I. Trainer Requirements.
Requirements for Disaster Site trainers authorized through the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program are
contained in the following two documents:
Outreach Training Program Requirements. This covers
the requirements for OSHA authorized trainers in all Outreach Training
Outreach Training Program - Disaster Site Worker Procedures.
II. Disaster Site Worker Summary
Program Purpose. The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program
intends to provide necessary training to workers who provide skilled
support (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment
operation) or clean-up services in response to natural and man-made
disasters. All workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences
between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites
and be able to inspect, don, and doff airpurifying respirators. This
training also intends to raise awareness that pre-incident training
is essential to ensure worker safety and health in response to disasters.
Voluntary Program. This training program is voluntary.
It does not meet training requirements in any OSHA standard. Even though
some jurisdictions, employers, and unions may require Disaster Site
Worker outreach training to work on job sites and to fulfill their safety
training goals, OSHA still considers the program voluntary. Workers
must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. To
review OSHA's training requirements, see OSHA Publication #2254, Training
Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines*.
Disaster Site Procedures. These procedures provide
instructions for authorized Disaster Site outreach trainers. The procedures
are designed to ensure consistency of classes and that students receive
the best possible training. The Outreach Training Program Requirements
cover the requirements for all OSHA authorized trainers in every Outreach
III. Trainer Status
Becoming an Authorized Disaster Site Trainer. To
become an authorized trainer, a person must meet the following three
Be a currently authorized OSHA Construction or General Industry
Have a minimum of three years experience as an occupational safety
and health trainer.
Have completed a 40-hour (minimum) Hazardous Waste Operations
and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training course, possess journey
level credentials in the construction trades, or possess technical
skills or credentials in construction work equivalent to the journey
Experience cannot be substituted for the training prerequisite component.
OSHA does not issue waivers for these prerequisites. After satisfying
the prerequisites, a person must complete OSHA #5600 Disaster Site
Worker Train-the-Trainer Course to become an authorized trainer.
Update Requirement. To stay current on relevant
OSHA matters, authorized Disaster Site outreach trainers are required
to attend OSHA #5602 Update for Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course
every four years. The OSHA #5600 course may also be used to maintain
a trainer's authorized status. If a trainer's authorization has expired,
the trainer has a 90-day grace period after their expiration date to
take OSHA #5602. The 90-day grace period is designed to allow for unexpected
circumstances like course cancellations, illness, and other unavoidable
obligations such as jury duty. After the grace period, a trainer's authorization
may only be reinstated by retaking OSHA #5600. If a trainer's authorization
has expired, they will be unable to conduct outreach training and receive
student completion cards.
Course Offerings. The trainer courses are offered
exclusively at the OTI Education Centers. Each OTI Education Center
posts its course offerings, schedule, and locations
on their individual website. For a complete list, see OTI
IV. Disaster Site Worker Requirements.
The following are additional requirements related to the Disaster Site
Worker Outreach Training Program. They are an addendum to the requirements
section VI of the Outreach Training Program Requirements.
Training Materials. To teach the 15-Hour Disaster
Site Worker Course #7600, OSHA recommends trainers use the lesson plans
with reference materials and provide the student handouts which were
distributed in the OSHA #5600 course.
Respirator Training. For the Respirator segment
of the training, trainers will need the following:
A half-face and full face piece negative pressure respirators
and a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR);
5-6 respirators with defective elements;
Complete selection of respirator filters and cartridges for demonstration;
One half-face piece negative pressure respirator, equipped with
triple cartridges, for every 2 participants.
Records. Class files must include student "Theme
Worksheets", final exercises, and performance checklists and scores
for Inspecting, Donning, and Doffing Half-Face AirPurifying Respirators.
In-Person Training. Course #7600 must be delivered
Testing. Conduct the respirator exercise and complete
the individual performance checklists and scores. Discuss the students'
notes made to complete their "Theme Worksheet" at the end of the course
as a summary exercise and to relate the new information to their job.
Students must participate in a final exercise that evaluates their ability
to identify potential safety and health hazards at disaster sites, state
types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that might be needed, consider
personal hygiene and decontamination issues that would need to be addressed,
and list their personal responsibilities for their own safety and health.
Maximum Class Size. Limiting class size is an important
issue in this training because of the trainer responsibilities in the
Respiratory Protection segment of the course. In this segment, only
two students are allowed per respirator, and the trainer has to score
each trainee on inspecting, donning, and doffing of half-face air-purifying
respirators. For the respirator performance test, it is recommended
that the student-to-trainer ratio not exceed 10-1. If it does, you will
need qualified assistance for that portion of the course. Small classes
encourage trainee involvement through discussion and participation and
through sharing of knowledge and experiences.
