Health & Safety Matters: The DEOHS blog

Featured Story

Map of Seattle showing by zip code which areas are most vulnerable to COVID-19

Mapping vaccine access

New mapping tool developed by DEOHS helps City of Seattle prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

February 22, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

Read Full Story

Latest Stories

A sign on a door reads "No Mask No Entry" as a worker in a face mask cleans a counter in the background.

Vulnerable workers face COVID-19 risk

Women, workers of color filling most ‘high-hazard/low-reward’ jobs in Washington, says a new report from DEOHS and our partners


Three people with face masks on stand in front of a fence with houses in background. Person in middle holds a clipboard and pen, person on right gives a peace sign and is wearing a t-shirt that reads "SERVE LOCAL."

Where you live could influence your COVID-19 risk

King County neighborhoods with highest COVID-19 rates also face higher air pollution and socioeconomic inequities, DEOHS research shows

Three people in hard hats work on a hillside with a small fire burning, one spraying water from a hose.

Living with fire

DEOHS and The Nature Conservancy bring health into future West Coast forest management

Portrait of woman dressed in red, sitting in front of a brick wall.

One-of-a-kind education

With help from mentors, a recent DEOHS alum created a customized educational experience

Two forest workers in a forest, one in the foreground cutting a tree trunk with a chainsaw wearing a helmet, ear protection, safety visor, orange vest and gloves.

Virtual training for wildfire prevention

New DEOHS-led project develops VR simulations to protect health and safety of forest workers who fend off wildfires

Artist drawing of the facade of a new UW building under construction.

Groundbreaking: New Health Sciences Education Building

New integrated teaching and training facility under construction to provide UW health sciences students with collaborative learning space



Environmental health news delivered to your inbox monthly: