Dede Montgomery Receives Distinguished IH Award

Last week, our Outreach Director, Dede Montgomery received the 2018 Distinguished Industrial Hygienist Award during the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Bremerton, Washington. The award...

Safety champions have your back

You don’t have to look far to find evidence that healthcare is one of the most dangerous professions. US News and World Report states that 654,000 healthcare workers are harmed each year. This is...

Our new podcast: What’s Work Got To Do With It?

At the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we are excited to announce the launch of a new podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With it?". Geared toward...

OR-FACE joins WestON in Denver

Stimulating presentations and lively discussions filled the 11th annual Western States Occupational Network (WestON) meeting in Denver last week. The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation...

ASSP addresses Total Worker Health

  I felt fortunate and honored to join the American Society of Safety Professional’s Task Force on Total Worker Health earlier this week. This, only three months after this world’s oldest...

The psychology of emergency preparedness

Many of us have been sometimes inundated with reminders about emergency preparedness and planning, whether for our workplace or our personal lives. What is it, though, that motivates and actually...

Insights from my summer internship

The question “So what do you plan to do with your summer?” always leads to a discussion of my previous summer jobs, many of which haven’t ever been directly tied to my future career...

A summer of fun and translation

What good is great science when there are no takers for it? Here at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), we are determined to increase information sharing between scientists and practitioners...

Civility and etiquette during our commute

I engaged in a tortoise and hare-like race with a Tri-Met bus this morning, climbing and then coasting Burlingame's Terwilliger stretch. We parted ways as I carefully moved through the green light on...

Professionals not engineers and other news from Safety 2018

I know that I join many others who are pleased with the rebranding of ASSE to ASSP: professionals not engineers. I imagine there are still job descriptions out there defining some of us as "safety...