Fruits of the eclipse

The eclipse added so much to the morning for those of us at or near the path of totality. It brought coworkers together, many who were encouraged to take some time to go outside and watch the...

What a summer we’ve had!

August 9th was a festive day here at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. In a room abuzz with nervous excitement, our summer interns stood by their posters, proud to share their...

Tell us what you think!

Construction workers, homecare workers and young workers all have high rates of preventable injuries and illnesses. The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) has developed Total Worker Health®...

Making a difference on sleep apnea

Here is a story we think you need to see: Lives are being changed by sharing health and safety messages supported by Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences research. During lunch at...

Cannabis use a growing concern of employers

Cannabis (marijuana) use is on the rise. Twenty-nine US States have legalized medical cannabis and 7 (including Oregon) have approved recreational use. Thus, cannabis use in the workforce is a...

Occupational health spans the ocean again

I feel lucky to have another opportunity to trade notes with our collaborators from Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) through OHSU Global Southeast Asia. This week, Karin Drake, an...

Symposium recordings have been posted

For those of you who either missed or would like to revisit the talks given at our recent symposium, "Creating a Positive Work Environment for Safety and Health", webinar recordings are now available...

Oregon educators commit to health and well-being

We applaud OEA Choice Trust on the completion of another successful Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference, attended by 250 or so Oregon educators during spring break. In the midst of the...

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center wins GOSH award

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center was recognized along with eight other individuals and groups with an Oregon GOSH award today. Nominated organizations and individuals are Oregon workplaces...

Diversity and inclusion meets safety and well-being

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences hosted our Fall 2016 symposium earlier this month; the event was co-sponsored by Portland State University and the Oregon Healthy Workforce...