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!
April 7, 2017 | Northwest Center Continuing Education Director, Nancy Simcox, participated in several recent outreach activities. "I enjoy meeting with new health and safety professionals to exchange ideas and solicit information from those who are working to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace."
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.
March 16, 2017 | The annual CERC conference highlights research and its relevance for pressing issues facing the Construction Industry. This year over 120 attendees were eager to learn about the newest construction safety and health research.
January 19, 2017 | Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface trainee Julianne Meisner was selected as one of 15 students to present her work at the UW Department of Global Health 10th Anniversary Celebration. Governor Insley, Melinda Gates, and other global health leaders from the Pacific Northwest will be in attendance at the exclusive event.