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Current Northwest Center Course Listing
Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories
Seattle, WA      3/25/2014
Professional Development: 0.8 CEUs
Contact Hours: 8.0 hours

The “green” economy with its emphasis on sustainable practices for chemical use and pollution prevention has brought new responsibilities for EH&S professionals, particularly those with responsibilities for laboratory safety. The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (UW DEOHS) Continuing Education Programs is offering a one-day professional development course on best ‘green’ practices for laboratories. Course content will include information on designing laboratory activities to prevent chemical exposures, strategies for communicating safe chemical use, chemical waste management, and chemical selection. The purpose of the course is to share best practices and to improve the selection, evaluation, and use of chemicals in the laboratory.This course is targeted towards those responsible for laboratory management and safety within the public, private, and non-profit biotechnology and biomedical industry including lab managers, EH&S professionals, lab scientists, industrial hygienists, safety engineers, hazardous waste managers, and sustainability coordinators.  View pdf

C O U R S E   O B J E C T I V E S
At the completion of this course participants should be able to:
• List three best practices for achieving sustainability in laboratories
• Review assessment tools for selection of safer chemicals
• Discuss green chemistry principles during discovery research
• Share design processes to reduce, recycle, and mitigate chemical waste in laboratories
• Support behavior change at all levels in an organization to promote sustainability
• Identify, select and use green purchasing tools
• Explore new ways to promote sustainability with “real world” case studies
 
A U D I E N C E
This course is targeted towards those responsible for laboratory management and safety within the private and non-profit biotechnology and biomedical industry including lab managers, EH&S professionals, lab scientists, industrial hygienists, safety engineers, hazardous waste managers, and sustainability coordinators.

A G E N D A

7:30-8:00 Registration & Coffee/tea
8:00-8:15 Welcome: Mike Yost, Ph.D., Professor University of Washington Departement of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Director of STAC-TEC
Jill Stoddard Tepe, Course Director, Green Lab Alliance and Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center
8:15-9:00 Keynote: Sustainable Laboratories Coming of Age: Campus, Clinic, and Corporate Scale Measures of Success
Allen Doyle, University of California, Davis
9:00-9:45 Tools for Selecting Less Hazardous Chemicals
Alex Stone, Sc.D., Senior Chemist, WA Department of Ecology
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 Green Chemistry Strategies for Drug Discovery Research
Emily Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry, Amgen
10:45-11:30 Green Purchasing Tools
Sheila Lockwood, Chemical Hygiene Officer, Seattle University
11:30-12:15 Social Marketing: What is it? Why is it so hard? What are the Principles for Success?
Nancy Lee, President, Social Marketing Services, Inc.
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Greener Benches: Best Practices for Pollution Prevention
David Waddell, Environmental Project Manager, Local Hazardous Waste Management in King County
1:45-2:30 Designing Processes to Reduce, Recycle and Mitigate Waste
David Simpkins, Safety Officer, CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Catalyzing and Recognizing Sustainable Science at UW
Aubrey Batchelor, Sustainability Programs Supervisor, UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
3:30-4:15 Green BioPharma: Innovative Medicines from Sustainable Labs
Kristi Budzinski, Ph.D., Green Chemistry & BioPharma Project Manager, Genentech, Inc.
4:15-4:30 Wrap-up and Program Evaluation

P L A N N I N G   C O M M I T T E E
Course Director: Jill Stoddard Tepe, Green Lab Alliance
Aubrey Batchelor, UW Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
Blake Dean, Gilead
Laura Denovan, EIC Environmental Health and Safety
Emily Edens, Seattle BioMed
John Fauver, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Pat Janssen, UW DEOHS Laboratory
Jen Krenz, UW DEOHS PNASH
Brian Pentilla, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Nancy Simcox, UW DEOHS Continuing Education Programs
David Simpkins, CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories
Mark Volkert, UW Environmental Health and Safety
Jenny Yoo, Washington State Department of Ecology

A C C R E D I T A T I O N
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance can be obtained for this activity. See the ABIH website for CM credit criteria.

S U P P O R T E D   B Y
Northwest Health, Environmental and Laboratory Professionals Group (NW HELP)
Green Lab Alliance
Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association.

This course is partially supported by the NIOSH-funded Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety and the NIEHS-funded Sustainable Technologies, Alternate Chemistry Training and Education Center (STA C-TEC).

Location:
King Street Center
8th Floor Conference Center
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-3854
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Pricing Schedule for Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories in Seattle 3/25/2014
Type of RegistrationFee Per Registrant
Standard Registration$175.00
Late Registration after 3/18/14$195.00
Government$155.00
Late Government after 3/18/14$195.00

Payment Methods
The DEOHS Continuing Education program accepts Visa and Mastercard; electronic or paper checks made payable to the University of Washington; and University of Washington CTI Budget Numbers. EFTs are only accepted for government agencies. Payment is due in full prior to course start date.

Review our cancellation policy here.