Posts Tagged ‘Total Worker Health’

Join us in Total Worker Health

I couldn’t help noticing last week at the Blue Mountain Occupational Health and Safety Conference, how many discussions related to wellness. And not just about traditional wellness programs, but the desire to integrate wellness into organizational values and health and safety programs. This is exciting stuff! Please consider joining this discussion with us at the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center’s first annual Partners Luncheon on Thursday, September 14 In Portland. We are eager to hear our … Read More

Moving Towards Total Worker Health™

If you’ve been following our news over the past few months, you’ve heard about the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center. There is no doubt that we have all been pretty excited about it as we recognize that only by looking at the whole worker – the whole person, really – can we make significant strides in health, safety and wellness. If you’ve been scratching your head about what this really means, make sure you visit the … Read More

Moving into Wellness

Healthy eating, exercise, adequate sleep….do you feel like you are being bombarded by topics about health and wellness? Guess that’s because you are! The case has been made pretty clear that our workforce is aging and becoming less healthy. This impacts everything from productivity to healthcare and worker compensation costs.  What you should also know, if you have anything to do with a wellness program at your workplace or want to move ahead with one, … 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

Pilot Funding Opportunity – Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is pleased to announce funds for one 2-year pilot project beginning July 2012. We solicit applications on research intervention projects addressing programs that improve occupational health, safety and personal wellness. Proposals may focus on one of these three areas, but the proposed intervention must address all three. The Principal Investigator must have an appointment at an Oregon state institution (University, College or state agency) and be eligible to obtain research … Read More

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – Full Steam Ahead!

We were pleased to share our news about funding of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (ORhwc), a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence. Perhaps you’ve been wondering, now what? Our Principal Investigators have begun their regular “chalk talks” as they finalize study design and plan to begin data collection for each funded research project. Chalk talks give each researcher an opportunity to share the status of their project, and collaborate with Center staff and … Read More

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is Funded!

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (ORhwc) is the newest of 4 NIOSH Centers of Excellence in Total Worker Health.  It is led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU), in partnership with the Center for Health Research (Portland) and the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). The new ORhwc will conduct integrated safety and health protection and health promotion interventions in partnering Oregon workplaces.  Each intervention will … Read More

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