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eLearning Online Course -- Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate Program

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.

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry 1-Day Refresher Training Course

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry training courses offered at the University of Washington (UW) incorporate the most recent American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) spirometry requirements and testing procedures. The ATS is the leading medical professional society in the United States that provides evidence-based statements for pulmonary function laboratory standards, testing procedures, and interpretation of test results.
The 1-day refresher course is designed for experienced spirometry technicians who have completed a NIOSH spirometry certification course within the last five years. Documentation of a valid NIOSH Spirometry certificate is required.

Total Worker Health 101 and Beyond

A Total Worker Health (TWH) approach is defined by NIOSH as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness–prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

This one-day, multidisciplinary course, developed by the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance, will deliver the fundamentals of Total Worker Health, methods of implementation, and evidence-based worksite solutions and case studies of successful program integration. Participants will be prepared to put TWH into action by defining terms and concepts essential to TWH, identifying the five defining elements of TWH, discussing how organizations can effectively implement TWH, describing strategies for engagement, evaluation of solutions and interventions, and developing next steps applicable to their organization.

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.

Infectious Disease Prevention & Exposure Control for Emergency First Responders

Concerns about occupational exposure to infectious agents are paramount to emergency first responders. The purpose of this one-day course is to help aspiring and current emergency first responders and Designated Infection Control Officers (DICOs) meet the requirements and responsibilities under applicable regulations.

Preparation and training should include a thorough review of the regulations and exposure control plans, but also hands-on exercises and best practices to keep first responders safe. In collaboration with fire districts throughout Washington, the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Program has developed a course that will cover hazardous infectious agents, key OSHA and DOSH requirements, example exposure control plans, post- exposure process plans, engineering controls/PPE, and practical decontamination and disinfection exercises for emergency first responders.

NIOSH-Approved 2-Day Initial Spirometry Training Course

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training courses offered at the University of Washington (UW) incorporate the most recent American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) spirometry testing procedures and interpretation standards. The ATS is the leading medical professional society in the United States that provides evidencebased statements for pulmonary function laboratory standards, testing procedures, and the interpretation of test results.
This course is designed for technicians who have never taken the NIOSH Spirometry certification course, or with certificates more than 5 years old. This class is appropriate for novice as well as highly experienced spirometry technicians.

eLearning Online Coures -- Graduated Return to Work

“Graduated Return to Work” is an online learning unit developed in 2013 as a collaborative project designed through a University of Washington – University of Otago partnership. The course is made available to participants from January 1 - December 31, 2018.

Please Note:  You will need either a Gmail account or a University of Washington email account to register for the course. This is a University registration requirement for our online course offerings.

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Annual Hazardous Waste Refresher

Employees involved in hazardous waste operations can receive their annual 8 hours of OSHA-required refresher training by attending this course. Group exercises, lectures, and a case study will provide students with real-life approaches to hazardous waste site operations.

eLearning Online Course -- Occupational Health Basics for Nurse Practitioners and Other Nursing Professionals

“Occupational Health Basics for Nurse Practitioners and Other Nursing Professionals” is a self-paced e-learning series provides fundamental knowledge for nurses in clinical practice roles, especially nurse practitioners, who wish to improve their proficiency in the area of occupational health. The course is made available to participants through December 31, 2018.

Please Note:  You will need either a Gmail account or a University of Washington email account to register for the course. This is a University registration requirement for our online course offerings.

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

The goal of this course, Introduction to Agricultural Medicine: Advancing Occupational & Environmental Health Practice in the Northwest, is to provide a foundation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) to rural primary health care providers (HCPs) who treat agricultural workers and their families, and will improve health professionals’ ability to recognize, diagnose, treat, prevent and provide patient education pertaining to work-related injuries and illnesses in the agricultural community.