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ARTBA: COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in partnership with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington is offering free comprehensive training on industry best practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

Authentic Leadership Development Series: Course 1 - Accelerating Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.
 
Course 1 - Accelerating Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals
 
Leadership development at all levels of professional experience can be accelerated by understanding what theories, capabilities, and motivation fosters leader and follower effectiveness.  Before you can engage in acquiring these new capabilities and skills, you first need to be in a position of being ready and willing to learn and develop. This first course will provide insight into unlocking both the motivation and abilities related to launching your leadership development. Participants will complete an online self-survey to explore their motivation and ability to understand how to activate positive leadership capabilities, which we refer to as leader developmental readiness.

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Authentic Leadership Development Series: Course 2 - Transformational Leadership Development for Health & Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.

Course 2 - Transformational Leadership Development for Health & Safety Professionals

It takes more than technical expertise to succeed as a health and safety professional. This course focuses on three positive styles of leading others and the four components of each style. Participants will explore their thinking, feelings, and actions related to authentic, transactional, and transformational leadership capabilities, and will take a multi-rater survey to discover individual strengths and development opportunities for developing leadership skills in health and safety related functions and contexts.

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Authentic Leadership Development Series: Course 3 - Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness for Health and Safety Professionals

Authentic Leadership Development for Health and Safety Professionals is a series of courses designed to help leaders committed to advancing health and safety can learn how best to navigate today’s evolving health and safety landscape.  The series is comprised of three (3) leadership development courses that accelerate professional growth based on extensive body of evidence-based research, which supports the models and methods used. The courses are designed to cultivate leadership  knowledge, skills, and capabilities important to the success of health and safety leaders and participants are provided experiential learning opportunities for increasing critical leadership skills. The series begins with discussions of foundational concepts, tools, and practices across all levels of professional development in the health and safety field, and then covers using those concepts, tools, and practices in an organization.

Course 3 - Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness for Health and Safety Professionals

People, and how they feel about their work, can have a very significant impact on how they emotionally engage in the workplace each and every day. Today’s safety leaders need to understand stress, emotional labor, and the role of emotions in order to design a healthy workplace for the 21st century. This course will provide opportunities to examine, explore, and practice positive ‘resource’ approaches for increasing individual and group levels of motivation, inclusivity and emotional effectiveness with the ultimate goal of fostering a safe work environment. Participants will take a self-rater survey to discover what constitutes their positive psychological strengths and potential areas for development.

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Course 1 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Sustainability, Toxicology, and Human Health

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.

Course 2 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Principles of Green Chemistry

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.

Course 3 - Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate - Assessment Tools for Safer Chemical Decisions

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 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 evidence based 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.

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.

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.