Public health students gain from touring hazardous workplaces

Hands-on class provides students opportunity to spot potential safety hazards on the job

School of Public Health  |  Updated 12:15 PM, 01.08.2016

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  • Public health graduate students toured a construction site at 41st and Roosevelt in the University District. Katherine Turner
A graduate class at the University of Washington's School of Public Health gives students first-hand involvement in detecting potential health and safety hazards in industrial workplaces. Steel plants, construction sites and lead-acid battery manufacturers are among the places toured in appropriate safety gear.

“It was much more than I could have learned from just reading a textbook or going to lectures,” graduate student Spencer Birch said. “It’s by far the most informative class I have taken so far in graduate school.” 

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