OSX 963 • OSHA 5600: TC for Disaster Site Worker

OSX 963 • OSHA 5600: Trainer Course for Disaster Site Worker

Summer and Fall 2023 courses are now available for enrollment.

2023 DatesTimesMeetingsMeeting TypeLocationReg. DeadlineFee
May 11, 12, 18, 198:30am–5:00pm4WeekdayOnlineMay 7$775
* Schedule(s) subject to change; contact our OSHA Assistant for scheduling questions | Updated 12/01/2022

Course Description

OSX 963 - OSHA 5600 - Trainer Course for Disaster Site WorkerThis course prepares experienced Outreach Training Program trainers to present 7.5- and 15-hour Disaster Site Worker Outreach training classes intended for second responders (those arriving hours or days after the event). Course topics include the National Response Framework, the Incident Command System, disaster work zone safety, respiratory protection, communication issues, applying elements of successful adult training programs, and knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about safety and health standards at natural and human-made disaster sites. Students are provided the opportunity to practice knowledge and skills through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations, and presentations. Students who wish to participate as authorized Disaster Site Worker trainers must prepare a presentation on an assigned disaster site worker topic individually or as part of a group. Successful completion of this course authorizes students to become trainers in the Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program and to issue DOL course completion cards to participants.

Minimum student contact hours: 24

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for overseeing safety during construction and cleanup operations, at government declared disaster sites.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the purpose and use of an Incident Command System
  2. Recognize disaster site health and safety hazards
  3. Recognize CBRNE agents and symptoms
  4. Describe appropriate Adult Learning Techniques
  5. Recognize and demonstrate proper use of respiratory protection equipment
  6. Identify required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  7. Describe methods of decontamination

CEUs: 4.0
Prerequisites: OSHA 500 • Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry or OSHA 501 • Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry, three years safety training experience, and one of the following: 40-hour HAZWOPER training (within the last five years), 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training (within the last 12 months), or possession of journey-level credentials in a building trade union. Outreach Training Program trainers are required to attend OSHA 5602 • Update for Disaster Site Worker Trainer course at least every four (4) years to maintain their Outreach Training Program trainer authorization. A copy of their Outreach Training Program trainer card for construction or general industry or an official transcript from their respective OSHA Training Institute Education Center showing successful completion of the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 course, and a copy of their HAZWOPER course completion certificate or journey-level credentials are required prior to the start of class to verify trainer status.
Course Length: 4 days
Recommended Materials: Pen, pencil, highlighter and writing pad
It is recommended that each student bring a laptop for use in preparing presentations.


System and Equipment Requirements

It is important that students review the system and equipment requirements listed below to be able to successfully take part in a CSUDH OTIEC course, whether participating in person or online via video conferencing.

In Person System and Equipment Requirements

  • A laptop with Wi-Fi capability

Online System and Equipment Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Access to computer or laptop; one student per device
  • A stand-alone webcam or secondary device such as a phone for students attending OSHA 510, 511, 500 and 501.
  • Built-in or stand-alone speakers and a microphone

Videoconferencing Requirements

Steps to Enroll

  1. Request and submit a Prerequisite Verification form at osha@csudh.edu
  3. The prerequisite form must clearly indicate that the applicant has 5 years of experience overseeing workplace safety in the applicable industry.
  4. When submitting the prerequisite verification form, your email should include the following statement: “I have read the testing and equipment requirements listed on your website and I’m able to meet these requirements.”
  5. If your form is denied, the CSUDH OTIEC will contact you via phone or email to explain why the form was denied.
  6. If your form is approved, you will receive a permission number via email to register.
  7. Contact the College of Continuing and Professional Education Registration Office to provide permission number and payment for course: 310-243-3741, Option 1

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