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Our research themes

Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. At the institute, we stand at the intersection of the workplace and well-being. We do so through basic...

Work, Stress and Health 2019 in Philadelphia

Work, Stress and Health 2019

Many of our faculty and staff are attending the American Psychological Association's 2019 Work, Stress and Health Conference this week from November 6th to 9th. Every two years, researchers and...

Happy one year to our podcast

Happy one year anniversary to our institute podcast, "What's Work Got To Do With It?" Over the past year, the podcast team has produced and released over 8 episodes, reaching over 1,400 listeners...

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HERO 2019

Last month, the Institute and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) attended HERO2019, a forum that brought together wellness practitioners, organizational leaders, and researchers in occupational...

Supportive managers are the key to employee well-being

"Employees who work with a supportive supervisor — someone who offers emotional and practical support, who acts as a positive role model, and who is a creative problem-solver — experience...

Oregon’s new family leave policy

The Bureau of Labor Statistic's National Compensation Survey (NCS) found that approximately 14% of U.S. workers are provided paid family leave by their employers. The U.S. is the only developed...

Total Worker Health book is being published by NIOSH on July 9, 2019

NIOSH releases book on Total Worker Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced the release of its edited volume on Total Worker Health. In this pioneering book on Total Worker Health®, NIOSH...

SOHP features Active Workplace Study

The Active Workplace study aims to reduce exposure to sedentary activity in the workplace and impact Total Worker Health. This Oregon Healthy Workforce study is featured in the Society for...

New Be Super toolkit user guide

Construction workers in the United States are 3 to 5 times more likely to be injured or killed on the job compared to workers in other industries. The Be Super toolkit is an evidence-based program...

Parental leave podcast episode

Have you ever had to take time off as a new parent? Does your workplace have a family or medical leave policy that allows you to take time off to care for a child or family member? Did you use all...