Addressing Oregon’s new heat and smoke rules

Oregon workplace advocates and representatives are closely following the recent adoption of two new Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) workplace regulations. On May 12,...

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The Institute is dedicated to the health and safety of the workforce. Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. We promote health and prevent...

Keeping up with Oregon OSHA’s smoke and heat rule-making

The Oregon occupational safety and health community, including employers and advocates, have been tracking current rule development of workplace rules addressing wildland smoke and excessive heat....

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Connecting into the new year

Happy New Year! We look forward to connecting with you in 2022. Just a reminder, there are a number of ways to stay connected to what is happening here at OccHealthSci and Oregon Healthy Workforce...

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Happy Holidays

Those of us at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, wish you a happy holiday season. We look forward to continuing our news and connections...

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New podcast episode: Supporting Veterans through the arts

In our latest podcast episode, we learn about Román Baca's work in supporting veterans through art and dance. These creative initiatives help provide safe and welcoming spaces for veterans to...

OHWC gets renewed for 5 more years!

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) is celebrating! Led by Co-Directors Leslie Hammer, PhD and Ryan Olson, PhD, and founded in 2011 by Kent Anger, PhD,  our center has been successfully...

Best of COVID Conversations

Many of you joined our COVID Conversations live, or watched the recordings later. Between February and June of this year, we created ten conversations between industrial hygienists, safety and health...

Research Staff Spotlight: Nicole Chaudhary

Each month, we feature an Institute Staff member and share with the community a behind-the-scenes through a question and answer session to learn more about their research areas, career path and...