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OHWC’s new Medium page

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) is now on Medium.com. Medium is an online publishing platform featuring a variety of trending topics and news in the media and more. OHWC's first article...

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Virtual 2020 Fall Symposium

We are almost one month away from our virtual 2020 Fall Symposium on Friday, November 13 from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM PT. The symposium will be covering the topic, “Worker Health: Work as a Social...

11th American Heart Association Worksite Well-being Summit

We’re just one week away from the 11th annual Worksite Well-being Summit on October 7th from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PST! The event will kickoff with an important discussion about Diversity, Equity,...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

As the pandemic persists, we are all faced with hazards to our physical and mental health not only from the virus, but also from the effects of physical distancing, financial strain, and social...

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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...

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Employee well-being during a pandemic

Covid-19 is undoubtedly impacting our individual and collective mental health. Each one of us is going through stressful times right now and learning to cope in different ways. The Pew Research...

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Reducing anger at work: what can organizations do?

Written by Shalene Allen, Senior Research Assistant in Dr. Leslie B. Hammer Lab Institute faculty member and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Co-director Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., shared her expertise...

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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...