Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

Fun at the Southern Oregon Safety & Health Conference

The Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference, held Oct. 17-19 at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Conference Center, was (as are all Oregon safety & health conferences) educational and fun. So much fun that Dede and I forgot to get photos to show you of our presentation, Fatigue at Work: Causes, Impacts and Solutions. So, you’ll just have to imagine a conference room with about 80 attendees actively engaged in a discussion on the … Read More

Calling all Wellness “Favorite Tools!”

Perhaps by now you’ve gotten word on the 2013 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference. Maybe you’ve attended before and already have it on your calendar for March 4-7, 2013. If not, make sure to visit the GOSH website, and review the enormous program containing over 150 technical sessions. You’re sure to see why this event is touted as the largest event of its kind in the Northwest. And when you do attend, make … Read More

Lights, Camera, Action

In partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, investigators in the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at OHSU were awarded an almost $300,000 Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) grant to create and distribute two 20-minute safety videotapes. One video will be for owners and workers in Adult Foster Homes (AFHs). AFHs are a rapidly expanding living situation for vulnerable adults. Training resources for AFH employees are limited, and collaborators at the Office … Read More

Improving Health Through our Commutes

When I first began working here at Oregon Health and Science University, I was warned that the biggest challenge was the lack of parking. Some folks I spoke with even questioned taking a job at OHSU because of this. I did put my name on the parking waiting list – but several years later when I was awarded a space (something of course that I’d have to pay for) it was one of the easiest … 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

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

Let’s Get Healthy! partners with Asian Health and Service Center

On August 20, Let’s Get Healthy! was part of the 10th annual Asian Community Health Fair at the Asian Health & Service Center in Portland for the first time. We brought our interactive education and research exhibit, where participants learn about their health by visiting a variety of stations as well as contribute their data to an anonymous population database. Let’s Get Healthy! is excited about this new partnership with the Asian Health & Service … Read More

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