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Dr. Buck describes COHEs to Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)

Washington State’s Centers for Occupational Health and Education (COHEs) were described to Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) that provides advice to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Division (WCD) by Dr. Mike Buck of CROET.  CROET had developed a review of the COHEs and proposed feasibility studies to determine if components of the COHEs might be useful if implemented in Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation system, at the request of the WCD and Oregon’s Management Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) … Read More

Aggression at Work

Our fall symposium, jointly sponsored by Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology Program, provided a comprehensive and often eye-opening look at the impact of aggression in the workplace. Two of the presentations are available as recorded webinars, and we encourage you to check them out. Kicking off the morning, Sandy Hershcovis, Ph.D., provided the keynote. In this presentation Dr. Hershcovis defines workplace aggression, identifies key predictors and examines consequences. Some of her key points illustrate … Read More

Health and Safety Webinars for You

As you may know, CROET provides two health and safety symposia every year. We try to be thoughtful as we select our topics  for each of these, to provide a balance between sharing new research on emerging issues along with practical information that you can use in your workplace. What you may not know, is that for the last several years we have been recording and archiving these presentations and they are all available at … Read More

It’s all about Public Health!

If you’re a public health professional living in Oregon, you are likely aware of the annual Oregon Public Health Association conference. After all, the conference is the largest gathering of Public Health professionals in Oregon! This year’s OPHA conference was held in Corvallis, Oregon on October 8th and 9th. The two-day conference kicked off with a keynote address from Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH of UCLA School of Public Health, who spoke about the impact … Read More

Wellness@Work: An Economic Imperative

Did you know that in Oregon, healthcare costs doubled between 1990 and 2001, and doubled again between 2002 and 2012? Did you know that, since 2000, employment based health insurance premiums have increased by 87%, and have significantly outpaced inflation and workers’ earnings over the last 20 years? These are a few of the statistics cited by Mark Hurliman, Oregon OSHA SHARP and VPP Program Manager, during an educational session he chaired at the recent … Read More

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

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

Let’s Get Healthy! represents the NIH in Washington, D.C.

At the end of April, Let’s Get Healthy! traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. The festival was a grand showcase of the wonders of science, health, technology, and engineering. There were hundreds of exhibits (including a full size jet and a magic school bus!), and tens of thousands of members of the public visited the festival over the course of three days. … Read More

You Could be 45 Seconds Away from $500

  It’s time now to get entries ready for the 2012 O[yes] workplace safety video contest! Entries are due no later than February 1. This year is the 4th year that O[yes], the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition, has sponsored this contest. O[yes] is “looking for video entries that will inspire teens to do at least one thing differently to stay safe on the job. The video should be creative and targeted for a youth … Read More

CROET Symposia: What next?

Over the past 13 years, CROET has been providing fall and spring health and safety symposia, targeted especially to health and safety professionals and researchers within Oregon. Our fall event is co-sponsored by Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology Program. Of course, we often have attendees from states other than Oregon, particularly Washington. In fact, now that our events are also available by webinar, distance is no limitation. During our last symposium, we even had … Read More

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