OSHA 5600 Course Description

OSHA 5600 - Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course

The Disaster Site Worker Train-the-Trainer Course prepares experienced trainers to present OSHA's 15-hour Disaster Site Worker Course. Trainers for this course need to be able to apply the elements of successful adult training programs, along with specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to awareness training about safety and health standards at natural and man-made disaster sites. Trainers are given the opportunity to practice knowledge, skills, and attitudes through discussion, planned exercises, demonstrations, and presentations. 

Participants receive lesson plans and training materials for the Disaster Site Worker Course as well as information on training techniques and resources. Trainers will be expected to present a selected portion of the Disaster Site Worker Course and to use a "presentation evaluation" sheet to evaluate to other presenters. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct the 15-hour Disaster Site Worker Course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion. 

This course is provided by Mid-South OTI Education Center. Minimum Contact Hours: 26 hours

 Current OSHA authorization as a Construction, Maritime or General Industry Outreach trainer, three years of safety training experience, and either completion of the 40-hour HAZWOPER course or possession of journey-level credentials in a building trade union. You must complete the Prerequisite Verification Form prior to registering for this course. 

Learn to:
  • Apply elements of successful adult training programs
  • Acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes with regard to safety and health hazards at natural and man-made disaster sites
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly don, doff, and inspect air-purifying respirators to accomplish successful delivery of the Disaster Site Worker Course
Topics Covered:
  • Successful Adult Training Programs
  • OSHA's role in nationally significant incidents
  • Air-purifying respirators
  • Applications of adult learning theory
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Workshop
  • Related group exercises