Root Cause Analysis for Incident Investigation - Basic

Seattle, WA
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Cost: $225 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 0.7

This course provides a basic introduction to the root cause analysis system for incident investigation. Course participants will leave with a basic understanding of the procedure for incident investigation using root cause analysis and an introductory understanding of appropriate preventive measures or corrective actions.

Seats Available: 30

Transformational Leadership Development

Seattle, WA
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Cost: $499
Course credits: 1.0

Transformational Leadership Development

This course focuses on three positive styles of leading others and the four components of each style. This course provides the opportunity to explore your thinking, feelings, and actions related to the different leadership capabilities. 

Past participants have shared that understanding the role of these three styles of leading in fostering health and safety outcomes in the workplace has significantly contributed to increasing their effectiveness in leading positive change. 

Participants and their invited colleagues will take a multi-rater survey to discover their strengths and opportunities for development into a more effective leader in operating in health and safety related functions and contexts.

Instructor(s): Molly Cox
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

to Pocatello, ID
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Cost: $675 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program. Topics include OSHA and ANSI standards, NIOSH certifications, and medical evaluation recommendations. Course includes a discussion of both quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing.
Instructor(s): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 20

OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

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Cost: $725 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.0

Focus on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Introduction to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavation.
Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 28

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

to Portland, OR

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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program. Topics include OSHA and ANSI standards, NIOSH certifications, and medical evaluation recommendations. Course includes a discussion of both quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing.
Instructor(s): Mr. Troy Corbin
Seats Available: 16

OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $865 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Students who successfully complete this course will be authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach classes. This is a trainer course so enrollees will give a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program topic and must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Five years of construction safety and health work experience and successful completion of the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry course within the past 7 years.

Instructor(s): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 18

NIOSH-Approved 2-Day Initial Spirometry Training Course

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $650
Course credits: 1.6

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 evidence based 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.

Instructor(s): Ms. Martha Horike-Pyne
Seats Available: 6

OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

to Portland, OR

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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Federal and state policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Emphasis on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 19

OSHA #7400 Occupational Noise Exposure Hazards

Online Virtual Classroom

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Cost: $195
Course credits: 0.75

This course focuses on describing noise hazards in the workplace. Upon completion, students will have the ability to describe sound properties and their relationship to noise-induced hearing loss, hearing protection usage, and using a sound level meter.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Carter, Mr. Gerry Croteau
Seats Available: 30

Root Cause Analysis System for Incident Investigation - Advanced

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $595 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.1

This 3-day course explores the principles, methods and tools for digging into the root causes of a workplace injury or fatality. The course begins with a basic introduction to the root cause analysis system for incident investigation and continues with a more in-depth look that will include detailed case scenarios and interactive exercises led by a dynamic and engaging instructor. Course participants will obtain data collection and analysis skills that will equip them to conduct incident investigations and to implement appropriate corrective actions. Health and safety professionals, supervisors and workers with an interest in safety and accident investigation should attend.

Instructor(s): Mr. Rocco Meraglia
Seats Available: 29

OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

to Pocatello, ID

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Cost: $695 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Students who successfully complete this course will be authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour General Industry Outreach classes. This is a trainer course so enrollees will give a presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program topic and must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Five years of construction safety and health work experience and successful completion of the OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry course within the past 7 years.

Instructor(s): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 20

OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management

Online Virtual Classroom

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Cost: $195
Course credits: 0.55

Using interactive assignments and thought-provoking group projects, students of this one day workshop come away with a strong understanding of the benefits in implementing a safety and health management system in the workplace.

Instructor(s): Mr. Richard Gleason
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $725 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.0

This course covers the recognition of confined space hazards, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, and confined space program elements. The requirements for a permit, non-permit and alternate procedures confined space are also covered. Specific duties of entrants, attendants, supervisors and rescue are discussed.
Instructor(s): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 24

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness

Seattle, WA
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Cost: $499 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 1.0

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness

People, and how they feel about their work, can have a very significant impact on how they emotionally engage in the workplace each and every day. 

Today’s safety leaders need to understand stress, and emotions in the workplace in order to design a healthy work environment for the 21st century. This course will provide opportunities to examine, explore, and practice positive approaches for increasing individual and group levels of motivation, inclusivity and emotional effectiveness with the ultimate goal of fostering a safe work environment. 

Past participants have shared the importance of learning about psychological capital, hope, efficacy, resiliency and optimism, as a resource in themselves and in others, in order to prepare the people they lead to effectively cope with stress and to effectively manage their emotions. 

Participants will complete an online self-survey to discover what constitutes their positive psychological strengths and potential areas for development.

