The Continuing Education programs, part of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, offer safety and health training for workers, management and health and safety professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
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Benefits of on-site, instructor-led training:
- Learn from OSHA-authorized instructors and other experts who are recognized industry professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of workplace health and safety.
- Increase employees’ skills and confidence in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
- Establish a safety culture and demonstrate the value of your employees.
- Build a stronger safety program by establishing consistent competencies and expectations across all levels of your organization.
- Earn continuing education unit CEU credits.
- Engage in open discussions and interactive activities with instructors and co-workers about site-specific safety challenges and practical solutions.
- Reduce workers’ compensation costs and understand state and federal safety and health regulations.
NIOSH-Approved 2-Day Initial Spirometry Training Course
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.
NIOSH-Approved Spirometry 1-Day Refresher Training Course
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 requirements and testing procedures. 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 interpretation of test results.
The 1-day refresher course is designed for experienced spirometry technicians who have completed a NIOSH spirometry certification course within the last five years. Documentation of a valid NIOSH Spirometry certificate is required.
OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
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.
OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
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.
OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
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.
OSHA 2045: Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards
This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safe guards, and related OSHA regulations. Topics include machinery processes, control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout), and guarding of portable powered tools.
OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
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.
OSHA 5410: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry
OSHA standards, policies, and procedures for the maritime industry are the focus of this course. Students will learn about the OSHA Maritime Standards, identify hazards in the maritime industry, determine appropriate hazard controls and abatement, and describe the use of the OSHA Maritime Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.
OSHA 6005: Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies
According to Executive Order 12196, Federal Agencies are required to work with OSHA to provide workplace health and safety programs for federal agency employees. This course covers the OSH Act, Executive Order 12196, and the OSHA General Industry Standards. Special emphasis is placed on hazards that occur in general industry, identification of standards and regulations appropriate for federal agencies, and effective strategies for hazard inspection and abatement.
OSHA 7115: Lockout/Tagout
This course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment. Upon course completion the student will have the ability to explain the importance of energy control programs, procedures, training, audits and methods of controlling hazardous energy.
OSHA 7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
This one day course is designed to teach to students how to identify fall hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.
OSHA 7505: Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
This course is an introduction to basic incident investigation procedures and describes analysis techniques. Course topics include incident investigation methods, employer responsibilities related to workplace incident investigations, and a four-step incident investigation procedure.