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

Abstract Final report
#TeenWorkSafe Nancy Simcox, MS Abstract Final 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 workers June Spector, MD, MPH Abstract Final report
Future of Occupational Health Project Noah Seixas, PhD Abstract Final report

 

2015-2017 Awarded Pilot Projects

Title

Principal Investigator

Abstract Final report
Assessing the capability of silver nanoparticles to trigger the dysbiosis-inflammation cycle in the context of Adverse Outcome Pathways Elaine Faustman, PhD Abstract Final report
Prevention of Occupational Exposures to Pesticide Drift Richard Fenske, PhD, MPH  Abstract Final report
Working Conditions, Stress and Health Among Low Wage Workers in Seattle Noah Seixas, PhD Abstract Final report
Identification of potential biomarkers related to manganese exposure in Puget Sound metalworker Christopher Simpson, PhD Abstract Final report
#TeenWorkSafe Nancy Simcox, MS Abstract Final report
Characterization of potential heat-related illness risk factors and heat-associated injury risk in construction workers June Spector, MD, MPH Abstract Final report