V. Disaster Site Worker Procedures.
This section contains information on the procedures for conducting Disaster
Site outreach training classes. Trainers are responsible for understanding
these procedures when planning and conducting their Disaster Site outreach
classes. OSHA student completion cards in the Disaster Site Worker Outreach
Training Program do not expire. Please note that expiration dates may
be imposed by other entities but it is not an OSHA requirement.
15-Hour Disaster Site Worker Course #7600 - Designated Training
Completion of the 10- or 30-hour OSHA Construction or General
Industry Outreach Training Course is a prerequisite to attending
this course because course #7600 does not cover in detail the safety
and health hazards that occur on a daily basis on a normal work
The goal of Course #7600 is to provide Disaster Site Workers
an awareness of the safety and health hazards they may encounter
as well as of the importance of respiratory and other personal protective
equipment and proper decontamination procedures that may be used
to mitigate the hazards. Participants will support the use of an
Incident Command System through the safe performance of their job
responsibilities. They'll be able to show awareness of effects of
traumatic incident stress that can result from working conditions
and measures to reduce this stress. Of primary importance is the
participant's ability to perform the following specific tasks correctly:
inspection of an air-purifying respirator;
donning and doffing an air-purifying respirator; and
respirator user seal check.
The intended audience for this course are Disaster Site Workers
who provide skilled support services or site clean-up services in
response to a disaster. Most of this audience are members of the
construction trades, therefore this is the focus of the curriculum.
OSHA recognizes that other skilled support personnel, such as
utility workers and public works employees, may not have a construction
background. Trainers for the Disaster Site Worker Course will need
to assess their audience and modify the course materials as appropriate
to provide visual materials, examples, scenarios, case studies and
lessons learned from actual events that will engage these workers
and facilitate accomplishing the overall course goal.
With the exception of the lesson on CBRNE (chemical, biological,
radiological, nuclear, and explosives) agents, the curriculum for
this course applies equally to natural and man-made disasters. If
this course is given to workers who are expected to respond primarily
to natural disasters, trainers should supply additional material
relevant to the specific type of disaster that is anticipated. In
all cases, the objectives listed in the manual for each lesson must
This course emphasizes knowledge, precautions and personal protection
essential to maintaining a worker's personal safety and health at
a disaster site. Workers will perform an inspection of an appropriate
air-purifying respirator, don the respirator and perform a user
seal check, and doff the respirator. This training provides students
an opportunity to practice their new knowledge, skills and attitudes
through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations and presentations.
Trainers must cover all of the following Disaster Site Worker
topics. OSHA has provided the typical length of each topic necessary
to fulfill the objectives of Course #7600, Disaster Site Worker
Course. Although time spent in each topic may vary from our recommended
length, the total course time must be at least 15 hours. Participants
will complete a "Theme Worksheet" throughout the course as reinforcement
of the learning. A discussion of notes made to complete the "Theme
Worksheet" will be facilitated at the end of the course to enhance
the retention and transfer of their new knowledge back on the job.
The course will conclude with a final assessment in the form of
an exercise that will measure the participants' mastery of all of
the course objectives.
Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control
and prevention, not OSHA standards. The topic requirements are as
Introduction/Overview (1.25 hours)
Incident Command System/Unified Command Systems (0.75 hour)
Safety Hazards (2.5 hours)
Health Hazards (2.0 hours)
CBRNE Agents (1.0 hour)
Traumatic Incident Stress Awareness (0.50 hour)
Respiratory Protection (3.5 hours)
Other Personal Protective Equipment (1.25 hours)
Decontamination (1.5 hours)
Final Exercise (0.75 hour)
Reporting Training Classes
Outreach Training Program Report - Disaster Site Worker
Instructions for completing the Outreach Training Program
Report - Disaster Site Worker are included on the form.
Include the range of scores for only the Operations Performance
Score under "Training Certifications and Information."
FROM will be the lowest Operations Performance Score
obtained by any student in the class and TO will be
the highest Operations Performance Score.
Outreach Training Program Requirements. See
the Outreach Training Program Requirements, section VII, How to
Obtain Student Completion Cards, for information on documenting
training to receive student completion cards.
VI. Disaster Site and Training Websites.
The following sites are referenced to help trainers prepare and conduct
outreach training classes:
Publications. OSHA has many helpful publications, forms, posters,
and fact sheets. Publications are available in HTML and PDF formats.
