Professional Development

The DEOHS Continuing Education Programs are committed to delivering high quality professional development courses, building partnerships, and engaging regional communities to promote safe workplaces and sustainable environments. We offer high quality, professional development courses for practitioners working in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous materials management, and related disciplines. These courses are partially supported by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, one of 18 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 

Click on a thumbnail below to view more information about one of our past courses or an on-going course.






Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

December 6-8, 2016


OEM Grand Rounds Lecture: Medical Surveilance 




Leadership in Health and Safety

September 21, 2016 | Resources





Process Safety Management: Principles and Industry Applications

June 27-30, 2016 | Seattle, WA | Resources






OEM Grand Rounds: A Participatory Approach to Reducing Discomfort and Injuries among Custodial Workers- Essential Clinical and Organizational Lessons Learned

May 4, 2016 | Resources



Worker Memorial Day 2016

April 28, 2016 | Resources



Treating Patients with Highly Contagious Infectious Diseases: Using Technology to Advance Safety

April 6, 2016 | Resources




Loss Prevention Through Ergonomics: Best Economic Practices for Sustaining Worker Health

March 8-9, 2016 | Resources




OEM Grand Rounds: Shoulder Pain: From Physical Examination to Clinical Diagnosis

March 2, 2016 | Resources




Process Safety Management: Ammonia

February 24, 2016 | In conjunction with the 2016 Washington Agriculture Safety Day





OEM Grand Rounds: Fatigue Risk Management in Commerical Aviation: Performance, Self-Report, and Inflight Sleep

February 3, 2016 | Resources



OEM Grand Rounds: Return to Work After Burn Injury: Barriers and Opportunities  

November 18, 2015 | Resources




OEM Grand Rounds: Tactics for Tough [Worker's Compensation] Cases: A Multi-dimensional Approach 

September 24 , 2015 | Resources





Bakken Oil Transport: Emerging Risks Awareness Training 

July 27 & 31, 2015 | Resources







The Future of Occupational Health Symposium

 June 24-25, 2015 | Resources







OEM Lunch Break Lecture: Cardiovascular Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death in Law Enforcement and Firefighting

Dr. Stefanos N. Kales | June 8, 2015





OEM Grand Rounds: Multi-Modality Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma 

May 7, 2015 | Resources




Green Labs Webinar Series  

January - April, 2015 | Resources






Workers Memorial Day 2015 

To honor the 90 Washington State workers who lost their lives due to work-related injury or illness in 2014.

April 29, 2015 | Resources




Design of Safer Chemicals and Materials: The Nexus of Toxicology and Chemistry 

April 23-24, 2015 





OEM Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Treatment of Concussion

April 2, 2015 | Resources






Ignitable Coating Operations: Preventing Fires, Explosions and Toxic Exposures 

March 19, 2015 | Resources





Current Topics and Best Practices in Environmental and Occupational Medicine in Agricultural Communities 


February 27-28, 2015 | Resources







OEM Grand Rounds: Medical Evaluation of Workers with Hops-related Respiratory Disease

February 5, 2015 | Resources







Best Practices for Transitioning to Safer Chemicals 

January 29, 2015 | Resources








OEM Grand Rounds: Mycobacteria in Work-Related and Environmental Illness

December 4, 2014 | Resources







Zoobiquity 2014

November 1, 2014 













Introduction to Accident Investigation 

September 23, 2014  








Guidance for Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

September 5, 2014








OEM Grand Rounds: Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

September 4, 2014 | Resources






Health and Safety Trainers Exchange 

June 26, 2014









Best Practices for Sustainable Laboratories

March 25, 2014









Process Safety Management: Ammonia

in Conjunction with 10th Annual WA State Ag Safety Day | February 19, 2014










Construction Site Logistics February 6, 2014



Hazardous Materials Requirements of the International Codes 2015-2015 Webinar Series







Art and Science of Safe Tunneling  

May 29-30, 2013










Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management

November 4-6, 2013







Peter A. Breysse Memorial Lectureship: Biomarkers and Their Relevance to Exposure Sciences

Dr. Glenn Talaska


in Conjunction with the PNS AIHA NOHC Conference | October 9, 2013





Best Practices for Return to Work

Dr. June Spector 

in Conjunction with 2013 NAOEM Conference | September 27, 2013






Communication Techniques for Effective Safety Programs

in conjunction with the Washington State Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference | September 24, 2013






Courses that require re-certification and/or refresher courses are offered on a recurring basis, click on a thumbnail below for more information on a recurring course.




NIOSH Approved Spirometry: Initial 2-Day Training and 1-Day Refresher Training









Annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Sites (HAZWOPER) w/ John Malool









Global Harmonization