Posts by Dede Montgomery

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

As the pandemic continues to challenge our health and well-being, it is even more important that we spend time this month addressing suicide prevention. Each September we formally recognize the...

Best of COVID Conversations

Many of you joined our COVID Conversations live, or watched the recordings later. Between February and June of this year, we created ten conversations between industrial hygienists, safety and health...

Professors Doris Kretzschmar and Matthew Butler receive promotions

We congratulate Institute Faculty members,  Doris Kretzschmar, Ph.D.,  and Matthew Butler, Ph.D., upon their recent promotions. Dr. Kretzschmar was promoted to Full Professor and Dr. Butler was...

Oregon adopts emergency smoke and heat workplace rules

Yesterday Oregon OSHA adopted two new emergency rules to protect workers from wildland smoke and those living in employer provided housing from excessive heat. Earlier last month Oregon OSHA adopted...

Professor Steven Shea receives Outstanding Investigator Award

We are very pleased to announce that our Institute’s Director, Professor Steven A Shea, PhD, has just received a 7-year $6.5 million “Outstanding Investigator Award” from the National Heart,...

Dr. David Hurtado presents on supportive supervision for ASSP

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group is sponsoring a free webinar addressing how supervisors can improve mental health in the...

New public health resources from CDC

There has been no shortage of information available related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 infections during the past 18 months. During this time we have encouraged each of us to be smart reviewers...

COVID Conversations: What have we learned?

Last month we completed our tenth episode of our COVID Conversations, an informal virtual discussion series with safety and health professionals and occupational health nurses about strategies in the...