Instructor(s): Molly Cox
Seats Available: 29

OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Federal and state policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Emphasis on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Instructor(s): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 25

OSHA #521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Permissible exposure limits, OSHA health standards, regulations and procedures, respiratory protection, engineering controls, hazard communication, sampling instrumentation, workplace health program elements, and other industrial hygiene topics. Workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards, and safety and health programs.

Instructor(s): Mr. Martin Cohen, Mr. Gerry Croteau, Marc Beaudreau, Allison Crollard
Seats Available: 22

OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $745 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 1.8

For individuals who have completed OSHA 500 and who are active trainers in an outreach program. Required every four years. Provides an update on OSHA construction standards, policies, and regulations.

Instructor(s): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 22

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

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Cost: $745 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 1.8

This course is for OSHA Outreach Training Program general industry trainers who have completed OSHA #501 and whose trainer authorization has not expired before the first day of class. Provides an update on OSHA general industry standards, policies, and regulations. Trainers are required to attend this course (or OSHA #501) once every four years to maintain their authorized trainer status.

Prerequisites: OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health for General Industry

Instructor(s): Gina Facca
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

to Portland, OR

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Cost: $865 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Students who successfully complete this course will be authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach classes. This is a trainer course so enrollees will give a presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach Training Program topic and must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Prerequisites: Five years of construction safety and health work experience and successful completion of the OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry course within the past 7 years.

Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 16

OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

to Pocatello, ID
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Cost: $575 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.0

This course covers the recognition of confined space hazards, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, and confined space program elements. The requirements for a permit, non-permit and alternate procedures confined space are also covered. Specific duties of entrants, attendants, supervisors and rescue are discussed.

Instructor(s): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 20

Accelerating Leadership Development

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Live sessions: Nov 5, 12, and 19, 2024 3pm-5:30pm PT
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Cost: $499
Course credits: 1.0

Accelerating Leadership Development

Leadership development at all levels of professional experience can be accelerated by understanding what theories, capabilities, and motivation fosters leader and follower effectiveness.  Before you can engage in acquiring these new capabilities and skills, you first need to be in a position of being ready and willing to learn and develop. This course will provide insight into unlocking both the motivation and abilities related to launching your leadership development. 
 
Our past participants have been health and safety professionals looking to motivate others to foster safety compliance, to face challenges in working with other departments to bring about the adoption of fast-changing requirements in the workplace. Participants will complete an online self-survey to explore their motivation and ability to understand how to activate positive leadership capabilities, which we refer to as leader developmental readiness.
Instructor(s): Molly Cox
Seats Available: 46

OSHA #7300 Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard

Online Virtual Classroom
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Cost: $195
Course credits: 0.7

This course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard.  Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards.

Instructor(s): Mr. Richard Gleason
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

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Cost: $125
Course credits: 1.0

This course will provide participants with information about and hands-on experience with the process for transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process.

Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #3115 Fall Protection

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Cost: $725 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.0

This course provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection.

Instructor(s): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 28

OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

to Portland, OR

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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Federal and state policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Emphasis on those areas that are the most hazardous.

Instructor(s): Mr. Troy Corbin
Seats Available: 20

OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

This course covers general industry standards, and integrates materials from other consensus and proprietary standards relating to hazardous materials.
Instructor(s): Mr. Bruce Millies
Seats Available: 24

OSHA #2045 Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards

to Seattle, WA
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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Focus on common machinery types and related safety standards, hazards associated with various types of machinery, and control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout).

Instructor(s): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 24

OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

to Portland, OR

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Cost: $725 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.0

This course covers the recognition of confined space hazards, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, and confined space program elements. The requirements for a permit, non-permit and alternate procedures confined space are also covered. Specific duties of entrants, attendants, supervisors and rescue are discussed.

Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 19

OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

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Cost: $825 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 2.6

Federal and state policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Emphasis on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Instructor(s): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 27

OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

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Cost: $745 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 1.8

This course is for OSHA Outreach Training Program construction industry trainers who have completed OSHA #500 and whose trainer authorization has not expired before the first day of class. Provides an update on OSHA construction standards, policies, and regulations. Trainers are required to attend this course (or OSHA #500) once every four years to maintain their authorized trainer status.

Prerequisites: OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health for Construction

Instructor(s): Gina Facca
Seats Available: 30


The Continuing Education programs offered by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences provide workplace safety and health training for the fields of general industry, construction, agriculture and the maritime industries.

We serve four states—Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho—with monthly in-person courses, as well as on-demand programs and online virtual instruction led by our expert instructors.

We are the home of the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center—the only training facility authorized by OSHA in our region—offering continuing education courses on federal and state safety and health regulations. 

We are also home to the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NWCOHS). NWCOHS prepares graduate students for careers in occupational health and safety through training programs in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, hazardous materials management, leadership, green chemistry and related disciplines. The NWCOHS Continuing Education Programs provide professional development opportunities for health and safety professionals.

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