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...

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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...

COVID-19 and OSHA regulations

Most everyone involved in workplace safety, health and well-being have experienced conversations and workloads monopolized by issues related to the novel coronavirus. Traditionally in the United...

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Two weeks left! Register for the 2020 Summer Institute!

Join our 2020 Online Summer Institute: Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being! Featuring an excellent line-up of speakers from academia and industry, our event will include expert...

Three decades at the institute podcast episode

The mission of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. We work to prevent illness and injury in...

As the web turns

If you have a particularly good memory, you might remember when we updated you on our transition from what had been known as CROETweb to our OccHealthSci Resource Directory. Roughly four years ago we...

New webpage for Oregon COVID-19 Construction Task Force

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is honored to be part of the Oregon COVID-19 Construction Task Force. Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, and a member of the Institute and Oregon Healthy...

What does Safety Break for Oregon look like during the pandemic?

It’s that time of year again, where we acknowledge Safety Break for Oregon, a special day each May designed to raise awareness and promote the value of workplace safety and health.  While past...