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  • Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Transportation Safety
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Emergency Response and Management
  • Human Resources

Welcome to University of Washington's DEOHS Continuing Education eLearning Page. We offer webinars, online learning modules and an eLearning certificate program to serve workers, employers and occupational health and safety professionals. These programs are funded partially by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and other training grants.

eLearning Topics:

Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture Series

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Infection Prevention on Farms

Green Chemistry & Sustainability

Young Worker Safety


Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture Series

On-demand online courses available in English and Spanish NOW through 9/30/23

The University of Washington is pleased to announce 3 new online, on-demand courses for agricultural communities. The goal of these courses is to share agricultural solutions on a variety of topics that will improve the health and safety of the workforce in the northwest region. The program brings together an expert line-up of research faculty from the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and community partners who will cover sexual harassment prevention, heat education and awareness, and pesticide safety.  Each course will include lessons learned, practical resources and ready-to use toolkits for assessing, evaluating, and preventing injuries and illnesses on the farm.

Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture Series is supported by the Northwest Center of Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS) Continuing Education (CE) Program and Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH).

Registration now open for the following topics in English and Spanish:



Occupational & Environmental Medicine eLearning

Fundamentals of Occupational Health for Nurses

Asynchronous, online, on-demand course available now through October 17, 2024

The course brings together content from an expert line-up of faculty and practicing professionals in an online, on-demand format that includes video lectures, interactive activities and case-based problem solving in order to increase competency of nurses and other healthcare providers with occupational health responsibilities. The program is designed to familiarize practicing nurses with occupational injuries and illnesses and the tools and resources to recognize, diagnose, treat, and report them.

Accredited continuing education for nurses and other healthcare and public health professionals will be available upon course completion.

View the Course Flyer to view the contributing faculty and course modules.


Occupational Diseases Online Course (ODOC) Series 

Online, self-paced course series

This mixed-media online series serves as an introduction to a variety of important occupational diseases. Each 80-100 minute course is offered free of charge, and is designed to give clinical practitioners and public health professionals a comprehensive understanding of epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of a common occupational disease.

In each self-paced course, practitioners work through clinical cases and public health scenarios, describing both patient and workplace management for the disease at hand.

To promote integration of concepts, video and other interactive multimedia content are offered, along with periodic knowledge checks, to self-assess your learning. This series is designed to ensure that, upon completion of the individual units, students can effectively apply evidence-based principles to their practice. 

Additionally, each unit will offer a UW certificate of completion and the ability to qualify for accredited Continuing Education for nurses, physicians, and other health care and public health providers from our join providership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Occupational Disease Topics Offered in the ODOC Series will Include:

Coming Soon

  • Occupational Asthma
  • Occupational Dermatitis


Introduction to Agricultural Medicine: Advancing Occupational and Environmental Health Practice in the Northwest

This course is temporarily unavailable. Please contact ce@uw.edu for more information.

This course will contribute to a foundation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) for providers, and will improve their ability to recognize, diagnose, treat, and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and to provide best available patient education. In addition, the course will present clinicians with pertinent information about environmental and occupational exposures unique to agricultural communities in the Northwest. 


Agricultural Medicine in the Northwest: Special Topics Lecture Series

This course is temporarily unavailable. Please contact ce@uw.edu for more information.

A series of 1-hour online lectures on pertinent and emerging topics of interest to those who provide health care to agricultural communities. This course addresses current and emerging agricultural health hazards, using latest research on best practices to provide healthcare solutions and resources on current regional issues. The program brings together expert instructional and research faculty, covering topics such as pesticide exposures, asthma, heat-related illnesses, and musculoskeletal disorders. 


Graduated Return to Work 

This course is temporarily unavailable. Please contact ce@uw.edu for more information.

“Graduated Return to Work” is a self-paced, complimentary, online learning unit developed in 2013 as a collaborative project designed through a University of Washington – University of Otago partnership. View the Course Flyer here.

This course is intended for Healthcare providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, occupational health nurses, and physician assistants who see workers with occupational injuries and illnesses.



