New! COVID-19 and the World of Work

  The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center are pleased to launch a new portal to share tips and best practices for workforce well-being...

Physical distancing in construction: what’s that look like?

In Oregon, unlike our neighbors in Washington, construction was among those industries allowed to stay open when Governor Kate Brown issued our "Stay Home, Save Lives" executive order in March, 2020....

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...

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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...

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Workplace resources for COVID-19

By: Helen Schuckers, MPH "This is all uncharted territory we are navigating." -Christian Kaylor, Economist, State of Oregon Near the beginning of Oregon's coronavirus outbreak, I attended...