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Our research themes

Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. At the institute, we stand at the intersection of the workplace and well-being. We do so through basic...

Strengthening our OSH workforce

I am always excited to meet newer professionals working in occupational safety and health (OSH). To be honest, part of it is because I am increasingly aware of the shortages developing in our...

Work, Stress and Health 2019 in Philadelphia

Work, Stress and Health 2019

Many of our faculty and staff are attending the American Psychological Association's 2019 Work, Stress and Health Conference this week from November 6th to 9th. Every two years, researchers and...

Oregon Department of Corrections addresses well-being

One major goal of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is to turn science into practice and make real-world differences in the lives of workers. We are excited to highlight one line...

Sharing messages: Health impacts safety

Several years ago we began to create safety meeting guides demonstrating how health truly does impact safety. We had learned through our Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE)...

Workplace suicide prevention guidelines released

Last week on World Mental Health Day, the first "National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention" were launched. This is a critical and relevant resource to serve as both foundation and...

Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

This Summer, our institute created a Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE). TIDE is a voluntary and active community that provides input and resources for the institute on hiring, retaining...

Happy one year to our podcast

Happy one year anniversary to our institute podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With It?" Over the past year, the podcast team has produced and released over 8 episodes, reaching over 1,400 listeners...

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HERO 2019

Last month, the Institute and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) attended HERO2019, a forum that brought together wellness practitioners, organizational leaders, and researchers in occupational...