Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DEOHS Continuing Education Announcement

2014 Webinar Series

Hazardous Materials Requirements
of the International Codes
for Fire Marshals, Plan Reviewers and Inspectors

Fire, building, mechanical, and electrical codes provide minimum life safety requirements. For buildings with hazardous materials, these codes are comprehensive and complicated and require specific technical training for successful implementation. The purpose of this series of webinars is to help prepare code professionals to review plans and inspect facilities for compliance with the hazardous materials provisions of the fire, building, mechanical, and electrical codes.


This webinar series includes 10 sessions. The first hour, “Boot Camp,” is designed for new inspectors, fire marshals, and plan reviewers to help them understand items such as the Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS), spill control and secondary containment, exhaust ventilation, and electrical classification of hazardous locations. The second hour, “Special Topics,” is designed for experienced professionals covering requirements for industrial ovens, ammonia refrigeration, and other equipment and processes. Specific topics for each series are listed below. Participants may register for either or both series.


Date Boot Camp Topics (9:00 am) Special Topics (10:10 am)
1/16 Development of the I-Codes High Pile Storage
3/6 HMIS Hot Work
3/20 H-Occupancies Industrial Ovens
4/17 Separation and Containment Ammonia Refrigeration
5/15 Exhaust Ventilation Pressure Relief Devices
6/19 Electrical for a Hazardous Location Motor Fuel Dispensing
9/18 Tanks and Pipes Stationary Battery Systems
10/16 Flammable and Combustible Liquids LPG and Hydrogen
11/20 Chemical Storage in Group M-Occupancies Compressed Gas, Dental Gas and Dry Cleaners
12/18 Means of Egress New Topic - TBD


Mr. Will Winslow is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Fire and Mechanical Code Inspector with 25 years’ experience in plan review and code enforcement. Mr. Winslow is a Professional Member of the ICC, and served on the ICC Fire Code Committee. Mr. Winslow is a past National Codes Director for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals. He has presented seminars covering the hazardous materials requirements of the fire, building, mechanical and electrical codes since 1990.


Click the button below or call the DEOHS Continuing Education Programs at 206-523-1069 to register.  Deadline to register is January 12, 2014.

Price per login computer (no restrictions on number of attendees at each computer):

Boot Camp: $600

Special Topics: $600

Special Package Price!
Boot Camp + Special Topics: $1,000


This offering may qualify for International Code Council (ICC) continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain ICC certification. Please contact your local ICC Chapter or visit the ICC website at for more information.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

DEOHS Continuing Education Announcements

Sustainable Laboratories
NEW Course!

The “green” economy with its emphasis on sustainable practices for chemical use has brought new responsibilities for EH&S professionals, particularly those with responsibilities for laboratory safety. The purpose of the course is to identify best practices and share case studies for sustainable laboratories including those to improve the selection, evaluation, and use of chemicals in the laboratory. For additional information, click to view the course flyer.


Click below to register or call the Northwest Center at 206‑543‑1069


8:00 am - 4:30 pm (lunch provided)


Standard Registration: $175
After January 7, 2014: $195

Government Rate: $155
After January 7, 2014: $195

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DEOHS Continuing Education Announcements 

Hazardous Waste Sites
with John Malool

Annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Sites is an 8-hour course designed for private and public sector employees who work at sites covered by OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Final Rule (29 CFR 1910.120). This course requires that individuals have completed a 40-hour initial course as listed in 29 CFR 1910.120(2)(3). Group exercises, lectures, and a case study will provide students with real-life approaches to hazardous waste site operations. For additional information, click to view the course flyer.


Click your preferred date and location below to register or call the Northwest Center at 206‑543‑1069


8:00 am - 4:30 pm (lunch provided)


Standard Registration: $195
After January 7, 2014: $245

Government Rate: $155
After January 7, 2014: $195

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Friday, September 13, 2013


NORTHWEST OCCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONFERENCE                     October 9-11, 2013 

This years short course, October 9th, is "Biomarkers and Workplace Exposures: Implications for Health and Safety Practitioners".  This short course is jointly sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section-AIHA and the UW Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Biomarkers (measure of internal dose) can be used to indicate exposure to many different types of agents in the workplace, such as solvents, metals, and marijuana.  What are the implications of the use of biomarkers and workplace exposures for health and safety practitioners? Learn how current medical and workplace applications of biomarkers are being developed and used in the workplace. This course includes a review of principles of toxicology, biomarkers in medical surveillance, and examples of the practical use of biomarkers of workplace exposures.

Location: Seaside Convention and Civic Center, Seaside OR 

To Register: Click here

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Don’t miss the 2013 NAOEM Annual Meeting!
Northwest Association of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

NAOEM Annual Meeting – September 26-29, 2013, Portland, OR
Hotel Vintage Plaza, Portland, OR
The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) is sponsoring several presentations at NAOEM this year to provide guidance to clinicians on managing injured workers and successfully returning them to work.  View PDF

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