Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance podcast episode

In 2017, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon OSHA and SAIF Corporation signed the first state-wide Alliance to expand the knowledge and application of Total Worker Health® principles by leveraging the strengths of three state-based organizations. This unique alliance is forging partnerships between Oregon’s state OSHA, Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company and an Oregon-based academic research institute.

In our latest podcast episode, we discuss the Oregon Total Worker Health® Alliance with Liz Hill and Dede Montgomery. Learn about the Alliance’s accomplishments the last three years and their efforts to expand Total Worker Health education and training.

Liz Hill is the Total Worker Health Adviser for SAIF Corporation. Liz has over 25 years of experience in professional health and safety. Prior to working at SAIF, Liz worked in a variety of industries from oil and gas to higher education. Liz has B.S. in Industrial Hygiene and a Master’s of Public Health. She has designation as a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional. She is currently serving as chair on the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Total Exposure Health/Total Worker Health® Advisory Group, as a member of the Multidisciplinary Collaborative for Occupational Health Professionals and is past chair of AIHA Safety Committee.

Dede Montgomery is Program Manager for Our Good Health and Well-Being at Legacy Health. She has more than 35 years of experience working in occupational safety, health and well-being in academia, consulting and government sectors. She has her B.A. in Biology, M.S. in Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Dede is past president of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of American Society of Safety Professional ASSP, participated on ASSP Total Worker Health Task Force and served as Co-Principal Investigator for Outreach and Education at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Dede is also an avid blogger and the author of four books

To learn more the Oregon Total Worker Health®, visit the Alliance page here.

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