Introducing our new DEOHS blog

May 11, 2018 | Michael Yost
Student on a field trip to a construction site, looking up in a line of students.  They are all wearing orange vests and white hard hats.

Health & Safety Matters features stories of innovation, inspiration and impact

DEOHS students on a worksite tour. Photo: Kathleen B. Turner.

Two things I know for sure:

  • Everyone loves a good story.
  • The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has some great stories to tell.

That’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of Health & Safety Matters, our new blog dedicated to stories about the work DEOHS and our partners do to create sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces.

Our department’s stories are about the health burden created by unsafe workplaces and toxic air, water, food and soils; the impact of scientific discoveries and cross-disciplinary research on people’s lives and livelihoods; and the remarkable researchers, students, partners and supporters driving that work forward.

In the coming weeks, you’ll get an up-close look at student-led research that is informing state environmental policy, learn about our work with Washington’s small business owners to improve worker safety and meet a DEOHS researcher whose promising new diagnostic approach could transform the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

From children’s health to workplace safety to climate change, DEOHS is at the nexus of some of the most urgent health and safety issues facing our region and our world.

Our collective story is still being written. How will we work together to create a world where everyone has a safe place to work and a healthy neighborhood to call home?

Share your thoughts and ideas with us here. I also encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter here.

Then join us for the journey to see how our story unfolds.