Infection Prevention & Control on Farms

This course will cover common risk factors and transmission modes of zoonotic diseases, offer best practices for prevention of disease threats, and share resources for infection prevention and control on the farm.

View the Course Flyer.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how human health care providers, veterinary providers, farm /producer management, and environmental management can best work together as a One Health team, both to prevent and respond to an infectious disease outbreak on a farm or other animal agricultural facility. 
  • Describe transmission routes to humans and the clinical presentation for a number of important zoonotic pathogens and diseases including highly pathogenic influenza Describe site-specific engineering controls and training to reduce exposure to specific infectious agents present in animal farming as well as chemicals used as disinfectants and depopulation methods. 
  • Explain the roles and mandates of local, state and federal agencies to foster community engagement and coordination in the case of an infectious disease outbreak.

Access the free, online educational materials at the UW Center for One Health Research.

Please contact ce@uw.edu for more information.



Green Chemistry and Sustainability eLearning



Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate Program

3-course program, offered yearly

Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and are in need of professionals who can provide innovative solutions and more sustainable substitutes. 

During this 3-course program you will learn about:

  • The 12 guiding principles of green chemistry
  • Business drivers and barriers to implementing sustainable practices
  • Frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making
  • Environmental, economic, and societal benefits of green chemistry
  • Latest research and regulatory developments in the field
  • New tools for chemical design and methods for comparative chemical hazard assessments

Completion of all 3 courses is required to receive a certificate. Visit the program information page to learn more!

Join us for a complimentary information session about this course! Visit the program information page to sign up for free, or listen to a past session.



Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Curriculum for Early Care & Education 

Complimentary, on-demand course offered through PennState Extension Better Kid Care, developed in partnership with the UW DEOHS Continuing Education Programs

Regular cleaning is important for maintaining attractive and healthy conditions in early care and education (ECE) settings. However, some cleaning products are associated with health issues and hazards. Small children are particularly vulnerable from exposure to chemicals in cleaning products because of their size, development, and behaviors. Learn easy ways to keep your facility cleaned, sanitized and disinfected without using hazardous products that might adversely affect children and staff. (K7.8 C2, CDA1) 4 hours.

In the course you will learn to:

  • Explain the health effects of chemicals found in common cleaning products and why children are more susceptible to the effects of toxic chemicals.
  • Describe the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.
  • Identify harmful products to human health and the environment to clean, sanitize and disinfect.
  • Evaluate the products used in your program for the presence of hazardous chemicals and how products might affect the environment.
  • Identify steps to improve the cleaning practices and policies within your ECE program.

Click here to access this course on-demand.




The team at the Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN) has developed a series of modules designed for undergraduate science and mixed-major/non-major classrooms to introduce concepts of green chemistry and sustainable chemical design. These are called the MoDRN:U Modules. The overall goal of these materials is to engage undergraduate students with educational concepts and activities that will aid dissemination of scientific principles relevant to the design of safer, next-generation molecules. Use of MoDRN:U Modules is complimentary, click HERE to get started.



University of Washington DEOHS Green Lab Webinar Series

Through the utilization of a campus-wide sustainability certification tool, this webinar series will help faculty, lab managers, students, staff and academic sustainability offices learn about best practices  in laboratories that promote energy conservation, green chemistry and waste reduction.

For more information, please contact Jill Tepe at jstod@uw.edu or (206)543-1069.



Young Worker Safety



Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens (HSAWT)

HSAWT was designed to help prevent Washington's young workers from being injured, harassed, or killed on the job by providing information and educational resources for them, their parents, educators and employers. HSAWT covers basic information every young workers needs to know before they begin working, with workplace health and safety curricula and videos developed specifically for teens and young workers. By using these materials in a classroom setting or through independent study, teens can learn information about: workplace hazards, child labor laws and worker rights, injury prevention strategies, workplace communication skills, ergonomics, and sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The laws reviewed on the site are specific to Washington State, with additional resources provided to learn more about federal programs.
Click HERE to visit the HSAWT Site.