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Upcoming Training Opportunities
By Saskia van Bergen
Reducing Chemical Hazards: the First Move
June 6, 2017 in Portland
Get hands-on practice using an automated tool that allows companies to easily identify hazards when making chemical management decisions.
Upon completing the in-person course, participants will be able to:
We strongly recommend you view this webinar recording prior to attending: First Line of Defense: A Tool for Chemical Hazard Assessment.
Presented by Clean Production Action and Ecology.
Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
September 6-7, 2017 in Seattle
This two-day course gives participants a hands-on experience with the process of transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as key methods, tools, and databases. The course guides participants through the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) seven-step substitution planning process for:
This training is ideal for 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.
Presented by the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center.
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