What's Work Got To Do With It? Podcast Meet the Scientist in safety, health and well-being at work

2021 Summer Intern Program podcast episode

On our latest podcast episode, we highlight our 2021 Summer Intern Program. Each summer, undergraduate interns work with faculty mentors in basic and applied research over a three-month paid...

Happy 50th to NIOSH! We’re celebrating on our podcast.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) turns 50 this year. NIOSH was created in 1970 as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, with a mission to ensure...

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Farmworkers’ experiences during COVID

On our newest podcast episode, we feature, Reyna Lopez's talk, "Essentially Forgotten?" highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on the Latinx farm working community in Oregon. Reyna Lopez is a leader...

OccHealthSci Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction podcast episode. Photo of construction worker working

Mental health and suicide prevention in construction podcast episode

The suicide rate in working age adults has increased 40% in 2 decades and is currently the 10th leading cause of death overall in the the United States. The construction industry has one of the...

What's Work Got To Do With It? Podcast Meet the Scientist in safety, health and well-being at work

New podcast episodes featuring our scientists

In the final part of our Three Decades at the Institute Series, we have released two new podcast episodes where we feature our scientists: Part 3.1 Meet the Scientist: In this episode, we learn...

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Safety climate podcast episode

Safety climate is a snapshot of an organization’s perceived “state of safety,” at a point in time. Across many industries, a positive safety climate is associated with fewer accidents, higher...

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New podcast episode: Changing a toxic workplace culture

In our next podcast episode, we highlight Gian Lozano's talk from our 2020 Spring Symposium. Gian Lozano is the High Reliability Administrative Director at Veterans Affair (VA) Portland. He has had...

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Part 2: Three decades at the Institute podcast episode

We are celebrating over three decades of research in occupational health and safety advancements here at the institute. Our latest podcast episode is a part of a three episode series. In Part 2 of...

Three decades at the institute podcast episode

The mission of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. We work to prevent illness and injury in...

Opioids in the workplace podcast episode, a tree at sunset

Opioids podcast episode

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is reported “Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is very costly to our Nation, which has led to over $700 billion annually in costs...