The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety provides science-based expertise to understand and promote employment, job conditions, and health systems that support worker health, safety, and well-being. This is achieved through conducting research to understand and reduce work-related health and safety hazards, training a new generation of health and safety professionals with an understanding of the multi-dimensional influences on health and well-being, providing state of the art evidence-based education to current OSH practitioners, and providing information and tools to business, labor, healthcare providers, and the public spheres addressing healthy and safe work.
Core Services Offered
Academic and research training programs:
- Industrial Hygiene
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency
- Occupational Health Nursing
- Occupational Health Services Research
- Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface
- Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health
- Continuing Education
- Professional Training Opportunities Program
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from 2015-2020
The Center Director reports to NIOSH.
Related UW Entities
School of Public Health (Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Health Services), School of Nursing, School of Medicine, College of Built Environments (Department of Construction Management)