Caren Weinhouse, PhD, MPH. Institute faculty member

Welcoming new faculty: Caren Weinhouse

We wanted to send a warm welcome and feature one of our new faculty members, Dr. Caren Weinhouse, Ph.D., M.P.H. She is an environmental toxicologist studying how environmental pollutants can modify...

OccHealthSci visits workers’ comp division

Drs. Steven Shea, Stephen Lloyd and Kent Anger met with the Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) management team on April 5, at WCD Director Lou Savage's invitation, to describe the Oregon Institute...

Revisiting hair products and formaldehyde

I was recently asked by the NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Science Blog Administrator if something new was going on regarding hair smoothing products. Apparently the...

National Pesticide Information Center wins award

Perhaps the best “perk” I receive from working at the Institute is being able to associate with all the wonderful, intelligent and dedicated people here. But I also enjoy a similar reward as...

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...

Weather fails to derail Salem WPS training session

Thursday, December 8th, will enter the record books as the first cold winter storm of 2016 for the Willamette Valley. But that didn't stop our Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train-the-Trainer...

Lead: the metal that just keeps giving

Lead - a metal people have been using for thousands of years. I was introduced to industrial hygiene in graduate school with a project related to a fictitious “Vulcan lead foundry” as our...

Summer sees increased pesticide use

Okay, no one really enjoys using pesticides. But in Summer, bugs crawl, weeds grow, mosquitos bite and.....well, people turn to using pesticides. So, since pesticide use is common in Summer, we...

Multiple agencies meet to discuss pesticide issues

Pesticides are a commonly used tool for the control of a variety of pests, including weeds, bacteria, insects, rodents and molds, and represent a potential health risk to those who use them....