Walking out against gun violence

Yesterday at OHSU, we joined thousands of children, teenagers, and adults across the country in recognizing the victims of yet another school shooting. We hope that this walkout is a sign of many...

class session of SAIF's agriculture safety seminar

New OR-FACE agriculture safety resource

OR-FACE recently published an updated hazard alert for the agriculture industry in collaboration with our safety partners at SAIF. Fatal injuries on farms and ranches frequently involve tractors and...

Spring symposium: pain at work

We look forward to diving into the topic of pain in the workplace as we examine best practices for preventing, recognizing, and treating pain. Each year we intend for our biannual symposia to be more...

OHSU and PSU scientists win new grant to study bus operator health

Thank you labor and management partners! Dr. Ryan Olson and collaborators at OHSU and PSU were recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to study the health, safety, and well-being of new bus...

Four from Occupational Health Sciences receive TTBD licenses

Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) at OHSU granted licenses for discoveries to four Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences faculty members in the 2018 ceremony at OHSU last...

Heart Health Month: what’s up in your workplace?

Earlier this month we blogged about loneliness, which serves to remind all of us about the importance of our relationships with the people in our lives, including co-workers. But what about the...

Loneliness and work

During the past few months, several articles in the popular press have addressed the topic of loneliness and work. Many of the articles referred to an original Harvard Business Review piece...

From fruit flies to Alzheimer’s

My group is studying Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We all want to live a long and healthy life, but unfortunately, with aging comes the risk of developing diseases like AD. At 75 about 5% of us have AD...

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...