Online webinars, training, and education

UW Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship online certificate program
The Professional and Continuing Education program at the University of Washington is offering a certificate in Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship. The certificate is intended for chemists, environmental and sustainability professionals, health and safety professionals, and product managers interested in chemicals management.
Courses begin in September, January, and March.

In-person training and conferences

Reducing Chemical Hazards: the First Move
Get hands-on practice using an automated tool that allows companies to easily identify hazard when making chemical management decisions.

Upon completing the in-person course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of chemical hazard assessments and related tools and resources.
  • Define List Translator origins, methods, strengths, and limitations.
  • Obtain List Translator results for chemicals of interest using automated databases.
  • Use this tool to inform chemicals management and sustainability decisions and prioritize action.

It is strongly recommended that you view this webinar recording: First Line of Defense: A Tool for Chemical Hazard Assessment prior to attending.

March 15, 2017
King County/Hazardous Waste Management Office
130 Nickerson Street #100
Seattle WA 98109
Cost: $49.00 by February 15 (earlybird)
         $69.00 after February 15

June 6, 2017
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, #1B
Portland OR 97232
Cost: $49.00 by May 6 (earlybird)
         $69.00 after May 6

Presented by Clean Production Action and Ecology

21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
June 13–15, 2017
Reston, VA

Call for papers is now open. Submit before February 13th.

Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

This two-day course gives participants a hands-on experience of the process to transition to safer chemicals, as well as key methods, tools, and databases to assist in this process. The course guides participants through the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing safer alternatives.

The target audience is purchasing staff, maintenance supervisors, facility managers, and workers who use hazardous chemicals at their worksites, along with occupational safety and health professionals who provide technical assistance on the control of chemical hazards.

Training dates:
May 8-9, 2017 (Portland)
September 6-7, 2017 (Seattle)

Register here.

Developed and presented by OSHA and the University of Washington