Caring for caregivers during the pandemic

Even prior to COVID-19, caregivers of elderly and disabled community members have been challenged at work. Low pay, poor or no benefits, long hours and in some cases, lack of support have plagued...

Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

Adapting research and outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic

In late March 2020, many research groups across the globe were challenged with either adapting data collection to the digital world or temporarily suspending their endeavors. The Institute’s...

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Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 Rule effective today

Oregon OSHA has been hard at work creating a new temporary rule to help protect Oregon workers during the current pandemic. Stakeholders, business owners and worker advocates have actively engaged in...

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Employee well-being during a pandemic

Covid-19 is undoubtedly impacting our individual and collective mental health. Each one of us is going through stressful times right now and learning to cope in different ways. The Pew Research...

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...