The Active Workplace Study

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The number of sedentary jobs in the U.S. has increased steadily since the 1960s. There are currently over 30 million sedentary workers in the U.S. As the number of sedentary jobs in the U.S....

New training to help veterans reintegrate into the workforce

Each year more than 200,000 post 9/11 veterans join the workforce, after having returned from Iraq or Afghanistan. The government offers incentives to employers who hire these veterans, but few...

Today, OccHealthSci released the "sleep episode" on our workplace safety, health and well-being podcast, What's Work Got To Do With It? podcast. Our guest, Dr. Andrew McHill talks about how sleep can impact our health, our health habits, and the implications this may have for the workplace. Dr. McHill will help us understand what happens to our bodies when our sleep patterns are disrupted and what we can do to help improve our sleep schedules.

Sleep podcast episode

Have you ever gone to work after a bad night of sleep? How productive were you at work that day? Did it make you eat any differently? Drink more coffee? How about more than one night of bad...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Industrial hygiene research meets practice in Spokane

Our fall safety & health conference season extended into Washington state at the end of October, when about 120 local and regional occupational health and safety professionals and students...