NWC Staff Attended the 37th Annual Alaska Governor's Safety and Health Conference, connecting with partners from all across the state of Alaska!
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 | The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) recently commissioned a National Survey of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce to respond to growing concern and debate over the supply and demand for occupational safety and health professionals in the United States.
Friday, June 4, 2010 | There have been many oil response workers and volunteers devoting their time to clean up the BP oil spill. Wildfires are not the only danger for response workers, they're also at risk to chemical exposure, biological hazards, physical danger and psychological impacts.
April 28, 2010 | April 28th is Workers Memorial Day, and marks the 39th anniversary of the creation of NIOSH.
Friday, March 12, 2010 | In Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland, Johnny Depp plays the mad, mad hatter indeed. It is well known that chronic occupational exposure to mercury caused many a hatter to exhibit slurred speech, tremors, irritability, shyness, depression, and other neurological symptoms.