Tuesday, May 30, 2017

NIOSH ERC Activities at the 2017 AIHce Conference in Seattle!

Will we see you at AIHce 2017 in Seattle? Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety NIOSH ERC faculty, staff, and students will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the conference! Check out the events below, and don't forget to find us in the Expo Hall and say hello!


Max Chmielinski 

Measuring Worker Exposures to Ultraviolet Radiation in the Cannabis Industry
Max Chmielienski, PhD NIOSH ERC Trainee,  Exposure Sciences

Measuring Urinary Hydroxylated PAH Metabolites as Exposure Biomarkers to Diesel Exhaust in Underground Miners
Emily Zamzow, MS NIOSH ERC Trainee,  Exposure Sciences

Assessment of Urinary PAH Metabolites as Biomarkers for Wood Smoke Exposure
Spencer Birch, MS NIOSH ERC Trainee, Exposure Sciences

Health Risk Estimation for Unregulated DBPs in Chloraminated Drinking Water
Chen Wu, DEOHS MS Student, Exposure Sciences


A Mobile App for Pesticide and H&S Information
Kit Galvin, MS, CIH, Pablo Palmández, MS

Are Controls Working – Evaluating Effectiveness
Martin Cohen, ScD, SM, CIH, CSP, Marc Beaudreau, MS, Gerry Croteau, MS, CIH


Michael Yost, DEOHS Chair
Michael Yost, PhD, MS, Rachel Carson Award
This award is presented by the AIHA Environmental Issues Committee to those EH&S persons who have achieved outstanding success and distinction in their EH&S business, profession or life’s work.

Max Chmielienski, PhD NIOSH ERC Trainee, Exposure Sciences, AIHA Steven P. Levine Memorial Scholarship


Application of Industrial Hygiene in an Emergency Response
Dana Stahl, CIH, Nicole Errett, PhD, MSPH

Monday, June 5, 2017, 3:30-5:30pm, UW Campus South Campus Center Crow’s Nest

Academic Roundtable and ERC Director’s Meeting - open to ERC Directors, UW Faculty, and other invitees Hosted by Noah Seixas, PhD, MS

Annual AIHce UW Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Alumni, Friends, and Family Reception

AIHA Environmental Issues Committee Meeting
Michael Yost, PhD, MS

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ERC Trainees Visit Animal Shelter to Assess Workplace Risks

Occupational Health Nursing and Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHA) trainees participated in the Spring ERC training field trip this year. They visited the Seattle Animal Shelter in the Interbay area to tour the facility and discuss all of the occupational health issues that can occur in this unique setting. Some of the identified occupational health and safety risks included interaction with unknown animals, structural challenges, biological materials, slippery surfaces, accoustic controls and loud barking, teeth and claws, and compassion fatigue.

ERC trainee Max shared his experience on the field trip:

"There were a lot of best practices and safety implementations at the shelter. Examples include protocol for handling aggressive animals, isolation chambers prior to introducing new animals to the ones at the shelter for disease protection, and treatment options for the animals to prevent any disease outbreaks both to the people and animals. Other safety measures included housekeeping, which was very visible. All rooms in the facility were clean and dust free, which helps prevent exposures."

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