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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.

Process Safety Management: Principles and Industry Applications

This four-day course covers an introduction to the regulatory requirements for PSM, safe work practices, and risk management procedures that are necessary to prevent releases and exposures in the workplace and in the community. Participants will learn how to implement a comprehensive management program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management best practices.

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.

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 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 beginning June 15, 2015.

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.

Assessing Biological and Chemical Risks in the Workplace: Practical Strategies and Tools

Emerging pathogens, new chemicals, and other hazards demand enhanced risk assessment and effective communication of occupational and public health information. Risk assessment and communication are critical for ensuring appropriate and effective prevention strategies for protecting worker health and safety. A proper risk assessment for all potentially hazardous agents— whether biological, chemical, radioactive or physical—must be conducted before establishing protocols, implementing controls, and communicating a mitigation plan. Regular, systematic review of work processes and tasks can protect workers and reduce risks.

This course is designed to give participants a step-by-step approach to assess all risks in the workplace. Practitioners at all levels of an organization will gain essential knowledge and tools to prepare for hazards in the workplace, meet goals for injury and illness reduction, and effectively ensure the safety and health of their employees and co-workers.

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, 2017.

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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Agricultural Medicine in the Northwest: Special Topics Lecture Series

The goal of this course, Agricultural Medicine in the Northwest: Special Topics Lecture Series is to provide series of one hour lectures and other resources on pertinent and/or emerging topics of interest of interest to those who provide health care to the agricultural community. These lectures will contribute to a foundation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) to rural primary health care providers 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.

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.