Occupational Health

American workers face many dangers on the job, some due to hazardous machinery and working conditions, and others as the result of especially long and demanding work schedules. Our faculty study occupational health policy, workers' compensation, the health risks of emergency responders, and the risks of injury in agricultural settings.

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Susan Olivo-Marston and Olorunfemi Adetona
March 8, 2018

Firefighters are 14 percent more likely to experience cancer-related deaths than the general U.S. population, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

CPH researchers Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD, and Darryl Hood, PhD, are building off of this study to find ways to improve firefighters’ occupational safety.

The team will use biological markers in firefighters to...