Western States occupational health community gathers in Denver

An engaged group of epidemiologists and other occupational health and public health professionals gathered in Denver last week for the 10th annual Western States Occupational Network (WestON)...

Fall is safety & health conference season

I always look forward to Fall. Leaves turn beautiful colors, early season rains quench our parched forests (and put out forest fires!) and importantly, our safety, health & wellness conference...

A Year of Impact: Health impacts safety

Perhaps you've seen or used our Health Impacts Safety meeting guides? Health Impacts Safety toolbox and safety meeting guides have been developed to support organizations integrating workplace...

Workplace mental health, fires and hurricanes

It is fitting that our upcoming November 30, 2017 symposium will address mental health in the workplace. While there has long been an awareness of the importance of mental health support within...

Fruits of the eclipse

The eclipse added so much to the morning for those of us at or near the path of totality. It brought coworkers together, many who were encouraged to take some time to go outside and watch the...

What a summer we’ve had P.S.

And regarding those summer interns: Ever wonder just what it is they are researching? All of us at the Institute and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center congratulate our 2017 summer research...

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...

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Toolkits

Research studies that began in 2011 at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) have resulted in four toolkits that we are eager to disseminate to workplaces! The toolkits, “SHIP”, “PUSH”,...

Industrial hygiene and green chemistry

I didn't realize when I went to meet with Teni Adewumi-Gunn the other day that I was about to meet a rock star. Well, a rock star of sorts in our line of work and among newer industrial...

Tell us what you think!

Construction workers, homecare workers and young workers all have high rates of preventable injuries and illnesses. The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) has developed Total Worker Health®...