This course will provide participants with information about and hands-on experience with the process for transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process. More specifically, the course will guide participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer (

The target audience is purchasing staff, maintenance supervisors, facility managers, and workers who utilize hazardous chemicals at their worksites, along with occupational safety and health professionals who provide technical assistance on the control of chemical hazards. 

A laptop computer (or other device) with Wifi capabilities is required for the course.

8:00 am to 4:00 pm | MONDAY
8:00 am to 2:00 pm | TUESDAY
Sheet Metal Institute
2379 NE 178th Ave
Portland, OR 97230
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Laptop computer with Wifi capabilities
This reduced registration fee is available to the first 20 registrants due to collaboration with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality through support from an EPA Pollution Prevention grant.