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OSHA #503 - Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

This course is designed for private sector personnel who have completed the OSHA 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on OSHA general industry standards and OSHA policies. Outreach trainers are required to attend this course at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.

For more information and to register see https://www.nsec.niu.edu/nsec/course-schedules/osha-courses/osha-0503.shtml.

* Minnesota Safety Council is not an OTI Education Center, but serves as a host training organization for the National Safety Education Center.
Length: Three days

This course covers changes in such topics as OSHA inspection policies, procedures, and standards. You will have the opportunity to give a presentation on a safety and health related topic.

Prerequisites: Current OSHA general industry outreach trainer card.

Who should attend:
This course is for personnel in the private sector who have completed the 501 Instructor course and need to update their certification. General industry outreach trainers take note: you have an obligation to stay current on OSHA standards to maintain your status as an authorized trainer. For this reason, the OSHA Training Institute and the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers conduct OSHA 503. Attendance every four years is mandatory (or you can retake course 501).

  • Locate and apply recently adopted or revised OSHA 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.
  • Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations.
Continuing Education Units:
The OSHA 503 earns 1.7 CEU's; 22.8 contact hours. Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA Training Institute course completion card.

This course will be held at the Minnesota Safety Council Resource Center located at 474 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul. Take the Dale Street exit from I-94. Proceed east on south frontage road (Concordia Avenue) past the American Lung Association. Turn right into our lower level parking lot.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 West 7th Street in St. Paul. Reservations can be made directly by calling 651-225-1515 or booking online, single or double occupancy. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in a Minnesota Safety Council training course to receive the preferred rate.

Nov 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Each day)
Where: Minnesota Safety Council Lower Level West Classroom
Instructor: Terry Larson
Members: $700.00
Nonmembers: $700.00
This three-day course starts on November 19, and ends on November 21, 2019.


Terry Larson, GSP    
Safety Council Staff
Terry S. Larson, GSP is a lifelong resident of Minnesota. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety from Waldorf University. Prior to coming to the Minnesota Safety Council, Terry worked in the general industry field as well as the Minnesota Army National Guard. In these roles he helped to reduce the risk of injury and illness for workers. Terry’s passion lies in collaborating across boundaries to find common ground in delivering safety education and training programs to create the safest possible work area.

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