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Come attend our Summer Institute!

Here at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, we’re excitedly preparing for the 2016 Summer Institute: OHP Innovation and Creative Strategies Leading to Total Worker Health, July 12-14, 2016. Download the program here. Experts from academia and industry will discuss cutting-edge research in Occupational Health, share real-world experiences, and brainstorm active strategies to bring Total Worker Health into the workplace. Our speakers, excellent in their field, come from across the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. … Read More

Distraction, stairs and a fall

It’s one thing to know that slips, trips and falls are of the most common causes of on-the-job injuries. It’s another thing, however, to always practice those things that are most likely to prevent a slip, trip or fall. Over the years, I’ve learned to use hand rails. I’ve even learned to slow down on stairs and other walking surfaces. But I haven’t yet perfected the practice of eliminating distractions that can lead to a … Read More

Plan your summer activity yet?

Come attend our Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Summer Institute! The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences & the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center will host the 2016 Summer Institute: OHP Innovation and Creative Strategies Leading to Total Worker Health, July 12-14, 2016. Experts from academia and industry will discuss cutting-edge research in Occupational Health, share real-world experiences, and brainstorm active strategies to bring Total Worker Health into the workplace.  Our exciting line-up of international and local … Read More

Arsenic and cadmium air pollution found in SE and North PDX

Potentially unsafe levels of arsenic and cadmium have been detected in the air of Southeast Portland. The primary source was been localized to a glass production facility that has operated there for ~40 years. They have since terminated use of these metals in their process, so there is no current risk of continued airborne exposure from this source. A similar finding has been localized to a glass production facility in North Portland, who has also … Read More

New fatality report and upcoming rigging/signaling course

OR-FACE has published Fatality Investigation Report, “Crane operator killed by falling steel beam.”  A 40-year old crane operator was killed when a clamp holding the top  of the 35-foot, 5600 lb H-beam pile unexpectedly released the pile.  The pile was not rigged to the clamp housing or attached to the crane whip line, fell striking the crane cab.  For the complete report or other fatality investigation reports go to the OR-FACE website. Based on discussions about … Read More

Mindfulness and TWH: Join us live

We have a full room of almost 140 attendees at our fall symposium: Mindfulness and Total Worker Health. Dr. Autumn Krauss has kicked it off helping us know that Mindfulness is Attention + Attitude. Follow us as we live tweet by searching the hashtag: #mindfulwork. Better yet: join us on our live webinar by going to ohsu.adobeconnect.com/occhealthsci and login in as “guest” but list a site location. Join us!  

OccHealthSci.org: Help us help you

Consider how the internet has changed in the past twenty years! When we – then CROET – first established our online library twenty years ago we were about the only game in town. We were online even before Google. We continually challenge ourselves to figure out how we can make this resource best for you: our followers and stakeholders. As we’ve reached out to some of you, we have learned: you still find it valuable, you like … Read More

WestON brings news and humor

The 8th WestON (Western States Occupational Network) meeting in Denver (9/17-18) brought us important news, new ways of thinking … and humor.  NIOSH Director John Howard’s (below) appointment has been renewed for 6 more years.  Responding to a question about his reasons for staying at NIOSH, he said that he wanted to be sure there was continuity during the Executive Branch change in 2016 – many recognize that he has brought visionary and strong leadership to NIOSH. … Read More

Let’s avoid getting stressed over heat

OK – now that the extremely hot weather has (temporarily) passed, let’s not let our guard down about heat-related illness. Many workers do not have the option of getting out of the sun during the hottest time of the day, and it is important to remember that the best way to prevent heat-related illness is to keep workers cool and hydrated throughout the day. There are many risk factors that can affect a worker’s heat … Read More

NIOSH Center Director’s Meeting foretells changes

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) held it’s now annual NIOSH Center Directors meetings in Cincinnati, Ohio (March 19-20). Dr. Eula Bingham (Director of OSHA from 1977-1981), now 85, is pictured addressing the Directors on nanoparticles, and she recalled the Brazilian Blowout problem identified by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon OSHA. But NIOSH continues to change. Attending from the Northwest: Kent, Leslie and Diane Attending from the Northwest … Read More

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