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. 

SCHEDULE: 

8:30 am to 9:00am registration check-in and setup

9:00 am to 1:30 pm | Thursday, November 19, 2020

9:00 am to 1:30 pm | Friday, November 20, 2020

4 hours of instruction plus two 15 minute breaks.

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE FORMAT
Connectivity requirements to attend the course:
  (1) a high speed internet connection
  (2) a desktop or laptop computer from which to work, i.e. a cellphone connection is insufficient
  (3) an active webcam or onboard camera
  (4) an active audio connection via either a computer microphone or separate telephone connection

REGISTRATION NOTES: Registration for this online course is restricted to residents or employees in OSHA Region 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska).

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will offer a $100 discount for the first ten, small/medium sized, Oregon businesses who register for this course (one per business please). If you are interested in receiving this discount, contact ce@uw.edu to complete your registration