Updated Letter of Agreement Signed by OR-OSHA and OR-FACE

OR-FACE, the Oregon Fatality and Control Evaluation Program, and Oregon OSHA recently updated their letter of agreement. The agreement facilitates a process for sharing information between the...

Thanks to Essential Workers everywhere

As this week's storm brought in amounts of snow and deep cold that Portland hasn't seen in decades, we'd be remiss not to acknowledge those who braved the snow, ice and cold to show up at work. Folks...

What are your plans for Summer 2017?

Interested in an internship with the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences?  Or do you know an undergraduate student who is? Our application cycle for the summer of 2017 opens on...

Happy holidays!

From all of us at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. Enjoy. Relax....

Are you prepared?

While we are immersed in challenges related to snow and ice today, Institute faculty and staff prepared for another type of emergency earlier this week. We ensured that we are in fact prepared to...

Weather fails to derail Salem WPS training session

Thursday, December 8th, will enter the record books as the first cold winter storm of 2016 for the Willamette Valley. But that didn't stop our Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train-the-Trainer...

Lead: the metal that just keeps giving

Lead - a metal people have been using for thousands of years. I was introduced to industrial hygiene in graduate school with a project related to a fictitious “Vulcan lead foundry” as our...

Diversity and inclusion meets safety and well-being

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences hosted our Fall 2016 symposium earlier this month; the event was co-sponsored by Portland State University and the Oregon Healthy Workforce...

Practicing diversity and inclusion

I met a new friend while grocery shopping the other day: she was on a knee scooter while I was newly “graduated” to one crutch. I struck up a conversation, sharing with her that there was hope in...