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Continuing education and training in Green Chemistry


GENERAL AND INTRODUCTORY TRAINING


GC3 Safer Chemistry Training

The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) has created a Safer Chemistry Training for Businesses. This collection of webinars introduces basic green chemistry concepts but also teaches advanced lessons in specific tools and applications of green chemistry. Lessons are rated 1-5 to indicate how much chemistry knowledge is needs to understand the concepts presented. Each lesson also provides links to further reading and videos.


OSHA Transitioning to Safer Chemicals short course

This course provides participants with information about transitioning to safer chemicals and the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in that process. The course guides participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.Watch a quick introduction to this course.


Online certificate program in green chemistry and chemical stewardship

The University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education offers a 9-month, online certificate program. Participants learn the fundamental principles of green chemistry and evaluate frameworks for incorporating chemical toxicity and human health considerations into product design, material selections, and supply chain decision-making. The program consists of three courses:

COURSE I: SUSTAINABILITY, TOXICOLOGY & HUMAN HEALTH
COURSE II: PRINCIPLES OF GREEN CHEMISTRY
COURSE III: ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR SAFER CHEMICAL DECISIONS

Visit the program website to register or to learn more about cost, scheduling, and technology requirements.



SUBJECT-SPECIFIC TRAINING


GreenScreen® Introductory online training

Learn about the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Introductory, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. This training will explore the value and uses of GreenScreen hazard assessment. This online course can be taken from anywhere at your own pace, and includes six modules ranging from an overview of chemical hazard assessment to using GreenScreen to select safer chemicals and products.


GreenScreen® advanced topics and practitioner programs

Clean Production Action is offering training to individuals interested in becoming authorized practitioners of GreenScreen® chemical hazard assessments. This training program gives technical professionals (product designers, engineers, toxicologists, environmental health and safety experts, chemists) the expertise and experience to assess chemical safety in-house.

The training is taught in a small workshop format, and participants get personalized coaching and hands-on experience performing GreenScreen® assessments.

The next cohort begins spring 2017.


Additional resources

Find archived recordings of webinars and trainings on our resources page.

Questions?

Contact Saskia van Bergen at 360- 407-6609.