Young Workers

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Advisory Committee Meeting Talks Future Directions

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHSC) External Advisory Committee assessed the 6 interventions (some call these solutions) in Oregon workplaces to improve safety, health, wellness and well-being as ‘impressive’ in that they had been conducted so quickly after funding and had recruited and retained sizable workforce samples (over 750 participants) from construction, corrections, home care, parks and recreation (young) workers, and workers with disabilities.  The OHWC is a NIOSH-funded Total Worker Health Center of Excellence. Are They … Read More

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Holds Science Retreat

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET) faculty held a Science Retreat on Wednesday, October 30, to discuss their mission and research themes, and to learn from the OHSU Foundation about ways that the Institute can gain philanthropic support. Led by Director Steve Shea, PhD, the Retreat began with a discussion about why we are committing our careers to occupational health and safety.  Why do we do what we do.  Faculty conducting basic … Read More

2013 CROET Summer Intern Poster Session

CROET faculty accepted 12 interns into the Center’s 2013 summer intern class.  This year over 150 college undergraduates (who are going to school in Oregon or whose family resides in Oregon) applied to the program. Each intern carries out a basic or applied science research project under the direction of the faculty member who selected them, and they report the research project in a poster presentation in mid-August. The 2013 poster session was held yesterday … Read More

Sleep Loss Costs US Workers … and Industry’s Bottom Line

The Sleep and Shift Work: Impact on Health, Safety and Productivity Symposium (learn more on Twitter at hashtag #CROETSleep), reported that insomnia costs US industry an estimated $63 billion per year based on a loss of 8 days of productivity per year determined in a survey of nearly 8000 people (published in Sleep, 2011, by Kessler).  Turning to an example of impact on working people, shift workers (who have disturbed sleep) have a 5-fold increased … Read More

“Safety: the Musical” and Other Winning O[yes] Videos!

Those of us attending the 5th Annual 2013 O[yes] safety video contest screening and awards event yesterday were in for a rare treat!  Oregon high school students attended with friends, parents and teachers, joined by safety and health professionals and contest sponsors, to watch all 8 finalist videos on the large screen and capture the unveiling of winning videos. CROET is pleased to be part of this successful collaboration! High school students were challenged to … Read More

NW Youth Expo: Imagining the possibilities

What happens when you take 5000 Oregon high school students, sprinkle in dedicated mentors and turn them loose with potential employers and training programs? You get a highly engaging event like this week’s Northwest Youth Expo! OHSU and O[yes] joined other employers and sponsors representing health care, construction and trades, manufacturing, apprentice programs, and, technical and academic colleges at the Oregon Convention Center for this annual event. The Portland Business Alliance, its members and sponsors, … Read More

Share Safety Messages: Earn some cash!

‘Tis time for Oregon high school student producers to think about what creative piece they will submit for this year’s O[yes] Speak up. Work safe. video contest! Thanks to continuing support from sponsors, creators of the top three winning videos earn cash prizes for themselves with matching prizes for their schools. Although the contest deadline isn’t until February 1, 2013, you might encourage any students you know to begin thinking about their angle and message. … Read More

From Neuroscience to Tumblr

This summer I decided to put on hold my adventures and take an internship at OHSU. My name is Eric Serres, I attend Western Oregon University and I am working to get a major in psychology and a minor in biology. My main area of focus is neuroscience. So, when I applied for a summer research internship at CROET I was expecting traditional laboratory work. Instead I got chosen to help in Diane Rohlman’s lab … 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

Young Workers and You: Employer Survey

As discussed before on this blog, young workers between the ages of 14 and 24 are hurt on the job at twice the rate as older employees. Over a 10-year period, an estimated 7.9 million young workers were treated at emergency rooms for nonfatal injuries. Why is this? Perhaps in large part because young workers have limited job experience, or because they engage in unsafe or risky behaviors more often than older workers. Many workplace … Read More

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