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...

Art and Science of Health Promotion

Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD and Helen Schuckers, MPH are traveling to the 29th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference in South Carolina this week to present two breakout sessions. Their...

Safety champions webinar

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is hosting a free 60-minute webinar on implementation of the Safety Champions Program for Critical Access Hospitals on April 3rd at 1:00 pm. This webinar will be led...