Workplace resources for COVID-19

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By: Helen Schuckers, MPH

“This is all uncharted territory we are navigating.” -Christian Kaylor, Economist, State of Oregon

Near the beginning of Oregon’s coronavirus outbreak, I attended two webinars, one hosted by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: Keeping the Business Going, in addition to a webinar hosted by Portland HR Management Association (PHRMA) on Portland’s Economic Outlook for 2020, presented by Christian Kaylor, the State Economist for Oregon. Christian mentioned many times throughout his presentation that the content and data presented was changing by the hour due to the economic impacts from COVID-19. Much like the changing landscape of Christian’s presentation, the efforts to help protect the worker and our organizations will continue to evolve and change day-to-day, as well as the adaption to policy changes and the new challenges and routines for our work and home lives.

Below include some helpful resources and information gathered from OHWC and the institute on different sources to help keep your workforce safe, healthy and well, in addition to resources for business continuity during coronavirus and these times of uncertainty. These resources will be updated each week. Stay well, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, social distance and reach out to a colleague, friend, family or neighbor in this critical time. Total Worker Health® is now more important than ever as we continue to work together to protect the safety, health and well-being of our workers, our communities, our families and ourselves.

Read a message from OccHealthSci Directors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the resources below can now be found on our new COVID and the World of Work portal.

Workplace safety and health resources

Oregon resources

Human resources and business continuity

Other national and international resources

Total Worker Health® Center of Excellences COVID-19 resource pages

(Updated, May 20, 2020, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)