Rick Gleason Receives UW Award of Excellence

July 13, 2017 | Rick Gleason, DEOHS Lecturer and Lead Instructor for the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center, was awarded the University of Washington Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award as part of the 2017 UW Awards of Excellence.

Brazilian Hair Blowouts & Formaldehyde

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | When Portland area salon workers contacted them complaining of eye irritation, nose bleeds and difficulty breathing after using Brazilian Blowout's solution, Dede Montgomery and her colleagues at OHSU investigated.

OSHA Turns 40

Monday, August 16, 2010 | OSHA has had an enormous positive impact on the working community since the program began in 1971. Countless lives have been saved thanks to their efforts, but more needs be done. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels sent a letter to OSHA staff outlining strategies to protect worker health and safety in the years to come.

Oil Spill in the Gulf

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.

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