O[yes] expands annual work safety contest

For more than a dozen years our Institute has joined other organizations to sponsor the Oregon Young Employee Safety (O[yes]) video contest. New for 2021 is the contest's expansion and renaming as a...

OR-FACE publishes five new fatality reports in 2020

OR-FACE Fatality Investigator, Barbara Hanley, MPH, and OR-FACE contractor Steve Eversmeyer have published five new Fatality Investigation Reports in 2020.  The purpose of these reports is to...

Worker tending to power lines

Safety climate podcast episode

Safety climate is a snapshot of an organization’s perceived “state of safety,” at a point in time. Across many industries, a positive safety climate is associated with fewer accidents, higher...

Dr. Emily Huang Safety Climate Lab meeting online with construction partners on safety climate and culture

Prioritizing safety: Dr. Huang’s partners in construction

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased prevalence of forest fires, and social and political unrest, now more than ever, the prioritization of occupational safety, health and well-being...

Farm and agriculture safety education

National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020

It’s National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020, put on by The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety and AgriSafe. They are offering free, educational webinars in a variety of topics...

The air we breathe: from COVID-19 to smoke

In Oregon, just as we began making progress understanding and implementing the various protections important to prevent the spread of COVID-19 came wildland fires. Oregonians are devastated by the...

Safety Stand-Down Week, 2020

September 14-18 is this year's National Safety Stand-Down week, part of the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. "Safety Stand-Down" describes pausing regular work in order to focus on an issue...

Safety is the foundation

We frequently remind ourselves and others that safety is foundational in Total Worker Health®. By this we mean that health and well-being are critically important, but if we don’t make work (or...

Safety champions study Dr. David Hurtado

Workplace safety is integral for rural hospitals

Blog submitted by: Sam Greenspan, MPH Patient-assist injuries are a significant and costly occupational health problem for healthcare organizations. Hospital staff such as registered nurses and...