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.
July 20, 2017 | "Low wages resulting in poor health or health behaviors can affect all occupations. Researchers in occupational health services research (OHSR) focus on bridging concepts of income inequality and worker health and health behaviors by implementing, evaluating, and disseminating policies that address both individual and population level health needs for all workers."
July 20, 2017 | During the 2016-2017 academic year, NWCOHS trainees participated in “Work & Health” policy roundtables. A student shares their thoughts after the “Effects of Minimum Wage Policies on the Health of Workers” session.
May 30, 2017 | Will we see you at AIHce 2017 in Seattle? Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety NIOSH ERC faculty, staff, and students will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the conference! Check out the events below, and don't forget to find us in the Expo Hall and say hello!