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OHWC occupational health psychology summer institute held

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Summer Institute (SI) was held this week at Portland State University.  The SI focused on the broad scope of Occupational Health Psychology that encompasses the issues of Total Worker Health (TWH) and was attended by about 100 people, shown below at the opening keynote. Three main overarching themes from the Summer Institute were summarized by Dr. Hammer: Importance of the effects of leadership and leadership support … Read More

Building a Total Worker Health ® Case for the Construction Industry

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences attended the Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship Education Conference (PNWAEC) 2016, an event hosted by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). The biennial conference brought together policy makers, educators, business leaders and professionals in the construction trades. The goal of the conference was to create, “a platform to strengthen Registered Apprenticeship, empower the skilled trades Workforce and connect business, government and education.” Jason Kyler-Yano and Kent Anger presented a … Read More

Trading notes across the ocean

  Being part of OHSU Global Health SE Asia has given us a terrific opportunity to collaboratively learn with our Thai partners. As part of OHSU’s Alliance with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services I am in the midst of teaching a five-day class in Bangkok to occupational health and nursing professionals, kindly joined by two seasoned occupational health nurses. I thank my OHN friends, Karin Drake of Kaiser and Mary Salazar of the University of Washington, for … Read More

Oregon campaign to prevent falls in construction

On May 6 there were 60+ attendees at the Portland, Oregon Stand-Down event.  A few truly went the distance and traveled from Idaho and Washington.  Several local organizations (see April 29 blog) began collaborating in January to ensure an effective campaign during 2016 National Safety Stand-down week (May 2-6).  These partners, among many things, arranged for advertising on metro buses, presentations at safety meetings, distributed resources to association members, apprenticeship programs, and workers compensation safety consultants.  The May … Read More

Connecting at work

When I first started working here at OHSU it took me awhile to adjust to an academic research environment. Research, like some other industries, is sometimes stereotyped as made up of a workforce focused more on working solo than engaging socially: Work that can’t be bothered by coffee breaks or “chatting around the water cooler.” Of course, what we know to be true is how we feel about the teams we work with really does … Read More

Dr. Saurabh Thosar earns first place at Research Week

We congratulate our colleague, Saurabh Thosar, who was selected as the first place winner among postdoc oral presentations at OHSU’s annual Research Week.  Dr. Thosar’s presentation was titled Endogenous circadian rhythm in vascular function and cardiovascular risk. Research Week 2016 consisted of four days full of events and activities celebrating the research taking place at OHSU with more than 400 participants. Dr. Saurabh supports the Shea Lab, here at Occupational Health Sciences, which investigates the effect of … Read More

OHSU Research Week, May 2-5

OHSU Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed across all schools, centers, institutes (including OccHealthSci), and education programs at OHSU. It is a unique opportunity for scientists to get out of the lab or clinic and meet colleagues from various disciplines to share the fruits of their research. Here are some photos of Occupational Health Sciences faculty, staff and laboratory personnel, who presented their research findings at Monday afternoon’s … Read More

National Safety Stand-Down

It will be the 3rd year for the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.  The emphasis began 5 years ago with the Construction Fall Prevention Campaign.  Partners in the campaign include OSHA, NIOSH, CPWR and the NORA Construction Sector Council.  This year the Safety Stand-Down will be held during the week of May 2-6.  Employers are asked to participate by setting aside time during the week to have an open discussion with their … Read More

Oregon Workers Memorial Day

Parkrose High captures 2016 O[yes] video prizes

We congratulate students from Portland’s Parkrose High School for claiming both 1st and 2nd prizes for videos entered into the O[yes] video contest! The goal of this annual video contest, organized by O[yes] – the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition – is to inspire teens to stay safe at work with the theme of “Speak up. Work safe.” Videos, produced by Oregon high school students, are judged on creativity, production value, youth appeal, and overall … Read More

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