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Disease and Infection Exposure in the Workplace: COVID-19 Highlights Need for Improved Planning

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a stark illustration of disease exposure among workers.

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Disease and Infection Exposure in the Workplace: COVID-19 Highlights Need for Improved Planning

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a stark illustration of disease exposure among workers.

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Research to Impact: Communicating Science for Public Health Impact

Did you know only 27% of natural sciences/engineering academic articles are ever cited? For their winter quarter, center-wide event, NWCOHS trainees participated in a workshop about communicating their research in accessible ways to diverse audiences.

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COVID-19: What Employers and Workers Need to Know

COVID-19 is a new threat, however, government agencies and workplaces have long anticipated emergence of the next pandemic virus, and have planned accordingly.

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Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth – these are one and the same fight.

Cascadia 2020 - Innovative Approaches for a Planet in Crisis

NWCOHS faculty and students present their research at Cascadia 2020.

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Protecting Temporary Workers: Who is Responsible?

As the economy continues to boom, more employers are supplementing their workforce with temporary workers, hired through staffing agencies. In fact, these workers represented 3.8 percent of U.S employment in 2017.

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Green Cleaning for Healthier Schools in Alaska

A safe and clean school environment is essential for learning, but the cleaning products we use can pose an often overlooked hazard – exposure to polluted indoor air.

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Exploring Gender Bias, #MeToo, and At-Risk Worker Populations at WestON

"One of the presenters spoke about gender bias and ways to promote diversity and inclusion. As a woman of color in academia, this is a presentation that really resonated with me in many ways." - Erica Chavez

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Small Grants, Big Impacts

Funding from the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety increases region-wide capacity for student-led projects to improve occupational health and safety in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Chiropractic Care to Reduce Opioid Use?

From 1999-2017, more than 700,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US, which largely resulted from an increased use of prescription opioids for treatment of chronic pain.

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Iron Man-esque Exoskeletons Spark Young Interest in STEM Careers

At the annual Highline Public Schools STEM Fest, self-identifying female, trans* and non-binary students get a unique opportunity to connect with STEM professionals who help spark and strengthen their interest in STEM careers through knowledge-sharing, expertise and mentorship.

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Cascadia 2019 - a Student Perspective

"It is relatively commonplace for conference organizers to announce that, in fact, yes, this year’s event was the best conference yet, but for Cascadia 2019 I would agree" says Allyson O'Connor, a PhD student in the Northwest Center's Occupational Health Services Research program.

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Reducing Community Exposures to Lead Paint Chips

Master's student Rami Atallah teamed up with Wood Inc. to reduce community exposures to lead paint chips during broadcast tower restoration.

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