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.
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.
NWC Staff Attended the 37th Annual Alaska Governor's Safety and Health Conference, connecting with partners from all across the state of Alaska!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.