November 21, 2017 | The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety supports occupational health & safety education and training in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Through the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP), small grant funding is available to support applicants from all disciplines and fields for projects and activities that address worker health.
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.
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).
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."