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workplace safety

November 5, 2014

UW Ebola preparedness plans reflect changing situation


Well-informed precautions are being taken to protect the UW community and the public.

May 24, 2013

‘The Return’ illustrates Native American environmental health story

"The Return" book cover.

“The Return,” a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, is an allegory for passing environmental health values to the next generation.

May 13, 2013

New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup

Duwamish River Waterway

The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.

May 8, 2013

Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?

Red, yellow and green pepper.

New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

April 23, 2013

Workers Memorial Day event takes place April 24 at HUB Lyceum

The brass bell in the Workers Memorial Garden on the grounds of the Washington State Labor and Industries offices.

The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a UW event promoting safer workplaces.

February 27, 2013

Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure

The 3D chemical structure of bisphenol A.

People are exposed to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they eat an organic diet and do not store, prepare or cook in plastic containers.

February 15, 2013

Firing range lead exposure reduced with UW workplace health expertise

Bullet shot from a revolver releases
smoke that contains lead.

UW’s Field Research and Consultation Group in Environmental and Occupational Health assess ventilation systems and airborne lead levels in firing ranges, and offer advice on lowering exposure.