Basic research returns

It doesn’t feel like it to us, but it was not long ago that our Institute’s research labs closed their doors – lights out, machines covered and unplugged, lab notebooks stored away for safety....

Stress at work

Employee well-being during a pandemic

Covid-19 is undoubtedly impacting our individual and collective mental health. Each one of us is going through stressful times right now and learning to cope in different ways. The Pew Research...

COVID-19 and OSHA regulations

Most everyone involved in workplace safety, health and well-being have experienced conversations and workloads monopolized by issues related to the novel coronavirus. Traditionally in the United...

Face coverings on!

Beginning tomorrow, face coverings must be worn by employees and the general public when working in most businesses or when visiting indoor spaces open to the public. While the general public may...

New webpage for Oregon COVID-19 Construction Task Force

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is honored to be part of the Oregon COVID-19 Construction Task Force. Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, and a member of the Institute and Oregon Healthy...

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....

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...

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

Written by Leslie Hammer, PhD and Lindsey Alley, MS Originally published on The Conversation and reshared in The Oregonian, Fast Company, Jamaica Observer, and ScienceX In these uncertain and...

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...

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Message from our Directors in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Originally published in our April Newsletter on 4/03/2020) We are living through unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of our personal lives and the lives of...