Firefighter shift schedules podcast episode

In our latest podcast episode, we learn about the impacts of shift schedules on firefighter safety, health and well-being. Cameron Homan is a Portland Firefighter and District Representative for...

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...

Dr. David Hurtado presents on supportive supervision for ASSP

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group is sponsoring a free webinar addressing how supervisors can improve mental health in the...

Protecting all workers from adverse heat effects

Oregon was among other western states to experience record-breaking temperatures late last month. Two climate scientists called the northwest heatwave the "most extreme in world weather records." ...

Implementing Total Worker Health

The Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance (comprised of our Institute, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, SAIF and Oregon OSHA) have been busy providing virtual Total Worker Health® practitioner...

Happy 50th to NIOSH! We’re celebrating on our podcast.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) turns 50 this year. NIOSH was created in 1970 as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, with a mission to ensure...

2021 O[yes] Media Contest winners

We thank our partners at the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) for sharing this blog. For the first time in the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition contest’s 13-year history,...

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Virtual education: symposia and COVID Conversations

Although we know many of us are experiencing screen burnout, we have learned a lot about presenting education virtually this past year. We can't wait to get back to in-person events, while at the...