OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in its Outreach Training Program, updating and clarifying student contact hours, replacement card procedures, the Trainer Code of Conduct, and more. The new elective was also added to the selection of classes. The outreach program trains workers and supervisors to recognize and prevent safety and health hazards on the job, and to understand worker rights and employer responsibilities.

OSHA does not conduct the classes but establishes requirements and authorizes trainers. Classes—in general industry, construction, maritime, and disaster recovery—are voluntary and do not satisfy any OSHA training requirements. New requirements and procedures are effective April 1. For more information, see the Outreach Training Program webpage.