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 (http://www.osha.gov/dsg/safer_chemicals/).

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.

SCHEDULE:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm |  Wednesday
8:30 am to 2:00 pm | Thursday
 
LOCATION:
Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
 
WHAT TO BRING:
Laptop computer with Wifi capabilities