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.
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.
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.
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.
August 1, 2017 | Ten days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the face while working at his convenience store job. Since that time he founded World Without Hate and spoke at the DEOHS Worker Memorial Day ceremony about protecting workers from the same fate or worse.
July 13, 2017 | Potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates have been banned from children's teething rings and rubber duck toys for over a decade, but have been found in high concentrations in macaroni and cheese mixes using powdered cheese. DEOHS Adjunct Professor Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana weighs in on the issue in the NY Times.
July 13, 2017 | The NIEHS WTP was able to make a difference in the life of Candice Saunders, an unemployed, single mother from Allakaket, Alaska. When the community's Indian General Assistance (IGAP) Coordinator left their position, Candice had the skills to step up and save her small community.
October 19, 2016 | Northwest Center Faculty Member Peter Johnson, PhD, MS focuses his research on ergonomics, bioengineering, whole body vibration, computer-related disorders, and developing hardware and software technologies for assessing exposures to physical risk factors.