Virtual 2020 Spring Symposia

We are less than one month away from our 2020 Spring Symposia on Friday, May 29th from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM/Pacific Time on the topic, "Workplace Aggression: Preventing relational aggression and...

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Marking Workers’ Memorial Day and OSHA’s Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA. OSHA opened its doors on April...

COVID-19: Oregon workplace protections and resources

While our previous blog shared tips for supervisors during these days of the novel coronavirus, we grieve for the large number of people in Oregon and beyond who have lost their lives due to...

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

Written by Leslie Hammer, PhD and Lindsey Alley, MS Originally published on The Conversation and reshared in The Oregonian, Fast Company, Jamaica Observer, and ScienceX In these uncertain and...

Staying connected and strategies to optimize your home WiFi

The past month our research institute moved our workspaces into our homes. Though our physical research labs stayed behind, our teams are actively working hard to analyze data they have already...

What does COVID-19 mean for agriculture?

Oregon joins a number of other states facing critical conversations about the agriculture industry and risk of novel coronavirus exposure to farmworkers. Often those of us working in safety and...

Opioids in the workplace podcast episode, a tree at sunset

Opioids podcast episode

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is reported “Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is very costly to our Nation, which has led to over $700 billion annually in costs...

OHSU Tram sunset

Message from our Directors in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Originally published in our April Newsletter on 4/03/2020) We are living through unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of our personal lives and the lives of...

Online research opportunity brings community together

During the past few months, many throughout the world are navigating uncharted territory in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Research is no exception in this recent push to reevaluate...

Farm stock photo of field

Study finds nervous system damage in chlorpyrifos pesticide workers

Chlorpyrifos, the world’s most widely-used insecticide, was shown to produce persistent nervous system damage measured by a test of visual search and shifting focus in a study published in...