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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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#SafetyCulture: Health and Safety in the Social Media Age

As of 2016, 78% of Americans have social media profiles.* As the popularity of social media continues to grow, it has become an essential tool for engagement with customers, stakeholders, employees, and prospects. During this 1-day course, we will explore social media’s role in a thriving workplace safety culture, as well as key outreach and business applications from a health and safety standpoint. Participants will complete a hands-on workshop to design their professional social media presence and learn how to use the most popular platforms.

* Statistica. Percentage of U.S. population with a social media profile from 2008 to 2016.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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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.

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.