Posts by Dede Montgomery

COVID-19: How are your graduate students?

COVID-19 impacts everyone: individuals, workers, families - people of all ages and at all stages of life. Some people may feel more negatively affected than others. In previous Oregon and the...

2020 O[yes] video contest awards event virtual on May 14

After more than a dozen years of celebrating Oregon high school creators of the annual O[yes] Work Safe. Speak Up. video contest, the event is going virtual! O[yes], the Oregon Young Employee Safety...

Physical distancing in construction: what’s that look like?

In Oregon, unlike our neighbors in Washington, construction was among those industries allowed to stay open when Governor Kate Brown issued our "Stay Home, Save Lives" executive order in March, 2020....

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Marking Workers’ Memorial Day and OSHA’s Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA. OSHA opened its doors on April...

COVID-19: Oregon workplace protections and resources

While our previous blog shared tips for supervisors during these days of the novel coronavirus, we grieve for the large number of people in Oregon and beyond who have lost their lives due to...

What does COVID-19 mean for agriculture?

Oregon joins a number of other states facing critical conversations about the agriculture industry and risk of novel coronavirus exposure to farmworkers. Often those of us working in safety and...

Online research opportunity brings community together

During the past few months, many throughout the world are navigating uncharted territory in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Research is no exception in this recent push to reevaluate...

What can we do?

The current COVID-19 health emergency and situation has us all on edge. Often in times of crisis, people step up and want to give back. This is especially true for those who are healthy and able. And...

Finding well-being in writing

By Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH A few times my work-related interests and lessons have spilled into my personal blog. Yes, as my friends and colleagues know, I love to write. Today's blog, however,...