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.

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Supervisory Safety & Health Duties

This three-day course will cover the general safety and health requirements in 29 CFR 1910 from the standpoint of supervising, training, administering, and organizing safety and health programs. It will also include regulatory requirements and specific applications for written program requirements, documentation, discipline, hazard evaluation, and control and compliance.

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

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.

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

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 general industry 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.

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OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

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

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OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials

This course covers general industry standards, and integrates materials from other consensus and proprietary standards relating to hazardous materials.
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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.

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OSHA #2055 Cranes in Construction

This course covers the requirements for operation of cranes in the construction industry using the OSHA construction Cranes and Derricks Standard as a guide.

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OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

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.

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OSHA #2255 Principles of Ergonomics

Introduces the application of ergonomic principles to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Topics include: work physiology; anthropometry; video display terminals; and risk factors, such as vibration, temperature, manual handling, repetition, and continuous keyboard use. Industrial case studies cover analysis and design of work stations and equipment; laboratory sessions focus on manual lifting and OSHA's proposed ergonomic protection standard.

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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.

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OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

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.

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OSHA #3085 Principles of Scaffolding

This course covers the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA’s construction scaffold standards as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with scaffold design, assembly, disassembly and use, types of scaffolds, determining scaffold capacity, employee qualifications and training and maintenance, repair and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe scaffolding.

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OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards

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.

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OSHA #3115 Fall Protection

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.

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OSHA #5402 Maritime Industry Trainer Update Course

For individuals who have completed OSHA #5400 and who are active trainers in the Maritime Industry Outreach program. Required every four years to maintain an active trainer status. This course provides an update on new adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define and explain maritime industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures in accordance with the 29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918 and 1919 OSHA Maritime Standards as they continue to teach 10- and 30-hour courses.

Prerequisites: OSHA #5400 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry

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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.

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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.

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OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries

This course covers the development and implementation of controls and strategies to prevent or mitigate silica exposures in construction, maritime, and general industries.

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OSHA #7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

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.

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

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.

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OSHA #7400 Occupational Noise Exposure Hazards

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.

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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.

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OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management

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.

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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.

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OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

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.

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