Heat Illness

Published: August 14, 2018
In the mostly un-air-conditioned Pacific Northwest, summer temperature spikes can be uncomfortable. But for outdoor workers and other vulnerable groups, they can be deadly.  Research led by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has found that on hotter days:

Published: July 19, 2018
What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? What’s the "half-half" rule for staying hydrated? Which two common medical conditions put you at greater risk for heat illness? With our Pacific Northwest summer now in full sizzle, people who work outdoors should take extra precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat.

Published: May 31, 2018
Miriam Calkins PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Hometown Harvard, Massachusetts Future plans Associate Service Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health