OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

Course Description

Maintain your general industry trainer status. Become familiar with recent changes to OSHA standards for the most common hazards and violations. General industry voluntary compliance outreach trainers must take this course every four years. If your card has expired, you must retake the OSHA 501 course and the exam.

Course ID: OTI 0503P
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 12, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640 18116
Section Details Jul 10, 2018 Jul 12, 2018 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $640 18014
Section Details Oct 2, 2018 Oct 4, 2018 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640 18117
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14027 Jul 15, 2014 Jul 17, 2014 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $580
14028 Oct 7, 2014 Oct 9, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $580
15140 Jan 13, 2015 Jan 15, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
15141 Mar 31, 2015 Apr 2, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
15142 Jun 2, 2015 Jun 4, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
15143 Jul 14, 2015 Jul 16, 2015 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $640
15144 Oct 6, 2015 Oct 8, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
16147 Jan 12, 2016 Jan 14, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
16148 Apr 5, 2016 Apr 7, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640
16150 Jun 14, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $640



Who Should Attend

Private-sector personnel who have completed the OSHA 501 instructor course

How You Will Benefit

  • Locate and apply recently adopted or revised OSHA general industry safety and health standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Use recent changes in OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions.

  • Describe recent developments in abatement procedures for selected safety hazards.


  • OSHA inspection policy updates

  • OSHA procedures and standards updates

  • Safety and health program management

  • Training techniques



  • Photo identification (present at check-in)
  • Current copy of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Safety Standard
  • Current trainer card or transcript from last OSHA 501 or OSHA 503 course completed (as part of the pre-requisite process referenced above)


  • Laptop computer and/or flash drive with training material to facilitate class presentation

For Course-Related Questions

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