Pathways 2 Prevention TWH

NIH's Pathways 2 Prevention workshop on Total Worker Health® (TWH) was held December 9-10, 2015, in Bethesda, MD at the NIH campus. Gary Gibbons (speaking below), Director of the National Heart...

Occupational Health Sciences Reports to MLAC

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences provides reports to Oregon's Management Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) due to it's base funding from the Workers' Compensation System. Dr. Steven...

What do you know about diet and chronic disease?

We are pleased to be a supporter of the upcoming Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference: Exploring the science behind plant-based nutrition. This full day conference will be held on Friday,...

Occ Health Sci tackles outreach

Basic and applied scientists, information specialists, research staff and practitioners focused today on ways to grow and improve outreach at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences....

You won’t believe the summer I’ve had!

I am climbing through trees and over snags, nowhere near a clear hiking trail, trying to keep up with a forester who knows the route like the back of their hand. I’ve almost reached them when...

OR-FACE publishes Spanish toolbox talk guides

The first set of construction toolbox talk guides based on Oregon fatalities was published and made available on the OR-FACE website on March 2013. The overarching goal of these toolbox talk guides...

WestON brings news and humor

The 8th WestON (Western States Occupational Network) meeting in Denver (9/17-18) brought us important news, new ways of thinking ... and humor.  NIOSH Director John Howard's (below) appointment has...

Institute postdoc receives First Award Fellowship

Saurabh S. Thosar, Ph.D, a postdoctoral researcher at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences has been awarded a First Award Fellowship from the National Space Biomedical Research...

Oregon Building Trades Council is 75!

Oregon Building Trades Council celebrated it's 75th anniversary at the Portland Convention Center on August 20-21.  They are the second oldest building trades council in the US, representing about...

OR-FACE 2013 Annual Report is out

OR-FACE published its 2013 annual report on occupational fatalities in Oregon. OR-FACE began surveillance over a decade ago and this report includes graphs of cumulative data from 2003 through...