Professional Development Course Archive

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. We offer 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). 

Click on a thumbnail below to view more information about one of our past courses or an on-going course.

Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

December 6-8, 2016


OEM Grand Rounds Lecture: Medical Surveilance 

October 12, 2016



Leadership in Health and Safety

September 21, 2016 | Resources



Process Safety Management: Principles and Industry Applications

June 27-30, 2016 | Seattle, WA | Resources



OEM Grand Rounds: A Participatory Approach to Reducing Discomfort and Injuries among Custodial Workers- Essential Clinical and Organizational Lessons Learned

May 4, 2016 | Resources



Worker Memorial Day 2016

April 28, 2016 | Resources



Treating Patients with Highly Contagious Infectious Diseases: Using Technology to Advance Safety

April 6, 2016 | Resources










Loss Prevention Through Ergonomics: Best Economic Practices for Sustaining Worker Health

March 8-9, 2016 | Resources









OEM Grand Rounds: Shoulder Pain: From Physical Examination to Clinical Diagnosis

March 2, 2016 | Resources


Process Safety Management: Ammonia

February 24, 2016 | In conjunction with the 2016 Washington Agriculture Safety Day



OEM Grand Rounds: Fatigue Risk Management in Commerical Aviation: Performance, Self-Report, and Inflight Sleep

February 3, 2016 | Resources









OEM Grand Rounds: Return to Work After Burn Injury: Barriers and Opportunities  

November 18, 2015 | Resources


OEM Grand Rounds: Tactics for Tough [Worker's Compensation] Cases: A Multi-dimensional Approach 

September 24 , 2015 | Resources


Bakken Oil Transport: Emerging Risks Awareness Training 

July 27 & 31, 2015 | Resources



The Future of Occupational Health Symposium

 June 24-25, 2015 | Resources

OEM Lunch Break Lecture: Cardiovascular Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death in Law Enforcement and Firefighting

Dr. Stefanos N. Kales | June 8, 2015



OEM Grand Rounds: Multi-Modality Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma 

May 7, 2015 | Resources


Green Labs Webinar Series  

January - April, 2015 | Resources


Workers Memorial Day 2015 

To honor the 90 Washington State workers who lost their lives due to work-related injury or illness in 2014.

April 29, 2015 | Resources



Design of Safer Chemicals and Materials: The Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry 

April 23-24, 2015 



OEM Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussion

April 2, 2015 | Resources


Ignitable Coating Operations: Preventing Fires, Explosions and Toxic Exposures 

March 19, 2015 | Resources


Current Topics and Best Practices in Environmental and Occupational Medicine in Agricultural Communities 

 February 27-28, 2015 | Resources


OEM Grand Rounds: Medical Evaluation of Workers with Hops-related Respiratory Disease

February 5, 2015 | Resources



Best Practices for Transitioning to Safer Chemicals 

January 29, 2015 | Resources


OEM Grand Rounds: Mycobacteria in Work-Related and Environmental Illness

December 4, 2014 | Resources


Zoobiquity 2014

November 1, 2014 


Introduction to Accident Investigation 

September 23, 2014  


Guidance for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

September 5, 2014


OEM Grand Rounds: Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

September 4, 2014 | Resources


Health and Safety Trainers Exchange 

June 26, 2014


Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories

March 25, 2014


Process Safety Management: Ammonia

in Conjunction with 10th Annual WA State Ag Safety Day | February 19, 2014


Construction Site Logistics February 6, 2014


Hazardous Materials Requirements of the International Codes 2015-2015 Webinar Series



Art and Science of Safe Tunneling  

May 29-30, 2013


Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

November 4-6, 2013


Peter A. Breysse Memorial Lectureship: Biomarkers and Their Relevance to Exposure Sciences

Dr. Glenn Talaska

in Conjunction with the PNS AIHA NOHC Conference | October 9, 2013


Best Practices for Return to Work

Dr. June Spector 

in Conjunction with 2013 NAOEM Conference | September 27, 2013


Communication Techniques for Effective Safety Programs

in conjunction with the Washington State Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference | September 24, 2013


Courses that require re-certification and/or refresher courses are offered on a recurring basis, click on a thumbnail below for more information on a recurring course.


NIOSH Approved Spirometry: Initial 2-Day Training and 1-Day Refresher Training


Annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Sites (HAZWOPER) w/ John Malool


Global Harmonization