Publications may also be available from the nearest OSHA Area or Regional
Quick Cards. Students will benefit from these cards, many of which
are available in both English and Spanish. These are straightforward
reference materials which focus on specific safety and health topics.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
OMB NO. 1218-0262
DISASTER SITE WORKER Read instructions before completing
Recent Trainer Course
Expiration Date /
Authorizing Training Organization
Trainer AddressCheck if this is a new address
Course Information (check all that apply)
Language other than English or Spanish (specify:
Youth (age 18 or less)
OSHA Alliance or Partnership (specify):
Training Site Address
Type of Training Site
Safety & Health
14. Statement of Certification I certify that I have conducted this outreach training class in accordance
with the OSHA Outreach Training Program guidelines. I have maintained the
training records as required by these guidelines and I will provide these
records to the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (or their designee)
upon request. I understand that I will be subject to immediate dismissal
from the OSHA Outreach Training Program if information provided herein is
not true and correct. I further understand that providing false information
herein may subject me to civil and criminal penalties under Federal law,
including 18 U.S.C. 1001 and section 17(g) of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act, 29 U.S.C.666(g), which provides criminal penalties for making
false statements or representations in any document filed pursuant to that
Act. I hereby attest that all provided is true and correct.
If submitting this form by electronic means, by checking the box to
the left or affixing signature, I attest that all information provided in
this submission is true and accurate.
15. Topic Outline
I certify that I taught all the required topics and
met the Lesson
Objectives of the Disaster Site Worker Course #7600.
I certify that I conducted the training for a minimum
of 16 hours.
I certify that I have maintained supporting documentation
on the respirator performance checklists and scores.
The range of scores that
I recorded for the Operations Performance
Score in the respiratory protection performance test:
_____ To _____
ensure that names are legible
Instructions for Outreach Trainer
The Outreach Training Program is the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) voluntary orientation training
program aimed at workers. It provides workers with information about OSHA
and provides an overview of job hazards. Trainers authorized through the
OSHA Outreach Training Program must conduct outreach training classes in
accordance with the current Outreach Training Program Guidelines issued
by the Directorate of Training and Education (DTE). The Outreach
Training Program Guidelines can be found online at the OSHA.gov website
under Training, OSHA Outreach Training Program.
Item 1 Trainer Name
List your full name. When completing student course completion cards, print
or type your name on each card to ensure it is legible.
Item 2 ID No.
This applies only to trainers who have already received student cards. New
trainers do not have an ID number. ID numbers are issued to trainers after
their initial course is documented. If this is your first class, or if you
have updated your trainer status, include a copy of your trainer card.
Item 3 Recent Trainer Course
Indicate the most recent applicable course number you have completed.
Item 4 Expiration Date
Enter your trainer expiration date as listed on the bottom right of your
Authorized Outreach Trainer card.
Item 5 Authorizing Training Organization
List the name of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center responsible
for your last trainer or update course, or indicate if your training was
completed at the OSHA Training Institute.
Item 6 Trainer Address
Provide an address where to send the cards. The address you provide should
ensure that the cards are sent directly to you. If you have an ID number
and there are no address changes, you are not required to fill in this section.
Item 7 Course Conducted
Place an "x" in the appropriate box. A separate report must be
completed for each course completed.
Item 8 Course Information (check all that apply)
Place an "x" next to all the information that applies to the majority
of this course.
Item 9 No.
Indicate the number of students who completed the course. Note: If you
held a class that contained more or less students than allowed by OSHA
policy, include a copy of the prior approval received from your authorizing
Item 10 Training Site Address
Provide the address, city, state, and country where the course was conducted.
Item 11 Type of Training Site
Place an "x" next to the type of site where the training was
held. If none of the choices apply, specify the type of training site.
Item 12 Course Duration
Enter the start date, end date, start time, and end time of the course.
Item 13 Sponsoring Organization
Place an "x" in the box to indicate the sponsor of the training,
if applicable. If you had a sponsor, but that type of organization is
not a choice, check "Other" and specify the type of sponsoring
group or organization.
Item 14 Statement of Certification
The authorized trainer must sign the statement of certification to verify
that the class was conducted in accordance with OSHA's guidelines
and attest to the accuracy of the documentation submitted. If requesting
cards electronically, the trainer must place an "x" in the box
or affix a signature.
Item 15 Topic Outline
Complete the applicable 10- or 30-hour topic outline. You must complete
this part of the form.
Item 16 Student Names
List the first and last name of each student who completed the entire
course. Ensure the names are legible. Your course records must include
sign-in sheets for each day and a copy of each completed card.
OSHA Form 4-50.4
Privacy Act Statement and Paperwork Reduction Act Statement
The Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), section 901 of Title
30 to the US Code and 20 CFR 725.504 - 513 authorize collection of this
information. The purpose of this information is to determine whether the
trainer is authorized and whether the training was properly completed. Completion
of this form is not mandatory, however, this information is required to
obtain OSHA student course completion cards. Additional disclosures of this
information are not required.
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required
to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays
a valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection
of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection
of information. The obligation to respond to this collection is required
to obtain OSHA student course completion cards as stated in OSHA's Outreach
Training Program guidelines. Send comments regarding the burden estimate
or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions
for reducing this burden, to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Standards and Guidance,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N3718, Washington, DC 20210 and reference
the OMB Control Number. Note: Please do not return the completed OSHA Form
4-50.1 to this address.
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