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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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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

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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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Resurgence of Black Lung Leads to Biggest Cluster of Disease Ever Reported

Black lung disease –an incurable condition that causes scarring of lung tissue - is on rise again, in the biggest cluster of disease ever reported. A recent investigation points to failures in federal regulations, and oversight of changing mine conditions.

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Health Equity Now: Occupational Health Services Research Trainees attend APHA 2018

Occupational Health Services Research Program PhD students attended the 2018 APHA Meeting under the theme "Healthy Equity Now".

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At the Intersection of Safety, Sustainability and the Built Environment

"I would like to work at the intersection of safety, sustainability and the built environment, exploring ways of applying technology to solve problems" responds Jeremy Berke, a graduate from the Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health (CMOSH) M.S. degree program.

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Occupational Medicine Residents Participate in Regional Conference

Trainees in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency program attend the annual NAOEM Conference.

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