Several trainees in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency program had the opportunity to attend the 2018 NAOEM conference.
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.
NWC Staff Attended the 37th Annual Alaska Governor's Safety and Health Conference, connecting with partners from all across the state of Alaska!
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.
December 18, 2017 | The CUNY Institute for Health Equity Public Health Minute series is now on YouTube! Dr. Noah Seixas talks about the vulnerability of immigrant workers to workplace health hazards.
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.
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.