Institute and OR-FACE Staff Spotlight: Jackie Boyd

In recognition of Construction Safety Week, an annual industry-wide education and awareness week that started in 2014, we want to highlight Staff Spotlight featuring a team member from the Oregon...

Workers’ Memorial Day and COVID-19

Submitted by Jackie Boyd, Research Project Coordinator, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Barbara Hanley, Research Associate and Fatality Investigator, Oregon Institute of...

My work experience with the OR-FACE team at OHSU

Today we are pleased to share a blog recently posted on the Oregon Young Employee Safety (O[yes]) Coalition webpage that features our own student worker, Yewon Na. Perhaps you are familiar with...

Buildings under construction with cranes

Talking about partnerships: Oregon Construction Advisory Committee

Colleagues of mine outside of Oregon have likely heard me discuss the often unique relationships among those supporting workplace safety, health and well-being in Oregon. During my 35+ year career as...

Buildings under construction with cranes

Oregon OSHA renews collaboration with Oregon FACE

When a worker is killed on the job, it is a devastating tragedy. Each death represents a traumatic and deeply emotional loss for family members, friends, co-workers and employers. For employers and...

OR-FACE publishes five new fatality reports in 2020

OR-FACE Fatality Investigator, Barbara Hanley, MPH, and OR-FACE contractor Steve Eversmeyer have published five new Fatality Investigation Reports in 2020.  The purpose of these reports is to...

Safety Stand-Down Week, 2020

September 14-18 is this year's National Safety Stand-Down week, part of the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. "Safety Stand-Down" describes pausing regular work in order to focus on an issue...

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Marking Workers’ Memorial Day and OSHA’s Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA. OSHA opened its doors on April...