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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®...

Paying attention: Using “lessons learned” to be safer

How often do we learn about an accident or near miss, only to recognize that the same incident occurred recently during the same or similar operation? What are our excuses? We are busy. We...

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Those of us at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences dedicated time and energy this past year to create short videos to demonstrate to our friends, partners and stakeholders, just what...

Industrial hygienists flood Seattle

It's a funny thing when thousands of industrial hygienists embark on a city for the national American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo! Suddenly, a profession that few people still...

New OR-FACE toolbox talk guides published

Maintaining an injury prevention culture requires many components, and safety communication is fundamental to that goal. Safety communication can be implemented in a number of ways, including...

Making a difference on sleep apnea

Here is a story we think you need to see: Lives are being changed by sharing health and safety messages supported by Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences research. During lunch at...

Fall hazard training offered in Spanish

We know that falls are the number one cause of injury and death in construction. Perhaps less known, however, is the disproportionate rate of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurs among...

Cannabis use a growing concern of employers

Cannabis (marijuana) use is on the rise. Twenty-nine US States have legalized medical cannabis and 7 (including Oregon) have approved recreational use. Thus, cannabis use in the workforce is a...

Former Lloyd/McCullough laboratory intern honored

Stuti Garg, a former student intern in the laboratory of Drs. Stephen Lloyd and Amanda McCullough, won an award during the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA. Here is...