OSX 963 • OSHA 5600: TC for Disaster Site Worker

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

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NOTE: Students interested in this course should contact the CSUDH OTIEC at osha@csudh.edu.

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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

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.


 Registration Eligibility

Students who wish to participate in OSHA–numbered courses in the online synchronous video conferencing format must have a valid physical address in Region 9 (CA, NV, HI, AZ, Guam, and American Samoa), or obtain permission from their local OTIEC to attend a class outside their home region.

Other CSUDH OTIEC courses can be taken by anyone (no residency required).



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 built-in camera, Wi-Fi capability

  Online System and Equipment Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (4G/LTE or better)
  • Access to computer or laptop with built-in camera – one student per device
  • OSHA 510, 511, 500 and 501 Students only:
    Additional stand-alone webcam or secondary device (phone)
  • Built-in or external speakers/headset and microphone

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