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APHA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Section Mid-Year Conference

APHA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Section Mid-Year Conference:

Building Bridges to Advance Policy and Action in Occupational Health and Safety

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the development of APHA policies, including time line of action and review. 
  • Describe the history of OHS policies and how they were developed and implemented to protect worker health and safety.  
  • List ways to use OHS policies in action with workers, government, industry, advocates, students and colleagues.
  • Discuss relevance, use and feasibility of an APHA policy on decent work

Presented in collaboration with APHA OHS Section, the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

ARTBA Trenching and Excavation Awareness Level Training

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in partnership with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington is offering free comprehensive training on Trenching and Excavation Awareness for the construction industry.

Course 1 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Sustainability, Toxicology, and Human Health

Explore the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and there is a need to develop new solutions and more sustainable substitutes. Learn how to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. Examine the connection between chemical toxicity and human health, and assess how these factors influence material and product decision making. Develop a new framework for reducing chemical risks and unintended adverse consequences. Incorporate best practices into your business model that leads to a safer and sustainable approach for the design, use and selection of chemicals.

You will learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Course 2 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Principles of Green Chemistry

Explore the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and there is a need to develop new solutions and more sustainable substitutes. Learn how to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. Examine the connection between chemical toxicity and human health, and assess how these factors influence material and product decision making. Develop a new framework for reducing chemical risks and unintended adverse consequences. Incorporate best practices into your business model that leads to a safer and sustainable approach for the design, use and selection of chemicals.

You will learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Course 3 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Assessment Tools for Safer Chemical Decisions

Explore the principles of green chemistry, an innovative approach for designing safer and more sustainable commercial products and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and there is a need to develop new solutions and more sustainable substitutes. Learn how to incorporate the principles of green chemistry into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. Examine the connection between chemical toxicity and human health, and assess how these factors influence material and product decision making. Develop a new framework for reducing chemical risks and unintended adverse consequences. Incorporate best practices into your business model that leads to a safer and sustainable approach for the design, use and selection of chemicals.

You will learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making.

Occupational Diseases Online Course (ODOC) Series

This mixed-media online series serves as an introduction to a variety of important occupational diseases. The individual 80-100 min units will be rolled out over the next year, and are organized around work-related diseases using public health scenarios and clinical cases.

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 hours from our joint providership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Root Cause Analysis System

Please join us in a Zoom virtual classroom to learn about root cause analysis systems for incident investigation. Professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from one or both of these interactive training opportunities.

The basic course on August 25 provides a basic introduction to the root cause analysis system for incident investigation. Course participants will leave with a basic understanding of the procedure for incident investigation using root cause analysis and an introductory understanding of appropriate preventive measures or corrective actions.

The lead course on September 15-16 provides a detailed description of a root cause analysis system for incident investigation. Course participants will leave with data collection and analysis skills that will equip them to conduct incident investigations using root cause analysis and to implement appropriate corrective actions.