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.
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.
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.
October 30, 2017 | Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Professional Training Opportunities (PTOP) Program Awardees presented their work during a special session at the Northwest Occupational Health Conference.
August 21, 2017 | "I am developing a high-quality and user-friendly Microsoft Excel database, which I will then use to migrate all existing records of reportable animal diseases from paper to electronic form, and which WSDA will use to record all incoming reports in the future."
August 20, 2017 | Lauren Frisbie, OHHAI MPH Trainee, is working with the WA State Department of Health to better understand the current systems and protocols for euthanasia of animals for rabies testing in place within each county.
August 10, 2017 | Erica Grant is an Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHAI) Training Scholar working towards her MPH at the Center for One Health Research. Her practicum focuses on the Gorilla Conservation Employee Health Program that is run yearly by the Gorilla Doctors (aka Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project).
March 22, 2017 | Amy presented on her recent literature review that looked at the implications of low wages and limited benefits on health care and public health services.