Parkrose High captures 2016 O[yes] video prizes

We congratulate students from Portland's Parkrose High School for claiming both 1st and 2nd prizes for videos entered into the O[yes] video contest! The goal of this annual video contest,...

Student intern to attend ISEF

Each year, high school students are invited to conduct research as interns under the close guidance of Institute faculty. High schooler Stuti Garg conducted research in the laboratory of...

Multiple agencies meet to discuss pesticide issues

Pesticides are a commonly used tool for the control of a variety of pests, including weeds, bacteria, insects, rodents and molds, and represent a potential health risk to those who use them....

AWWA is all about water

It is easy to take for granted the access to clean and safe water that we all enjoy. But without the experts who design, construct, operate and manage the utilities that provide our water, this...

Retooling our future

A favorite activity for those of us active in outreach at Occupational Health Sciences is catching up with our stakeholders at events. This spring has been active - and certainly we have heard a...

New OR-FACE hazard alert

OR-FACE published a new hazard alert, "Follow manufacturer's instructions."  The document summarizes three Oregon construction fatal stories.  Common to the three cases was failure to follow...

Arsenic and cadmium air pollution found in SE and North PDX

Potentially unsafe levels of arsenic and cadmium have been detected in the air of Southeast Portland. The primary source was been localized to a glass production facility that has operated there for...

New fatality report and upcoming rigging/signaling course

OR-FACE has published Fatality Investigation Report, "Crane operator killed by falling steel beam."  A 40-year old crane operator was killed when a clamp holding the top  of the 35-foot, 5600 lb...

Asian gypsy moth makes appearance in Portland

In 2015, Asian gypsy moths (AGM), a plant-eating invasive species, were detected in Portland’s Forest Park and northern part of the St Johns neighborhood. The moths were found during routine...