We are excited to present our brand new video introduction to the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety! THIS is why we do what we do!
Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year and lurk 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.
January 2, 2018 | 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.
December 18, 2017 | The CUNY Institute for Health Equity Public Health Minute series is now on YouTube! Dr. Noah Seixas talks about the vulnerability of immigrant workers to workplace health hazards.
December 5, 2017 | Max Chmielinski, a former ERC trainee now pursuing his PhD, was featured in the Synergist Now blog as part of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's ongoing #IamIH campaign. Max is working with a team of DEOHS researchers to determine the levels of UV radiation exposures among workers in the cannabis industry.
December 5, 2017 | Today ERC trainees gathered over lunch to discuss a case study related to research misconduct as part of their training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).
November 21, 2017 | The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety supports occupational health & safety education and training in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Through the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP), small grant funding is available to support applicants from all disciplines and fields for projects and activities that address worker health.
November 20, 2017 | Every year, hundreds of thousands of acres of land burn across the United States in wildfires. Between 2000-2013, almost 300 on-duty wildland fire fighter fatalities occurred.