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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.

Bakken Oil Transport: Emerging Risks Awareness Training

Safety experts and emergency responders are seriously concerned about the safe transportation of Bakken crude. Though federal and state laws have been passed addressing improved railcar design and recommending chemical testing of the shipped oil, implementation is slow, and accidents are still happening. Emergency responders fear the measures fail to address preparedness.

This course is designed to give participants general awareness and safety information on Bakken crude oil. Learn what you and your municipalities, communities, and organizations need to know to be prepared in the event of a rail incident.

Leadership, Readiness, and Motivation for the Health and Safety Professional

This multidisciplinary course is designed to take leadership theory into practice at a functional and organizational level. Participants will understand how their personal values and experiences inform their leadership, discover the process to build effective change, and demonstrate how to put leadership into action.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Radiation Safety – Principles, Practice, and Emerging Issues

Radiation safety continues to be a significant occupational and public health concern in the Pacific Northwest.  In many workplaces, environmental health and safety practitioners are responsible for some aspects of radiation safety and controls for protecting workers.  Practitioners are often asked to cover fundamental technical questions about radiation to more complex issues, such as those ranging from Fukushima, nuclear threats and the human health risks of cell phone towers and power lines.

This 2-day course is designed to give participants the opportunity to review the principles of radiation protection (ionizing and non-ionizing), regulations and recordkeeping requirements, and discuss the science of health risk and recommended safety practices for emerging sources of radiation. Industry case studies and an interactive instrumentation lab will reinforce principles of radiation safety and give participants an opportunity to learn more about best practices for monitoring and to interact with other professionals who have successfully implemented controls in their workplaces.

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.

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.