Fethke to discuss worker safety at event for area media

Published on September 29, 2014

A portrait of Nathan Fethke of the University of Iowa College of Public HealthThe University of Iowa is hosting a special event for area media that give s a behind-the-scenes look at an active UI construction site, the safety precautions crews take, and the research driving those decisions.

Speakers include Nathan Fethke, assistant professor of occupational and environmental health, who will talk about his recent research with eastern Iowa ironworkers, the impacts the job has on their lungs and posture, and some data-driven solutions to those problems.

Fethke will be able to connect the dots between the academic research happening at the UI, the safe experiences construction workers have on campus, and how data drives smart decisions.