Safe Workplaces

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Promoting on-the-job safety and health

We bring extensive research expertise to our work on occupational health, and we put that expertise into practice through an array of services we offer to improve workplace safety and health.

Researchers and students in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences work closely with industry and labor groups to promote workplace safety and investigate occupational health issues.

Our research examines on-the-job injuries, chemical and biological exposures, repetitive movement and vibration, sexual harassment, heat illness, MRSA infection and noise pollution, among other areas. 

That research is informed by the services we provide, including worker training, workplace health and safety consultations, laboratory testing and our Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic. These services are in turn strengthened by our research and provide real-world training opportunities for our students.


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Our research

Our research investigates ways to identify and prevent a wide range of workplace hazards across industries.

Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment

Center for Occupational Health and Education

Center for One Health Research

Field Research and Consultation Group

Marijuana industry health and safety

MRSA infection exposure in first responders

Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center

Safety and Health Empowerment for Women in Trades

Worker health and safety training