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REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE COMPLETION

One Prerequisite Course, one Trainer Course, all remaining Other Required Courses and a minimum of one Specialty Courses track.

Prerequisite Courses

Students must choose either the OSHA 510 or OSHA 511 - not both. Contact oshatraining@ucsd.edu for advising.

OSHA 510 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction IndustryFPM-40299

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health princi...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 511 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General IndustryFPM-40366

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special em...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Required Trainer Courses

Students must choose either the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 - not both.

OSHA 500 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction IndustryFPM-40280

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups. Using OSHA C...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 501 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General IndustryFPM-40281

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the 10 and 30-hour general industry safety and health Outreach training program to their employees and other interested groups. Using the...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Other Required Courses

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OSHA 3095 - Electrical Standards (Low Voltage - Federal)FPM-40300

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course covers OSHA Electrical Standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single- and three-phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 7505 - Introduction to Incident (Accident) InvestigationFPM-40637

Units: 0.50

$250-$275

This course covers an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. Course topics include reasons for conducting accident investigations, employer...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 521 - OSHA Guide to Industrial HygieneFPM-40296

Units: 3.00

$825

This course covers industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Course topics include recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 2255 - Principles of ErgonomicsFPM-40297

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course covers the use of ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Course topics include work ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Safety Leadership IFPM-40641

Units: 2.00

$695

A manager has employees that report to him or her, but not all managers have good leadership skills. Leadership can be defined as the ability to compel and motivate others towards the leader s goals; ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Workers Compensation for Safety ProfessionalsFPM-40640

Units: 0.50

$250-$375

All employers are required by law to cover their workers for damages that result from work related injuries or illnesses, or to compensate surviving spouses or minor children when a worker is killed a...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Specialty Courses

Must complete one track for certificate completion. Students may complete multiple tracks.

Construction

Must complete a minimum of 8 units.

OSHA 2055 - Cranes in ConstructionFPM-40413

Units: 3.00

TBD

This course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly an...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 2264 - Permit-Required Confined Space EntryFPM-40289

Units: 2.50

$725

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-per...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 3015 - Excavation, Trenching and Soil MechanicsFPM-40301

Units: 2.50

$725

This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shore...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Safety Leadership IIFPM-40642

Units: 2.00

$695

Safety culture can be summed up as the approach, acceptance, attention, awareness and attitude that an organization and its employees have regarding safety in the workplace. Safety culture is a part o...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 3115 - Fall ProtectionFPM-40489

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for construction and an overview of fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fal...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Trainer Course - Fall ProtectionFPM-40566

Units: 0.50

TBD

Continuation of the OSHA 3115 course, this course teaches student how to apply the fall protection standards, and teaches training techniques that are effective and develops an effective training cour...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 3085 - Principles of ScaffoldingFPM-40638

Units: 2.50

$725

This course covers the requirements for construction and the safe construction and use of scaffolding using the OSHA construction scaffold standard as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Trainer Course - TrenchingFPM-40308

Units: 1.50

TBD

This course reviews the Federal and State OSHA requirements for excavation and trenching activities. Emphasis will be placed on training techniques, prevention strategies and practices such as inspect...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Trainer Course - Rigging SafetyFPM-40349

Units: 3.50

TBD

This course covers advanced rigging principles, safety requirements, and key considerations for safe rigging. Students participating in this course will be able to identify appropriate rigging techniq...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

EM385-1-1 40 Hour SafetyFPM-40507

Units: 4.00

TBD

This course is for contractors, military and government employees who enforce or must comply to the EM385-1-1 US Army Corps of Engineers safety and health requirements. You will learn procedures of th...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

General Industry

Must complete a minimum of 8 units.

