Posts by Dede Montgomery

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...

Protecting all workers from adverse heat effects

Oregon was among other western states to experience record-breaking temperatures late last month. Two climate scientists called the northwest heatwave the "most extreme in world weather records." ...

Research Staff Spotlight: Elisa Rega

For this month's “Staff Spotlight”, we interviewed Elisa Rega, Project Specialist (she/her), in the Emily Huang, Ph.D. Safety Climate Lab. Each month we feature an Institute Staff member and...

Implementing Total Worker Health

The Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance (comprised of our Institute, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, SAIF and Oregon OSHA) have been busy providing virtual Total Worker Health® practitioner...

Who are we missing?

The pandemic has highlighted stark differences in workplace protections and benefits afforded some workers who fall into the more recently defined category of "essential" workers. Here at the...

Winding down: COVID Conversations

We appreciate our partners and supporters who have joined in on our COVID Conversations. We began these in February, partnering with the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, in...

Summer interns return!

We are pleased to welcome the 2021 Occupational Health Sciences' summer interns. It was a difficult decision in 2020, for the first time since beginning this important program, to temporarily pause...