Summer learning

While many people seem even busier at work than normal, perhaps you might find a lull in the next few months that allows you to take advantage of educational opportunities. In case you find that...

Worker well-being in the trades podcast episode (part 2)

In our latest podcast episode, we invite guest speakers Tiffany Thompson, Director of Workforce Equity and Technical Assistance of Oregon Tradeswomen and Dr. Maura Kelly, Associate Professor of...

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....

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...

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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...

Dr. Peter Spencer presents webinar on neurotoxic plants and mushrooms

We are pleased to share a recording of a recent presentation given by Peter Spencer, Ph.D., FANA, FRCPath, Professor of Neurology, OHSU School of Medicine. We thank the OHSU Brain Institute for...

Social determinants of health meets Total Worker Health®

Our Institute and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center staff have spent time learning more about the connection between work and social determinants of health, relying on experts both among us and...

Oregon workplace vaccine mandate status

Many are following news nationally about proposals from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require COVID-19 vaccines or regular testing (COVID-19 Vaccination and...