Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center’

Altered Sleep Schedules and Disease Risk

Dr. Orfeu Buxton of Harvard University spoke at CROET (OHSU) on “Causes and Consequences of Sleep Deficiency: Clinical and Workforce Impacts“ on Tuesday, April 17 (pictured below). Dr. Buxton’s research, published last week in Science Translational Medicine, showed that adults with extended sleep disruption – such as occurs in shift work – could be at an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. The picture below shows Dr. Buxton (right) speaking with Dr. Kerry Kuehl of the Oregon … Read More

PTSD in Corrections officers

The lead story in Sunday’s (April 1, 2012) Oregonian is on PTSD rates in Oregon Corrections Workers, citing 1 in 3 corrections workers have symptoms of PTSD and that 97% have reported witnessing violence, injury or death. This is based on survey research conducted by Desert Waters Correctional Outreach, a nonprofit. To read the article, click or enter: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/03/twin_projects_to_plug_research.html Survey research on work conditions that may affect the health of corrections workers will be conducted … Read More

Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center Common Measures Meeting

One of the promises of the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center is to use several of the same measures in all projects as we apply our interventions to change the workplace – in home care, construction, corrections, parks and recreation. The interventions are aimed at increasing safety and health and improving personal wellness in these workplaces around Oregon. Examples of measures that can be used in all interventions are injury reports, workplace stress, and nutrition and … Read More

Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center First Meeting

The Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center (ORhwc) met today for the first time to build relationships, explore how projects and staff can work together, discuss ideas about seminar, symposium and summer institute themes and speakers, and … to celebrate being named one of four NIOSH Centers of Excellence in Total Worker Health.  We are getting down to the hard work of carrying out our precious mandate to improve Total Worker Health in Oregon and the nation.  Translation … Read More

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