Recognized leaders in chemistry, toxicology, ecotoxicology and other disciplines will guide participants through a two-day course April 23-24 to advance understanding of safer chemical design and formulation.
This workshop will be hosted by Northwest Green Chemistry, a nonprofit
dedicated to advancing green chemistry and green engineering in the
Pacific Northwest region, and the Molecular Design Research Network, a
multidisciplinary effort led by scientists at Yale University, Baylor
University, George Washington and the University of Washington that is
focused on the rational design of chemicals and materials to reduce
“There are tremendous advances taking place in our
ability to use toxicology to guide the development of safer chemicals,”
said Ken Zarker, executive director of Northwest Green Chemistry. “This
workshop will offer professionals working in chemical design and
chemicals management the latest research and tools to succeed in this
The goal of this work is to create safer,
cleaner, better building blocks for future products, so that we are not
left with toxic cleanups decades from now, explained Terrance Kavanagh,
professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the
University of Washington School of Public Health. However, because
there is little toxicity data available for many chemicals, identifying
safer materials is challenging.
The workshop is intended for
toxicologists, environmental scientists, chemical and product designers,
chemists, chemical engineers, and other professionals engaged in the
decision-making process of using existing chemicals or creating new
ones. Participants will discuss cutting-edge science and practical
strategies for designing safer chemicals.
The event will be held
at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. Early bird registration for
the two day workshop costs $125 through March 15. After March 15th the
registration fee will be $195. Online registration is at http://www.ngcworkshop.eventbrite.com. A flyer with additional information can be found at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/p2/GreenChem/pdfs/flyer2.pdf
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Boise State University, Idaho
Feb. 11th 2015, 11AM - 1PM
STATE Student Union, Hatch
Dale Stephenson, Boise State University
Janice Camp & Nancy Simcox, University of Washington
The Future of Occupational Health: Policy, Research, and Practice
The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at University of Washington is embarking on a project to define what the Future of Occupational Health may look like from research, training, and policy/management perspectives. This discussion will provide an overview of this project that consists of two components: an invited speaker series, and a cumulative symposium, to be held June 25-25, 2015 in Seattle.
Emerging Technologies and “Green” Production
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
RSVP: TO DALE STEPHENSON
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgQuestions? Call: (208)426-3795
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
2014 Webinar Series
2014 Webinar Series
of the International Codes
for Fire Marshals, Plan Reviewers and Inspectors
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|
|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):
Special Package Price!
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 www.iccsafe.org for more information.
Photo: Oliver Sved/istock/thinkstockphotos.com
Friday, November 22, 2013
DEOHS Continuing Education Announcements
BEST PRACTICES FOR
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