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Community Engagement Series: Health and Safety Solutions in Agriculture

University of Washington is pleased to announce an upcoming community engagement lecture series for agricultural communities. The goal of this 4-part series 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 and community partners who will cover sexual harassment prevention, dairy safety, heat education and awareness, and pesticide safety.  Each session will include lessons learned, practical resources and ready-to use toolkits for assessing, evaluating, and preventing injuries and illnesses on the farm.

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.

Health and Safety Programs for Temporary Workers

This in-person course is designed to provide a basic overview of the methods for identifying and controlling workplace hazards and to discuss the roles and responsibilities of staffing agencies and host employers with regard to the development of health and safety programs. This session will also include am introduction to some specific tools for addressing reproductive health hazards in workplaces with temporary workers.

Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds with CME/CNE

Occupational and environmental health exposures cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year. This lecture series addresses the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries related to environmental and occupational exposures encountered by physicians and their colleagues in local, regional, and international settings.

Root Cause Analysis System for Incident Investigation

This course begins with a basic introduction to the root cause analysis system for incident investigation and continues with a more in-depth look that will include detailed case scenarios and interactive exercises led by a dynamic and engaging instructor. 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.

Work and Reproductive Health: What Employers Need to Know

This activity will offer training to employers, staffing agencies and labor representatives on workplace reproductive hazards. It will offer training and tools to help employers develop a reproductive health program as part of their accident prevention program.