SafeBuild addresses suicide prevention in construction

SafeBuild Alliance has completed an Oregon OSHA training grant designed to educate construction workers on mental health and suicide prevention. Funded at the end of 2017, this grant was awarded to...

New training to help veterans reintegrate into the workforce

Each year more than 200,000 post 9/11 veterans join the workforce, after having returned from Iraq or Afghanistan. The government offers incentives to employers who hire these veterans, but few...

O[yes] kicks off annual high school safety video contest

We are pleased to support the annual “Speak up. Work safe.” video contest! 2019 marks the 11th year the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) has sponsored this contest. The top three...

Today, OccHealthSci released the "sleep episode" on our workplace safety, health and well-being podcast, What's Work Got To Do With It? podcast. Our guest, Dr. Andrew McHill talks about how sleep can impact our health, our health habits, and the implications this may have for the workplace. Dr. McHill will help us understand what happens to our bodies when our sleep patterns are disrupted and what we can do to help improve our sleep schedules.

Sleep podcast episode

Have you ever gone to work after a bad night of sleep? How productive were you at work that day? Did it make you eat any differently? Drink more coffee? How about more than one night of bad...

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report published

Excavating is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 as nearly double the average of the previous...

GlobalPDX Conference

Did you know? The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science houses faculty members that teach courses at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health? OccHealthSci would like to help OHSU-PSU School of...

Dede Montgomery receives distinguished IH award

Last week, our Outreach Director, Dede Montgomery received the 2018 Distinguished Industrial Hygienist Award during the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Bremerton, Washington. The award...

2018 OPHA Conference

2018 OPHA Annual Conference

Members from our faculty and staff attended the 74th Annual Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference and Meeting from October 8th to 9th in Corvallis, Oregon.  The theme this year was...

Safety champions have your back

You don’t have to look far to find evidence that healthcare is one of the most dangerous professions. US News and World Report states that 654,000 healthcare workers are harmed each year. This is...

Our new podcast: What’s Work Got To Do With It?

At the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we are excited to announce the launch of a new podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With it?". Geared toward...