Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

In late March 2020, many research groups across the globe were challenged with either adapting data collection to the digital world or temporarily suspending their endeavors. The Institute’s...

BA and sleep: OHSU scientist uses Orlando bubble to study effects of travel on basketball performance

Circadian rhythms and athletes’ performance

Last Friday, Institute sleep scientist, Dr. Andrew McHill, Ph.D., published a new study in Scientific Reports titled, Utilizing the National Basketball's COVID-19 restart "bubble " to uncover the...

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Recap: Fatigue at work

Late last winter – when we didn't truly know what was in front of us–I had the opportunity to trade notes with Jeffrey Dalto of Convergence Training. I was fresh from teaching several classes on...

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Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 Rule effective today

Oregon OSHA has been hard at work creating a new temporary rule to help protect Oregon workers during the current pandemic. Stakeholders, business owners and worker advocates have actively engaged in...

Oregon Worker Relief Fund impacts Oregonians

Wordcloud image credit: Innovation Law Lab In April we identified resources to support employees and community members as we began to recognize the impact the novel coronavirus was having on...

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....

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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...