Sharing messages: Health impacts safety

Several years ago we began to create safety meeting guides demonstrating how health truly does impact safety. We had learned through our Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE)...

Workplace suicide prevention guidelines released

Last week on World Mental Health Day, the first "National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention" were launched. This is a critical and relevant resource to serve as both foundation and...

Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

This Summer, our institute created a Team for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE). TIDE is a voluntary and active community that provides input and resources for the institute on hiring, retaining...

Happy one year to our podcast

Happy one year anniversary to our institute podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With It?" Over the past year, the podcast team has produced and released over 8 episodes, reaching over 1,400 listeners...

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HERO 2019

Last month, the Institute and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) attended HERO2019, a forum that brought together wellness practitioners, organizational leaders, and researchers in occupational...

Join us on November 15: Substance use and the workplace

We take seriously our role of sharing research and practice-based information that best addresses real and emerging workplace issues. This fall we will tackle the serious and significant issue of...

Supportive managers are the key to employee well-being

"Employees who work with a supportive supervisor — someone who offers emotional and practical support, who acts as a positive role model, and who is a creative problem-solver — experience...

Oregon’s new family leave policy

The Bureau of Labor Statistic's National Compensation Survey (NCS) found that approximately 14% of U.S. workers are provided paid family leave by their employers. The U.S. is the only developed...

Total Worker Health book is being published by NIOSH on July 9, 2019

NIOSH releases book on Total Worker Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced the release of its edited volume on Total Worker Health. In this pioneering book on Total Worker Health®, NIOSH...

SOHP features Active Workplace Study

The Active Workplace study aims to reduce exposure to sedentary activity in the workplace and impact Total Worker Health. This Oregon Healthy Workforce study is featured in the Society for...