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