19, 2014 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $795
14010 Oct 20, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
14011 Dec 8, 2014 Dec 12, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
15121 Feb 2, 2015 Feb 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
15122 Mar 23, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $875
15123 Apr 27, 2015 May 1, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
15124 Jun 15, 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $875
15651 Jun 15, 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Classroom Greenville, South Carolina $875



  • Application approval from the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Office (see above for the application process)
  • OTI 0510P-OSHA 510 -Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry
  • Five years of construction safety experience (Training which may substitute for two years of safety experience: a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation)

Who Should Attend

Safety Professionals, Supervisors, Mangers and individuals interested in becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer in the Construction Industry

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn effective instructional approaches and the use of visual aids/handouts

  • Define construction terms found in OSHA standards

  • Present effective safety and health training programs in accordance with OSHA's construction standards, regulations, and guidelines

  • Identify hazards that occur in the construction industry and determine appropriate standards

  • Prepare reports citing conditions found

  • Identify methods to correct hazards


  • Training techniques

  • Hazard communication

  • Health hazards and PPE

  • Walking and working surfaces

  • Scaffolding and trenching

  • Outreach training program

  • Electrical

  • Cranes and rigging

  • Ladders and stairways

  • Tools and welding

  • Confined space entry

  • Concrete construction

  • Steel erection

  • OSHA recordkeeping

  • OSHA standards and safety programs

  • OSHA inspections, targeting, penalties



  • Photo identification (present at check-in)
  • Current copy of OSHA's 29 CFR 1926 Construction Safety Standard


  • Laptop computer to facilitate the preparation and delivery of class presentation

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET