2018 OPHA Conference

2018 OPHA Annual Conference

Members from our faculty and staff attended the 74th Annual Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference and Meeting from October 8th to 9th in Corvallis, Oregon.  The theme this year was...

Safety champions have your back

You don’t have to look far to find evidence that healthcare is one of the most dangerous professions. US News and World Report states that 654,000 healthcare workers are harmed each year. This is...

Our new podcast: What’s Work Got To Do With It?

At the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we are excited to announce the launch of a new podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With it?". Geared toward...

OR-FACE joins WestON in Denver

Stimulating presentations and lively discussions filled the 11th annual Western States Occupational Network (WestON) meeting in Denver last week. The Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation...

2018 AHA Worksite Wellness Summit

Last week, our institute was a sponsor of the American Heart Association's (AHA) 9th Annual Worksite Wellness Summit at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It was wonderful to see...

ASSP addresses Total Worker Health

  I felt fortunate and honored to join the American Society of Safety Professional’s Task Force on Total Worker Health earlier this week. This, only three months after this world’s oldest...

The psychology of emergency preparedness

Many of us have been sometimes inundated with reminders about emergency preparedness and planning, whether for our workplace or our personal lives. What is it, though, that motivates and actually...

Portland Business Journal Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards 2018

Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards

Last Thursday, I was invited by a partner organization, Cascade Centers to attend the Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards. Each year, Portland Business Journal awards 90 organizations, and hosts...

Insights from my summer internship

The question “So what do you plan to do with your summer?” always leads to a discussion of my previous summer jobs, many of which haven’t ever been directly tied to my future career...

Dr. Leslie Hammer, keynote speaker at EAOHP Conference 2018

Dr. Leslie Hammer’s keynote talk in Portugal

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's Associate Director, Dr. Leslie Hammer is traveling to Lisbon, Portugal on September 5-7, 2018 for the 13th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology...