The University of Washington Offers free health and safety trainings for staff, faculty and students. These include: 

R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) Training) 
Self Defense Courses
Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PSH00)
Workplace Violence Prevention Training
Back Safety & Injury Prevention (Online)
Fire Extinguisher Training
Health & Safety at UW Introduction (Video)
Stop the Bleed 

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training: 

Saturday & Sunday Feb 22nd- 23rd AND April 25th- 26th 12:00 - 6:00 PM

“The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) offers free classes, training women in Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.). R.A.D. is a simple yet effective program of self-defense designed for women on university and college campuses. The program teaches awareness, risk reduction, and realistic self-defense movements which do not require special skills, years of practice or any particular level of fitness.”
*Please note: Both dates are required for participation.

Registration link:


Self Defense Courses:
The University of Washington IMA and Women’s Center periodically offers self-defense courses as well. Check out their schedules via the links below:


Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PSH00):
A two hour training that explores the role all employees have in creating and maintaining inclusive work and learning environments that are free from discrimination or harassment in any form.

  • Feb 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • March 2, 11:30 AM. - 12:30 PM
  • Mar 16, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Register for these trainings here:


Workplace Violence Prevention Training:
A 90 minute in person training via SafeCampus to learn about behaviors of concern, UW prohibited behaviors and response options. The training includes a discussion of relationship violence, stalking and suicide, and a brief portion on responding to an active shooter

  • Feb 12th 1:00 PM at University Of Washington Tower Building C (UWTC)
  • Mar 5th2:00 PM at Magnuson Health Sciences Center A (HSA)

Register for these trainings here:


Back Safety & Injury Prevention- Online:
A 20 minute online course for employees who lift 20 or more pounds, lift objects of any weight higher than three feet, push or pull objects regularly, or complete other repetitive motions that may lead to back injury.


Fire Extinguisher Training:
An hour and 30 minute course for all employees who want to learn how to use a portable fire extinguisher. Please alert evacuation director if you plan on taking this training at


Health & Safety at UW Introduction Video:
A short video that discusses health and safety at the UW including Health & Safety Committees and how to file OARS reports (Online Accident Reports).


Stop the Bleed:
Currently classes are being scheduled, but check back at these links for training opportunities:


Enivornmental Health and Safety Online Courses:

There are many courses avaialble to take online via Environmental Health & Safety (EH & S). You can take this training via the Online Bridge Training program.