Occupational Health

Published: April 17, 2019
Washington is considered a national leader in efforts to reduce prescription drug overdose, thanks in part to changes in opioid prescribing practices championed by Dr. Gary Franklin.

Published: January 04, 2019
“OK, who do we have next?” Dr. Esi Nkyekyer leans forward, listening intently as a medical fellow describes her next patient.

Published: October 22, 2018
Growing up in the Middle East, Hamzah El-Himri experienced firsthand what can happen to communities when health and safety regulations are lacking.

Published: September 25, 2018
On Thursday, Sept. 27, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) kicks off our fall seminar series featuring a diverse array of speakers sharing the latest science on environmental and workplace health.

Published: August 29, 2018
What’s the fastest-growing job category in America? You might guess tech or health care. But you’d be wrong.

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 31, 2018
From Washington’s swim beaches to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers, students from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) are getting an up-close look at their future careers as health and safety professionals this summer.

Published: July 31, 2018
Stanley Freeman joined the University of Washington in 1977 for what was supposed to be a one-year stint to launch an industrial safety program. That short-term job turned into a 20-year career as he discovered his passion for teaching.

Published: June 29, 2018
Eating salmon may be good for you, but catching them for a living could be hazardous to your health.

Published: June 25, 2018
Vanessa Vargas showed up for her first day at her new job with her heart pounding so loud it nearly drowned out the sound of construction equipment at the Seattle building site where she had been hired as a carpenter apprentice. Vargas was the youngest person on the work site, the least experienced—and the only woman.