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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.

Infectious Disease Prevention & Exposure Control for Emergency First Responders

Concerns about occupational exposure to infectious agents are paramount to emergency first responders. The purpose of this one-day course is to help aspiring and current emergency first responders and Designated Infection Control Officers (DICOs) meet the requirements and responsibilities under applicable regulations.

Preparation and training should include a thorough review of the regulations and exposure control plans, but also hands-on exercises and best practices to keep first responders safe. In collaboration with fire districts throughout Washington, the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Program has developed a course that will cover hazardous infectious agents, key OSHA and DOSH requirements, example exposure control plans, post- exposure process plans, engineering controls/PPE, and practical decontamination and disinfection exercises for emergency first responders.

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 -- 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.

eLearning Online Course -- Infection Prevention & Control on Farms

This course will cover common risk factors and transmission modes of zoonotic diseases, offer best practices for prevention of disease threats, and share resources for infection prevention and control on the farm.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss how human health care providers, veterinary providers, farm /producer management, and environmental management can best work together as a One Health team, both to prevent and respond to an infectious disease outbreak on a farm or other animal agricultural facility.
• Describe transmission routes to humans and the clinical presentation for a number of important zoonotic pathogens and diseases including highly pathogenic influenza.
• Describe site-specific engineering controls and training to reduce exposure to specific infectious agents present in animal farming as well as chemicals used as disinfectants and depopulation methods.
• Explain the roles and mandates of local, state and federal agencies to foster community engagement and coordination in the case of an infectious disease outbreak.

Workplace Violence Against Healthcare Workers

This webinar will increase awareness among physicians and other healthcare providers about the growing problem of workplace violence in all healthcare settings. Participants will learn about risk factors for workplace violence, the ways in which violence impacts the workplace at an organizational level, principles of workplace violence mitigation covered in the 2016 federal guidelines, and the requirements of the new Washington Workplace Violence prevention plan.

Industrial Hygiene Principles & Practice

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.

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Occupational Diseases Online Course (ODOC) Series

This mixed-media online series serves as an introduction to a variety of important occupational diseases. The individual 80-100 min units will be rolled out over the next year, and are organized around work-related diseases using public health scenarios and clinical cases.

To promote integration of concepts, video and other interactive multimedia content are offered, along with periodic knowledge checks, to self-assess your learning. This series is designed to ensure that, upon completion of the individual units, students can effectively apply evidence-based principles to their practice.

Additionally, each unit will offer a UW certificate of completion and the ability to qualify for accredited Continuing Education hours from our joint providership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.