COVID-19: How are your graduate students?

COVID-19 impacts everyone: individuals, workers, families - people of all ages and at all stages of life. Some people may feel more negatively affected than others. In previous Oregon and the...

New! COVID-19 and the World of Work

  The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center are pleased to launch a new portal to share tips and best practices for workforce well-being...

What does Safety Break for Oregon look like during the pandemic?

It’s that time of year again, where we acknowledge Safety Break for Oregon, a special day each May designed to raise awareness and promote the value of workplace safety and health.  While past...

Let’s build a culture of health, safety and well-being

Come Join Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at the 2020 Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology! Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being  Are you an organizational leader...

2020 O[yes] video contest awards event virtual on May 14

After more than a dozen years of celebrating Oregon high school creators of the annual O[yes] Work Safe. Speak Up. video contest, the event is going virtual! O[yes], the Oregon Young Employee Safety...

Physical distancing in construction: what’s that look like?

In Oregon, unlike our neighbors in Washington, construction was among those industries allowed to stay open when Governor Kate Brown issued our "Stay Home, Save Lives" executive order in March, 2020....

Virtual 2020 Spring Symposia

We are less than one month away from our 2020 Spring Symposia on Friday, May 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM/Pacific Time on the topic, "Workplace Aggression: Preventing relational aggression and...

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Marking Workers’ Memorial Day and OSHA’s Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA. OSHA opened its doors on April...

COVID-19: Oregon workplace protections and resources

While our previous blog shared tips for supervisors during these days of the novel coronavirus, we grieve for the large number of people in Oregon and beyond who have lost their lives due to...

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

Written by Leslie Hammer, PhD and Lindsey Alley, MS Originally published on The Conversation and reshared in The Oregonian, Fast Company, Jamaica Observer, and ScienceX In these uncertain and...