DEOHS Pilot Projects

The department allocates a certain amount of funding each year to pilot projects that advance the prevention, reduction, and understanding of the burden and mechanisms of workplace illness and injury. The projects are led by department faculty and staff and often include partnerships with Washington employers, workers, and/or governmental agency staff. Graduate student are also commonly involved. Below are the pilot projects that have been awarded funding.

2014-2015 Awarded Pilot Projects

Title

Principal Investigator

AbstractFinal report
#TeenWorkSafeNancy Simcox, MSAbstractFinal report
Feasibility study to guide the development of a wet bulb globe temperature-based heat alert system aimed at heat‐related illness prevention and productivity optimization in agricultural workersJune Spector, MD, MPHAbstractFinal report
Future of Occupational Health ProjectNoah Seixas, PhDAbstractFinal report

 

2015-2017 Awarded Pilot Projects

Title

Principal Investigator

AbstractFinal report
Assessing the capability of silver nanoparticles to trigger the dysbiosis-inflammation cycle in the context of Adverse Outcome PathwaysElaine Faustman, PhDAbstractFinal report
Prevention of Occupational Exposures to Pesticide DriftRichard Fenske, PhD, MPH AbstractFinal report
Working Conditions, Stress and Health Among Low Wage Workers in SeattleNoah Seixas, PhDAbstractFinal report
Identification of potential biomarkers related to manganese exposure in Puget Sound metalworkerChristopher Simpson, PhDAbstractFinal report
#TeenWorkSafeNancy Simcox, MSAbstractFinal report
Characterization of potential heat-related illness risk factors and heat-associated injury risk in construction workersJune Spector, MD, MPHAbstractFinal report