Professional Development

Looking for Online Safety & Health Training?

Check out the OSHA Region X Online Institute for affordable, high-quality, standards-based OSHA training, available “anytime, anywhere” to you and your employees, covering topics such as:

  • Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Transportation Safety
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Emergency Response and Management
  • Human Resources

Welcome to University of Washington's DEOHS Continuing Education E-Learning Page. We offer webinars, online learning modules and an e-learning certificate program to serve workers, employers and occupational health and safety professionals. These programs are funded partially by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and other training grants.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Online 

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

Complimentary, On Demand eLearning Course

This course will contribute to a foundation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) for providers, and will improve their ability to recognize, diagnose, treat, and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and to provide best available patient education. In addition, the course will present clinicians with pertinent information about environmental and occupatinal exposures unique to agricultural communities in the Northwest. CDC accredited CME is available to those who complete this course. See the course registration page for detailed accreditation and disclousre information. To view the course flyer, click here. To proceed to complimentary registration, click here.

Agricultural Medicine in the Northwest: Special Topics Lecture Series

Complimentary, On Demand eLearning Course

A series of 1-hour onine lectures on pertinent and emerging topics of interest to those who provide health care to agricultural communities. This course addresses current and emerging agricultural health hazards, using latest research on best practices to provide healthcare solutions and resources on current regional issues. The program brings together expert instructional and research faculty, covering topics such as pesticide exposures, asthma, heat-related illnesses, and musculoskeletal disorders. CDC accredited CME is available to those who complete this course. See the course registration page for detailed accreditation and disclosure information. To view the course flyer, click here. To proceed to complimentary registration, click here.


Graduated Return to Work

The University of Washington's Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety and the University of Otago New Zealand have joined together to offer an online course designed to improve the occupational health knowledge of health care providers. This course is intended for any health care provider treating injured workers in their practice. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  View the course flyer here. Click here for more information and to register.


Occupational Health Basics for Nurse Practitioners and Other Nursing Professionals

This 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. Nurses in a variety of practice settings deal with patients and clients whose health conditions can be attributed to exposures and hazards encountered in workplace settings. When these workers seek clinical health services, primary care providers and other clinicians may require additional training or experience to effectively manage these cases and provide the appropriate care. This course is complimentary, CNE is available, click HERE to register for this course and find detailed accreditation information. Click HERE to view the flyer for this course.



Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Series

*NEW* You can now participate in our OEM Grand Rounds Lecture series via live webinar! OEM Grand Rounds lectures address the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of occupational diseases and injuries. Participants can sign up for the entire series, or for individual lectures. Click HERE for registration information and lecture descriptions.


2016-2017 Series Schedule:

October 12, 2016- Medical Surveillance and Workplace Management of Occupational Asthma 

November 16 , 2016- Clinical Spine Injury Lecture

February 8, 2017- Emerging Issue: Bronchiolitis in Coffee Roasting Workers

March 8, 2017- Controlling Hepatitis C in the Workplace: Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment

April 12, 2017- Midfullness as a Clinical Treatment and Employee Wellbeing Tool


Green Chemistry and Sustainability 


Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Certificate Program

3 course certificate program offered through UW Professional Continuing Education. This course is intended for Engineers, chemists and materials scientists, Environmental Product Managers and Safety & Health professionals, Sustainability supply chain managers, Risk Management Researchers, Product Stewardship Professionals, Environmental and other sciences professionals in industry, labor, academia, and non-government organizations. 

To learn more about this course, including cost and application requirements, view the program flyer or visit the program website.

Program Overview:

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.


The team at the Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN) has developed a series of modules designed for undergraduate science and mixed-major/non-major classrooms to introduce concepts of green chemistry and sustainable chemical design. These are called the MoDRN:U Modules. The overall goal of these materials is to engage undergraduate students with educational concepts and activities that will aid dissemination of scientific principles relevant to the design of safer, next-generation molecules. Use of MoDRN:U Modules is complimentary, click HERE to get started.


University of Washington DEOHS Green Lab Webinar Series

Through the utilization of a campus-wide sustainability certification tool, this webinar series will help faculty, lab managers, students, staff and academic sustainability offices learn about best practices  in laboratories that promote energy conservation, green chemistry and waste reduction.

Click HERE to access the complimentary webinar recordings!
For more information, please contact Jill Tepe at or (206)543-1069.



Other E-learning Opportunities

Fire Marshal and Code Officials Boot Camp: Hazardous Materials Requirements of the International Codes Webinar Series January - December 2016

**This series has already begun- however, we welcome new participants at any time. Please contact us at 206-543-1069 or to register**

The purpose of this series of webinars is to help prepare code professional to review
plans and inspect facilities for compliance with the hazardous materials provisions for
the fire, building, mechanical and electrical codes.

Special Topics for 2016 will Include:

*NEW* Marijuana Processing, Ammonia Refrigeration, Compressed Gases and Acetylene, Explosion Control, GHS, IBC H Occupancies, LPG and Hydrogen Fueling Facilities, Review of Recent Fixed Site Haz Mat Incident

Boot Camp Topics for 2016 will Include:

*NEW* International Codes "101", Chem Storage in Group M, Chemical Tanks and Pipes, Development of the I-Codes, Electrical for a Hazardous Location, Exhaust Ventilation, Flammable Liquids, HMIS, IBC H Occupancies

Health and Safety Awareness for Working Teens (HSAWT)
HSAWT was designed to help prevent Washington's young workers from being injured, harassed, or killed on the job by providing information and educational resources for them, their parents, educators and employers. HSWAT covers basic information every young workers needs to know before they begin working, with workplace health and safety curricula and videos developed specifically for teens and young workers. By using these materials in a classroom setting or through independent study, teens can learn information about: workplace hazards, child labor laws and worker rights, injury prevention strategies, workplace communication skills, ergonomics, and sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The laws reviewed on the site are specific to Washington State, with additional resources provided to learn more about federal programs.
Click HERE to visit the HSAWT Site.