Archive for 2012

Power of Collaboration

Everyday we see the power of collaboration. Yesterday we were lucky to see this demonstrated at the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division Award Breakfast. Kudos to the staff – comprised of so many young workers – employed as lifeguards and managers at pools throughout Portland this summer. We honor the commitment to health, safety and wellness in these employees, who clearly support each other and work together to achieve their mission of … Read More

SHIFT in the News

We are eager to follow the work of CROET’s Dr. Ryan Olson and the staff of the Safety and Health Involvement for Truckers (SHIFT) project. Last week we enjoyed reading the blog at Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES), a health and safety blog for the trucking industry. If you missed it, read SHIFT into Health Gear now. SHIFT is currently conducting a research study of driver health and safety with funding from the National Heart, … Read More

CROET Interns Dazzle

    Summer Student Research Awards are three-month paid summer internships designed to introduce college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to various fields of biomedical research. Selected interns are Oregon residents or attend colleges and universities in Oregon. Learn more about the CROET Summer Intern Program. See more photos from the poster session on CROET’s facebook page.

A Summer of Swimming Pools and Tumblr

CROET has been lucky this summer to hire a terrific group of summer interns. One of the projects supported by two of these college student interns is a young worker safety, health and wellness project funded by the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and CROET. The Health Promotion and Health Protection in Young Workers, led by Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., owes a lot of its early success to a partnership with the City of Portland Park and … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action

In partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, investigators in the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at OHSU were awarded an almost $300,000 Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) grant to create and distribute two 20-minute safety videotapes. One video will be for owners and workers in Adult Foster Homes (AFHs). AFHs are a rapidly expanding living situation for vulnerable adults. Training resources for AFH employees are limited, and collaborators at the Office … Read More

CROET’s Toxicology Information Center

Concerned about the hazards of chemical exposures in your workplace, home or other environments? Having difficulty interpreting an MSDS? What about that mold growing in the bathroom? CROET’s Toxicology Information Center (TIC) is here to answer these questions and much more. Our goal is to provide up-to-date, unbiased information in a form that is understandable and useful to you. If you find yourself in need of information about potential hazards in your workplace and home, … Read More

Preventing Falls in Construction

We’ve discussed before on this blog the abundance of construction sites not heeding dangers related to falls. Whether it be employees unprotected on roofs or those improperly using ladders, falls continue to be the leading cause of death in construction. If you haven’t yet visited OSHA’s new Fall Prevention Campaign, make sure you check out the resources. And better yet, consider ways to get these materials into the hands of construction workers working unsafely at … Read More

Occupational Health Psychology Institute – A Success!

The first annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute on Improving Worker Safety, Health and Well-Being was a terrific success! This year’s institute was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, CROET, the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University. The institute was attended by a mix of academic researchers and practitioners from around the world with topics ranging from safety climate, work … Read More

Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute Begins

The Oregon Healthy WorkForce First Annual Summer Institute on Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) is beginning today. The Summer Institute was developed by Dr. Leslie Hammer of Portland State University where she leads the Occupational Health Psychology program and heads a training program grant in OHP. Speakers are describing the origins, research intervention, and practice of OHP. Monday’s speakers come from: • Cincinnati – Dr. Joe Hurrell (recently of NIOSH and currently Editor of the Journal … Read More

CROET 2012 Summer Intern Class

The CROET Summer Intern class has begun work in the faculty labs. They are shown attending presentations by Dan Austin and Dr. Kent Anger about the mid-August poster session in which all interns present and defend professional scientific posters that describe the research they conducted during the summer. The presentations provide information about the component parts of science posters, preparation techniques and printing. The 2012 CROET summer interns and the faculty labs where they are … Read More

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