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Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

The Essentials of Hazardous Waste Management Course is intended for experienced individuals who have been assigned duties or responsibilities related to management of hazardous materials and wastes. This course is intended to prepare individuals for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam by giving attendees an overview of the topics, taught by instructors with extensive experience in the field.

Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management - Government Registration

The Essentials of Hazardous Waste Management Course is intended for experienced individuals who have been assigned duties or responsibilities related to management of hazardous materials and wastes. This course is intended to prepare individuals for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam by giving attendees an overview of the topics, taught by instructors with extensive experience in the field.

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.

Annual Semiahmoo Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health

This is a joint meeting of the University of Washington (School of Public Health - Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Dept of Health Services); University of British Columbia (School of Population and Public Health); Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Health Sciences); Oregon State University (College of Public Health and Human Sciences); and University of Victoria (Dept of Public Health and Social Policy) and is a great opportunity for cross border conversations and collaborations.

This intimate conference provides faculty and students a forum to share new ideas and current or evolving research through plenary sessions, short (20-minute) podium presentations, posters, small group discussions, and socializing.There will be plenary and concurrent tracks focused on Occupational Health, Environmental Health, or general Public Health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:  Due to the configuration of the learning management system used for this course, you will need to have either a University of Washington email account or a Google Gmail account to register for the course.

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Introducton to Agricultural Medicine: Advancing Occupational and Environmental Health Practice in the Northwest

AVAILABLE FALL 2016

This upcoming collaborative e-learning opportunity is for all primary care providers in rural clinical practices who desire additional training in occupational and environmental medicine.

This program brings together an expert line-up of instructional and research faculty, covering basics such as workers' compensation resources and administering effective occupational and environmental health histories, and more specific topics such as pesticide exposures, asthma, heat-related illnesses, and lower lumbar spine injuries in agriculture. This program is being offered in a multi-media e-learning format to respond to the needs of busy clinicians.