Announcing Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s annual report

Greetings from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center! We’re thrilled to share our FY 21 annual report. This marks the final year of our 2016-2021 cycle, one filled with an array of activities...

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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Podcast episode: Supporting low-wage, essential workers during COVID

In our latest podcast episode, we highlight a 2021 Fall Symposium talk from Dr. Tori Crain. Dr. Crain addressed the topic of supporting low-wage essential workers' nonwork life during the pandemic...

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Tackling the small and big picture at HERO Forum21

Mental health, psychological safety, organizational resilience, diversity-equity-inclusion, supportive leadership, and work as a social determinant of health. These were some major focuses at the...

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...

Oregon adopts emergency smoke and heat workplace rules

Yesterday Oregon OSHA adopted two new emergency rules to protect workers from wildland smoke and those living in employer provided housing from excessive heat. Earlier last month Oregon OSHA adopted...

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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...

Let’s build a culture of health, safety and well-being

Come Join Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at the 2020 Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology! Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being  Are you an organizational leader...

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Workplace resources for COVID-19

By: Helen Schuckers, MPH "This is all uncharted territory we are navigating." -Christian Kaylor, Economist, State of Oregon Near the beginning of Oregon's coronavirus outbreak, I attended...