Imagine a career in safety and health!

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) will once again sponsor a day at the 2019 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference for those newer to the safety and health...

Sleep in space?

One of the last things that may cross your mind when you think about an astronaut traveling through space is how well they sleep on their missions.  Well, that is exactly what the First LEGO League...

GlobalPDX Conference

Did you know? The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science houses faculty members that teach courses at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health? OccHealthSci would like to help OHSU-PSU School of...

Dede Montgomery receives distinguished IH award

Last week, our Outreach Director, Dede Montgomery received the 2018 Distinguished Industrial Hygienist Award during the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Bremerton, Washington. The award...

2018 OPHA Conference

2018 OPHA Annual Conference

Members from our faculty and staff attended the 74th Annual Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference and Meeting from October 8th to 9th in Corvallis, Oregon.  The theme this year was...

2018 AHA Worksite Wellness Summit

Last week, our institute was a sponsor of the American Heart Association's (AHA) 9th Annual Worksite Wellness Summit at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It was wonderful to see...

The psychology of emergency preparedness

Many of us have been sometimes inundated with reminders about emergency preparedness and planning, whether for our workplace or our personal lives. What is it, though, that motivates and actually...

Portland Business Journal Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards 2018

Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards

Last Thursday, I was invited by a partner organization, Cascade Centers to attend the Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards. Each year, Portland Business Journal awards 90 organizations, and hosts...

A summer of fun and translation

What good is great science when there are no takers for it? Here at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), we are determined to increase information sharing between scientists and practitioners...

Professionals not engineers and other news from Safety 2018

I know that I join many others who are pleased with the rebranding of ASSE to ASSP: professionals not engineers. I imagine there are still job descriptions out there defining some of us as "safety...