Supervisory Safety & Health Duties

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

This course covers general safety and health requirements from the standpoint of supervising, training, administering, and organizing safety and health programs. It includes regulatory requirements and specific applications for written program requirements, documentation, discipline, hazard evaluation, and control and compliance.
Instructor(s): Mr. Harvey McGill
Seats Available: 29

OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards

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

Students learn about the production of electricity and how it is delivered to the end user as well as the hazards associated with high and low voltage current. Basic definitions and explanation of electric generation provides the required skills needed to understand electrical systems.

Instructor(s): Mr. Bruce Millies
Seats Available: 30

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

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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): Gina Facca
Seats Available: 29

OSHA #521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

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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. Troy Corbin
Seats Available: 20

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): Mr. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 24

Transformational Leadership Development

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Live sessions: Dec 3, 10, 17, 2024 3pm-5:30pm PT
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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: 50

OSHA #3115 Fall Protection

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Cost: $575 – 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): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 20

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

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Cost: $145
Course credits: 0.4

This 4-hour course is designated to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illness and injuries, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Several practice sessions are included.

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

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

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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. Jesse Michaletz
Seats Available: 18

OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials

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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): Edward Woodford
Seats Available: 28

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): Mr. Bruce Millies
Seats Available: 24

OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation

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Cost: $195
Course credits: 0.75

This course is an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and accident analysis techniques. Course topics include accident investigation methods, employer responsibilities related to workplace accident investigations, and a six-step accident investigation procedure.

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

OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

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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. Bruce Millies
Seats Available: 28

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. Rhett Carpenter
Seats Available: 23

Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management

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Live sessions: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, 2025 3pm-5:30pm PT
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Cost: $499
Course credits: 1

Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management

As a health and safety professional, your needs for effectively managing change are complex. You often need to influence others without having positional authority.

Evidence-based models, frameworks, and practical experience come together in a course designed to develop and foster change management practices as a leader, supervisor, and individual. This course will provide frameworks to apply as you navigate through this course and beyond with clients, employees, and organizations that are not ready for or are resistant to change. 

Participants will learn strategies to foster effective change. You'll also build on your network of peers as you share real experiences and challenges. This includes discussions designed to challenge your assumptions and to provide specific ways of thinking that you can employ when addressing real-life interactions.

Instructor(s): Molly Cox
Seats Available: 29

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness

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Live sessions: March 11, 18, and 25, 2025 3pm-5:30pm PT
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Cost: $499 – Some discounts available
Course credits: 1.0

Fostering Positive Psychological Capital & Emotional Effectiveness for Health and Safety Professionals

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: 49

OEM Grand Rounds - Traumatic Brain Injuries

Online, On-Demand Recording
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Cost: $25
Course credits: 0.1

Occupational and environmental health exposures cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year. This lecture series addresses the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries related to environmental and occupational exposures encountered by physicians and their colleagues in local, regional, and international settings.

On-Demand, Online Recording of Live Lecture from March 20, 2023

OEM Grand Rounds - Traumatic Brain Injuries

Presenter: Jennifer M Zumsteg, MD, Inpatient - Rehabilitation Medicine (PM&R), Consultant, UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center


Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds - Chronic Low Back Pain: An Interventional Spine Approach

Online, On-Demand Recording
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Cost: $25
Course credits: 0.1

Occupational and environmental health exposures cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year. This lecture series addresses the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries related to environmental and occupational exposures encountered by physicians and their colleagues in local, regional, and international settings.

On-Demand, Online Recording of Live Lecture from April 17, 2023

OEM Grand Rounds - Chronic Low Back Pain: An Interventional Spine Approach

Presenter: Virtaj Singh, MD, Medical Director, Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine; Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds - Fentanyl in Second-Hand Smoke: Public Health, Exposure Science, and Clinical Perspectives

Online, On-Demand Recording
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Cost: $25
Course credits: 0.1

Occupational and environmental health exposures cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year. This lecture series addresses the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries related to environmental and occupational exposures encountered by physicians and their colleagues in local, regional, and international settings.

On-Demand, Online Recording of Live Lecture from November 1, 2023

OEM Grand Rounds - Fentanyl in Second-Hand Smoke: Public Health, Exposure Science, and Clinical Perspectives

Presenters:

  • Marissa Baker, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), University of Washington

  • Sophia Chiu, MD, MPH, Assistant Director, Occupational Medicine Rotation Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

  • Scott Phillips, MD FACP FACMT FAACT, Executive Director/Medical Director, Washington Poison Center



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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