Biennial Report Archive

DEOHS Biennial Report 2011-2013: On the Horizon
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2011-2013: On the Horizon

The 2011-2013 Biennial Report highlights how the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences is preparing for what is “on the horizon.” We strive to address the issues of today and concerns for tomorrow. Our department studies how environmental factors can harm human health and how to identify, prevent, and control their effects. We also seek to understand how environmental factors can support and enhance health and well-being. Our goals—through research, teaching, and service—are injury prevention, health protection, and health promotion.
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2009-2011: Striking a Balance

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences' 2009-2011 Biennial Report illustrates the diversity and importance of our activities and research. The stone sculpture in Jefferson Park that overlooks Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood and Puget Sound reflects the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences' perspective as we look back on the 2009-2011 biennium and forward to future biennia; in a myriad of ways, our goal was and is to strike a balance.
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2007-2009: Changing Needs, Unchanging Values

Tackling Welding Hazards
Occupational Health & Safety
Protecting Teen Workers
Keeping School Children Safe
Determining Sources of Air Pollution in Puget Sound
Ecogenetics
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2005-2007: Research to Practice

Research to Practice
Raising Awareness of Known Hazards
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2003-2005: Assessing, Managing, and Communicating Risks

Repetitive Stress Injuries
Ballard Brass & Aluminum: Consulting, Research, and Service Learning
Keeping Agricultural Workers Safe
Penetrating the Defenses of the Toughest Microbes
Mysteries of the Human-Ocean Relationship
A Risk Equation for Schools
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2001-2003: Our Department's New Name

Our profession
Tracking children's pesticide exposures
Glassblowers keep an eye on safety
Trouble in paradise: How a delicacy can make cooks sick
Reporting back to industry
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1999-2001: Entering a New Millennium

Sacred objects, safely returned
Beyond the laboratory walls
Breathing safely in the dusty trades
Particulate air pollution
Probing genetic variations
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1997-1999: A Half-Century of Service

Understanding fetal alcohol syndrome
Tracking food-borne illness
Researching Parkinson's disease
Preparing teenagers to work safely
Protecting workers' hearing
Sensing what's in the air