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, click HERE to register for this course. Click HERE to view the flyer for this course.

 

Green Chemistry and Sustainability 

GREEN CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL STEWARDSHIP Online Certificate Program

September 27, 2017 - June 8, 2018 | 3-course program

Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and are in need of professionals who can provide innovative solutions and more sustainable substitutes. 

 

During this 3-course program we will explore:

  • The 12 guiding principles of green chemistry
  • Business drivers and barriers to implementing sustainable practices
  • Frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making
  • Environmental, economic, and societal benefits of green chemistry
  • Latest research and regulatory developments in the field
  • New tools for chemical design and methods for comparative chemical hazard assessments

Completion of all 3 courses is required to receive a certificate. Visit the program information page to learn more!

Join us for a complimentary information session about this course! Visit the program information page to sign up for free.

 

MoDRN:U

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 jstod@uw.edu or (206)543-1069.

 

 

Other E-learning Opportunities

 
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.