OSHA 2015 - Hazardous MaterialsFPM-40302

Units: 3.00

$795

This course covers OSHA General Industry Standards and other consensus and proprietary standards that relate to the use of hazardous materials. Course topics include flammable and combustible liquids,...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 2045 - Machinery and Machine Guarding StandardsFPM-40298

Units: 3.00

$795

This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safe guards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machine...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 2225 - Respiratory ProtectionFPM-40303

Units: 3.00

$765

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program. Course topics include terminology, OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards, NI...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Safety Leadership IIFPM-40642

Units: 2.00

$695

Safety culture can be summed up as the approach, acceptance, attention, awareness and attitude that an organization and its employees have regarding safety in the workplace. Safety culture is a part o...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 2264 - Permit-Required Confined Space EntryFPM-40289

Units: 2.50

$725

This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-per...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 7105 - Introduction to Evacuation and Emergency PlanningFPM-40410

Units: 0.50

$275

This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action and fire protection plans. Course topics include purpose and requirements of emergency action and fire prevention plans, elements of emergency...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 7115 - Lockout/TagoutFPM-40497

Units: 0.50

$275

This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing a...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 7200 - Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure ControlFPM-40378

Units: 0.50

$250

This course covers the development and implementation of Exposure Control Plans (ECP). Course topics include understanding the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, determining potential exposure and co...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Trainer Course - Confined SpaceFPM-40291

Units: 1.50

TBD

Gain the knowledge and skills to instruct a confined space entry class within your organization. The course will cover advanced confined space issues, teaching, resources, instructional methodology an...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Trainer Course - Forklift SafetyFPM-40307

Units: 1.50

TBD

Participants will learn the OSHA requirements, how they affect companies and how to comply with the standards. This course is designed to give the tools and knowledge needed to return to work and teac...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Cal/OSHA

Must complete a minimum of 8 units.

OSHA 5109 - Cal/OSHA Standards for the Construction IndustryFPM-40511

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

Developed in partnership with Cal/OSHA, this 4-day course emphasizes Title 8 Construction Industry standards and compliance. Topics include IIPP, Ergo, Electrical and many others. The course also prov...

Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

OSHA 5119 - Cal/OSHA Standards for General IndustryFPM-40512

Units: 3.00

$765-$795

Developed in partnership with Cal/OSHA, this 4-day course emphasizes Title 8 General Industry standards and compliance. Topics include IIPP, Ergo, Electrical and many others. The course also provides ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Laws and RegulationsFPM-40060

Units: 3.00

$765

This course includes a basic overview of Federal OSHA standards with main emphasis on Cal/OSHA standards. Students will be coached through a jobsite inspection process from the opening conference to t...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Safety Leadership IIFPM-40642

Units: 2.00

$695

Safety culture can be summed up as the approach, acceptance, attention, awareness and attitude that an organization and its employees have regarding safety in the workplace. Safety culture is a part o...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Industry Certification

All courses offered have been approved for:

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certification Maintenance (CM) points
  • Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) Continuance of Certification (COC) points
  • Bureau of Registered Nurses (BRN) credit

Time to Complete

Can be completed in as little as three to six months, although many students prefer to take one year or longer. Students have five (5) years to complete the certificate from the date of the first class taken.

IMPORTANT: In order for a student to be awarded his/her Certificate in the PSHO program, he/she must be a current authorized Outreach Trainer in the construction industry and/or general industry at the UC San Diego OTI Education Center.

  • Minimum units: 23
  • Minimum courses: 11
  • Approximate cost: $7,665*

*Excludes the $95 certificate fee. Approximate cost is for one track/specialization beginning in 2023. Additional costs are required for additional tracks.

Transfers/Substitutions

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center / OS&H Department at UCSD Diego Division of Extended Studies will allow up to two (2) OTIEC courses to be transferred/substituted from another authorized OTIEC into the PSHO program*. If a student is intending to complete more than one specialization (track), the policy of a total of two transfers still applies.

*Exception to the transfer/substitution policy: The OSHA 500, 501, 502 and 503 trainer courses are not allowed to be transferred from another OTIEC.

Special Notes

IMPORTANT: In order for a student to be awarded his/her Certificate in the PSHO program, he/she must be a current authorized Outreach Trainer in the construction industry and/or general industry at the UC San Diego OTI Education Center.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center / OS&H Department at UCSD Extension will allow up to two (2) OTIEC courses to be transferred/substituted from another authorized OTIEC into the PSHO program*. If a student is intending to complete more than one specialization (track), the policy of a total of two transfers still applies.

*Exception to the transfer/substitution policy: The OSHA 500, 501, 502 and 503 trainer courses are not allowed to be transferred from another OTIEC.

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