Black lung disease –an incurable condition that causes scarring of lung tissue - is on rise again, in the biggest cluster of disease ever reported. A recent investigation points to failures in federal regulations, and oversight of changing mine conditions.
November 17, 2016 | The Northwest Center was pleased to support the 2016 Northwest Occupational Health Conference (NOHC), which was held October 19-21 in Portland Oregon. This annual conference is organized and hosted by the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (PNS-AIHA). More than 200 participants attended the conference.
October 19, 2016 | Northwest Center Faculty Member Peter Johnson, PhD, MS focuses his research on ergonomics, bioengineering, whole body vibration, computer-related disorders, and developing hardware and software technologies for assessing exposures to physical risk factors.