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Occupational Medicine CME Grand Rounds

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.

Hazardous Materials Requirements of the International Codes Webinar Series

Fire, building, mechanical, and electrical codes provide minimum life safety requirements. For buildings with hazardous materials, these codes are comprehensive and complicated and require specific technical training for successful implementation. The purpose of this series of webinars is to help prepare code professionals to review plans and inspect facilities for compliance with the hazardous materials provisions of the fire, building, mechanical, and electrical codes.

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.

GHS and PPE

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a system developed by the United Nations in concert with International Stakeholders to standardize the classification and labeling of chemicals around the world. The GHS has been in development for many years and some countries and sectors (consumer, environmental, workplace, transportation) have already started the implementation process. In the US, the GHS was adopted into the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard in March 2012. Implementation dates begin in 2013. This course is designed to highlight the US implementation of the GHS, Global Harmonization principles and best practices.

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.

Future of Occupational Health Symposium

The Future of Occupational Health Symposium aims to bring together Thought Leaders to reflect on the future of the field in regard to practice, policy, research, and the education of practitioners, businesses, and workers. In this highly interactive symposium, participants will be called upon to develop an actionable agenda to address the changing needs of the field of occupational health.

Graduated Return to Work online course

“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, 2015 to December 31, 2016.
Please Note: You **must** have either a University of Washington email account or a Google Gmail account to register. This is a limitation of the configuration of the learning management system for this course.