Caring for caregivers during the pandemic

Even prior to COVID-19, caregivers of elderly and disabled community members have been challenged at work. Low pay, poor or no benefits, long hours and in some cases, lack of support have plagued...

Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

In late March 2020, many research groups across the globe were challenged with either adapting data collection to the digital world or temporarily suspending their endeavors. The Institute’s...

Oregon COVID-19 construction survey

On behalf of the Oregon COVID-19 Construction Taskforce, we invite all Oregon construction and trades workers to participate in a short survey. This approximately three minute anonymous survey was...

OR-FACE Publishes Five New Fatality Reports in 2020

OR-FACE Fatality Investigator, Barbara Hanley, MPH, and OR-FACE contractor Steve Eversmeyer have published five new Fatality Investigation Reports in 2020.  The purpose of these reports is to...

Season greetings inspired by appreciation and hope

All of us at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center send our warmest wishes to you during this holiday season. We appreciate you, your feedback...

BA and sleep: OHSU scientist uses Orlando bubble to study effects of travel on basketball performance

Circadian rhythms and athletes’ performance

Last Friday, Institute sleep scientist, Dr. Andrew McHill, Ph.D., published a new study in Scientific Reports titled, Utilizing the National Basketball's COVID-19 restart "bubble " to uncover the...

Crafting a Total Worker Health Management System Standard

Over the past six months I have been involved in the drafting of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) voluntary standard for a Total Worker...

Portland’s PreSERVE Coalition Talk & Taste

Community partnerships to promote Black health

Partnerships between the academic research community and local health organizations is imperative to improving health outcomes for all, especially for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)....

Alarm clock on table

Recap: Fatigue at work

Late last winter – when we didn't truly know what was in front of us–I had the opportunity to trade notes with Jeffrey Dalto of Convergence Training. I was fresh from teaching several classes on...