Step 1: Experience
Prospective outreach trainers must have 5 years of safety experience in either construction or general industry. CSP designation, CIH designation or a college degree in Occupation Safety and Health may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
Step 2: Prerequisite Course
Construction prerequisite course: OSHA #510
General Industry prerequisite course: OSHA #511
Step 3: Apply for the Trainer Course
Submit your industry experience to Great Lakes during the electronic course application process. This must be submitted and approved before the first day of class.
Step 4: Complete the Trainer Course
Construction trainer course: OSHA #500
General Industry trainer course: OSHA #501
We are now accepting trainer report submissions electronically as a "one-stop shop" for report submission and payment. Trainee cards can now be requested in a single step alongside your payment authorization.
The Great Lakes OSHA Education Center is a consortium comprised of three organizations; the University of Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan University, and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. In 1995 the University of Cincinnati joined with the University of Minnesota to form the Great Lakes OSHA Training Consortium; and Eastern Michigan University, in association with the UAW Health and Safety Department created the Motor City Education Center. In 2002, the Great Lakes and Motor City Education Centers joined to be one Regional Education Center. This consolidation into one comprehensive program has increased the overall efficiency of the operation of the program and allowed for complementary expertise in program management and course content, resulting in exceptional training programs throughout OSHA Region V. Glenn Talaska is the Director of the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center.
See below for our training partner course lists.