Serving Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho

The Continuing Education and Outreach Programs offered by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) provide workplace safety and health training, serving the training needs of occupational safety and health professionals, workers and employers in the Pacific Northwest since 1977.


Creating workplaces that maximize occupational safety and health protections, justice and well-being. 


DEOHS Continuing Education programs are committed to building community partnerships and delivering high-quality occupational safety and health training to promote safe workplaces. 

Our approach:

We provide our students with the skills and competence in occupational safety and health standards and policies, emerging health and safety issues and best practices to prevent or reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

We are the home of:

The Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center, the only OSHA-authorized training facility in our region. We offer interactive and comprehensive continuing education courses on federal and state safety and health regulations.The Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, one of 18 Education and Research Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. We offer graduate-level courses in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous materials management, leadership, green chemistry and related disciplines.

Inclusivity Statement

The UW DEOHS Continuing Education Program at the University of Washington is committed to creating an open, inclusive, and equitable learning community for every partner and participant of ours. We value and celebrate the diversity of our partners, participants, staff, and instructors, and we strive to continue that through our programming.

We acknowledge the contribution of the lives, knowledge, and labor of Black, Asian, Latinx and Native peoples in the past, present and future of our country and this requires an understanding of the context of where we are. Here at the University of Washington, we acknowledge the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations, and which was stolen from the Duwamish by European colonizers. Wherever you are, we encourage you to learn about the history of the land on which you live and work.