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- OSHA 501 Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

Successful completion of this course results in participants becoming OSHA-authorized trainers in OSHA’s Outreach Training Program. Authorized trainers can conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour general industry classes that provide training to workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces along with information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a workplace safety complaint. OSHA-authorized trainers are able to issue 10 and 30-hour course completion cards to participants. During the course, students will develop a presentation and teach an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach topic, and successfully pass a written exam. Participants will be provided with a variety of training materials and resources.  Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #503 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status. Prerequisites: OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. (Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Also, the 511 course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.) Five (5) years of general industry safety experience. A completed and signed Prerequisite Verification Form and a copy of the OSHA #511 certificate (standards course completed no longer than 7 years ago) must be emailed to Bryan Lane at in order to confirm eligibility for this class. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Bryan. If you are registering for the OSHA #500 or 501 courses you must complete this form prior to the course date: Prerequisite Verification Form (Click Here) Instructor:  Bryan Lane Training Contact:  Carol Jones,

Nashville: CIS Large Training Room (221A)
- Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC)

The four-day Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools needed to be successful in today's complex economic environment. Topics include a basic overview of strategic planning, finance, workforce development, business retention and expansion, small business development and entrepreneurship, marketing and attraction, ethics and community development, among others. Participants in TBEDC will:   -Learn about best practices in economic and community development -Explore new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment -Discuss emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies -Develop a valuable network of fellow economic development professionals and resources -Learn from top economic development experts from across the state and the country (24 credit hours) Early registration discount ends:  April 12, 2024. Cancellations made 7 days or more before the course start date will be eligible for a full refund or credit towards a future TCED course.  Cancellations made less than 7 days will be eligible for credit only minus a $100 cancellation fee.  Training Contact:  Carol Jones,

Nashville: Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown
- TN Workforce Development Course

Workforce and talent development are the top challenges in economic development today.  The Tennessee Workforce Development Course is a hands on course covering pertinent topics and trends such as the widening skills gap, the multi-generational workforce, the changing nature of the workplace and the importance of collaboration among allies.  The course is designed to help economic development practitioners, government officials and other community leaders at state, regional and local levels understand best practices, available resources and partnership approaches to building a competitive workforce. Training Contact:  Carol Jones,

Jackson: Doubletree Hotel
- OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. A copy of the 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standards is included with the registration fee. Participants must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course. For those interested in becoming authorized to teach OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour General Industry classes, the OSHA #511 course meets one of two prerequisites for the OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry. Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Instructor:  Bryan Lane Training Contact:  Carol Jones,

Memphis: Bartlett Area Chamber Of Commerce