Over-exposure to UV light is known to cause serious health effects. What many workers and employers in commercial cannabis growing facilities don't know, is that they may be exposed to harmful amounts of UV light on the job.
We are excited to share our brand new video introduction to the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety! THIS is why we do what we do!
Black lung disease –an incurable condition that causes scarring of lung tissue - is on rise again, in the biggest cluster of disease ever reported. A recent investigation points to failures in federal regulations, and oversight of changing mine conditions.
Several trainees in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency program had the opportunity to attend the 2018 NAOEM conference.
Occupational Health Services Research Program PhD students attended the 2018 APHA Meeting under the theme "Healthy Equity Now".
The 25-year-old Process Safety Management Standard has significant safety gaps, leaving refinery workers at risk. OHIP Interns worked with a local union to engage workers and the community with a proposed new standard for Washington State.
Robert Vannice practices his real-word Environmental, Health and Safety Management skills while interning with SeaCast Inc.
Northwest Center ERC students recently toured the Theo Chocolate Factory in Seattle, Washington to learn about safety and health in a food manufacturing facility. Students had the opportunity to view the factory in motion, as workers produced chocolate before their eyes.
University of Idaho students are working to enhance traditional safety training with VR simulations through funding from the NWC PTOP program.