Northwest Center funding increases region-wide capacity for student-led projects to improve occupational health and safety.
"It is relatively commonplace for conference organizers to announce that, in fact, yes, this year’s event was the best conference yet, but for Cascadia 2019 I would agree" says Allyson O'Connor, a PhD student in the Northwest Center's Occupational Health Research program.
Master's student Rami Atallah teamed up with Wood Inc. to reduce community exposures to lead paint chips during broadcast tower restoration.
Occupational Health Services Research Program PhD students attended the 2018 APHA Meeting under the theme "Healthy Equity Now".
The 25-year-old Process Safety Management Standard has significant safety gaps, leaving refinery workers at risk. OHIP Interns worked with a local union to engage workers and the community with a proposed new standard for Washington State.
University of Idaho students are working to enhance traditional safety training with VR simulations through funding from the NWC PTOP program.
Over-exposure to UV light is known to cause serious health effects. What many workers and employers in commercial cannabis growing facilities don't know, is that they may be exposed to harmful amounts of UV light on the job.
OHHAI Graduate, Anika Larson is now a Kuskaya Fellow on the Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health Team at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
The Cascadia 2018 conference (formerly Semiahmoo) brought together researchers and students from UW DEOHS, the University of British Columbia, Oregon State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, Simon Fraser University, and U Regina to share current research related to Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health, with a focus on what these fields of study mean for mental health.