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!
NWC Staff Attended the 37th Annual Alaska Governor's Safety and Health Conference, connecting with partners from all across the state of Alaska!
Going green is all the rage - especially on St. Patrick's Day - but where do you start? Get inspired this St. Patrick's Day and start with one of these easy steps towards an eco-friendly lifestyle!
Ground was broken on Mongolia's first highway construction project in May 2016. There are currently no highways in Mongolia, but the country plans to complete 60 kilometers of new highway in the coming year. 22 Professionals from Mongolia visited the NWCOHS to learn about Road Construction safety as projects continue to grow.
OHHAI Graduate, Anika Larson is now a Kuskaya Fellow on the Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health Team at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
The Cascadia 2018 conference (formerly Semiahmoo) brought together researchers and students from UW DEOHS, the University of British Columbia, Oregon State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, Simon Fraser University, and U Regina to share current research related to Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health, with a focus on what these fields of study mean for mental health.
Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year, and lurk in unsuspecting homes across the country. Environmental Professionals can help protect the health of children and families in their community by understanding the connection between health and housing, and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents.
Did you know that many common items found in day care and early learning classrooms can pose environmental hazards to the children in your care? These pesky, dangerous hazards hide in plain sight and are found in some of the most common everyday products.
With the Flint water crisis still fresh in our nation’s collective memory, many of us are paying more attention to municipal water systems and their effects on community health. MPH Student Kori VanDerGeest is addressing the issue of water quality for low income residents in one of America's most productive agricultural regions.