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OSH Train the Trainer Program

The Train the Trainer Program is a special opportunity offered free to public sector employees and employers/employees in the following OSH Special Emphasis Programs:

Special Emphasis Program NAICS Code
Construction 23
Food Manufacturing 311
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 4244
Logging/Arboriculture 11331, 56173
Long Term Care 623

Individuals who complete this three day course will be authorized to teach OSH 10- and 30-hour courses in construction or general industry.  Authorized trainers are limited to teaching their own employees and contractors working at their active job site.

Note:

  • This course is for North Carolina employers and employees only.

  • Authorized trainers are prohibited from offering these courses to the general public free or at cost.

  • These services cannot be provided in a sole proprietor or consultant capacity.

  • This program is voluntary. North Carolina OSH does not require participation in this program.

 

How to Apply

How to Apply

Complete and submit the course application along with prerequisite documentation via fax to 919-807-2876 or e-mail to dol.trainthetrainer@labor.nc.gov.

Prerequisites for NC 500 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction Industry

Prerequisites for NC 500 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction Industry

  • The applicant must have attended the NC 510 (OSH NC 30-Hour Construction Industry Awareness Course) or the OTI #510 course within the past 5 years.

  • The applicant must have at least five years of construction safety experience, where he/she actively managed at least one component of the employee safety and health program.  A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.

  • The applicant must have at least one year of experience training employees on relevant safety and health topics. The training experience must have occurred within the last five years.

Prerequisites for NC 501 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

Prerequisites for NC 501 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

  • The applicant must have attended the NC 511 (OSH NC 30-Hour General Industry Awareness Course) or the OTI #511 within the past 5 years.

  • The applicant must have at least five years of general industry safety experience, where he/she actively managed at least one component of the employee safety and health program.  A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.

  • The applicant must have at least one year of experience training employees on relevant safety and health topics. The training experience must have occurred within the last five years.

Course Materials

Course Materials

This program is offered FREE of charge, except for the cost of the standards book. For the NC 500 course, students must have the most current (2018) 29 CFR 1926 for the Construction Industry ($32.00). For the NC 501 course, students must have the most current 29 CFR 1910 for General Industry ($37.00). Standards books ordered from NCDOL will have the state specific standards. To order a standards book from NCDOL, please call 919-707-7876 or use the online order form.

Additional Information

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the Train the Trainer Program, please contact Dee Bryant at 919-707-7858 or email dol.trainthetrainer@labor.nc.gov.

Resources for Authorized Trainers

Resources for Authorized Trainers

Refer to the Train the Trainer Program Guidelines for information on the rules and procedures for conducting a training course. Trainers are responsible for understanding these requirements when planning and conducting their courses.

To receive student completion cards for training you have conducted, the OSH Train the Trainer Program Report must be completed and submitted along with a copy of your Train the Trainer card, a list of the students who completed the training, and a topic outline.