The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) Continuing Education Programs reflect the DEOHS commitment to serving the on-going and evolving educational needs of workers, business leaders, and occupational health and safety practitioners throughout Region 10.

Our Mission

The DEOHS Continuing Education Programs are committed to delivering high quality professional development courses, building partnerships, and engaging regional communities to promote safe workplaces and sustainable environments.

Our Audiences

We offer high quality, professional development courses for practitioners working in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous materials management, and related disciplines. These courses are partially supported by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, one of 18 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

We are the home of the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center, which is the only OSHA-authorized training facility in the Pacific Northwest. The OSHA Education Center offers high quality, standards-based training for workers, management, and health and safety professionals in the private and public sectors. An experienced team of OSHA-authorized instructors presents information on federal and state safety and health regulations. Classes are held in Anchorage, AK; Boise, ID; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA and other locations by arrangement.

We are also participants in the five-university Western Regional Universities Consortium, a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) funded effort to provide training for Superfund site workers, emergency response personnel, and hazardous waste transporters and workers. This funding support helps us collaborate with community-based and tribal organizations to provide training for underrepresented minorities.

Inclusivity Statement

The UW DEOHS Continuing Education Program at the University of Washington is committed to creating an open, inclusive, and equitable learning community for every partner and participant of ours. We value and celebrate the diversity of our partners, participants, staff, and instructors, and we strive to continue that through our programming.