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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:

  • Understand the value of chemical hazard assessments and related tools and resources.
  • Define GreenScreen® 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.

We strongly recommend you view this webinar recording prior to attending: First Line of Defense: A Tool for Chemical Hazard Assessment.

Registration information

Cost: $69.00

Register online.

Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, #1B
Portland OR 97232

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:

  • Understanding and evaluating chemical use.
  • Identifying and assessing alternatives.
  • Implementing safer alternatives.

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.

Register online.

Presented by the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center.