Established in 1977, the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NW Center) is one of 17 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).
The NW Center offers graduate programs in occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, and industrial hygiene and safety. Our continuing education program responds to current training needs in the rapidly changing field of occupational health and safety, and presents courses and conferences throughout the year to enhance the skills and knowledge of people working in these and other disciplines. Courses are open to health and safety professionals, workers and managers with interest in and responsibility for workplace safety and health, and students in OSH-related disciplines.
Continuing education credits (CEUs) for NW Center courses can be obtained from the following bodies, and others depending on topic area and location:
* American Board of Industrial Hygiene
* Board of Certified Safety Professionals
* American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
* American Nurses Association
In addition to our annual schedule of open enrollment courses, the NW Center can work with your organization to develop courses on topics of special relevance to your audience. For further information or assistance in setting up such a course contact Maribeth Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206 616-7843.
SCHOLARS IN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
is proud to be participating in the UW Occupational
and Environmental Medicine Program's international
The aims of the grant through the Fogarty International
Center of the National Institute of Health focus on
training through research on high priority health
issues in collaborating countries.
Specifically, the grant:
- Provides training in Occupational and Environmental
Health to scientists and professionals from Vietnam,
Thailand, Nicaragua and Costa Rica that is built around
the execution of research projects on high priority
problems in these countries;
- Develop long-term scientific interest and mentoring
relationships in these countries among UW faculty
through the support of high quality research projects
on priority occupational and environmental health
problems in these countries;
- Maintain and reinforce the strong existing collaborative
inter-institutional relationships through continued
training and research;
- Assist collaborating institutions to become regional
centers of excellence in occupational and environmental
health and safety.
The main research topics are:
Vietnam - Identification and prevention of silicosis
Thailand - Air pollution and human health
Costa Rica - Pesticides and childhood cancer
Nicaragua - Injury control
For more information about the UW Occupational and
Environmental Health Program view, http://depts.washington.edu/oemp/index.html
or the ISOEH Program, view http://www.nih.gov/fic/programs/environ.html