Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH
Senior Research Associate
Area of Interest
I support the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science's Outreach and Education Programs and provide industrial hygiene technical expertise to its research. I am also the outreach director and education co-director for the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. My key outreach responsibilities include CROET social media including Oregon and the Workplace blog, CROETweb, exhibiting at Oregon OSHA and state-wide trade and safety conferences, providing instruction on occupational health, safety and wellness topics, organizing symposia, participating in state-wide and regional coalitions addressing safety and health, and providing support to the Toxicology Information Center (TIC). My goal is to make Occupational Health Science's research and resources highly visible, relevant and valuable to Oregon's employers, workers and health and safety professionals.
Ms. Montgomery received her MS from the School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Washington and her BA in Biology from the University of Montana. She was certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in 1990. Before joining CROET in 2004 she held positions with a Portland-based industrial hygiene and training consulting firm and as the Regional Health and Safety Manager for EPA Region 10 in Seattle. Ms. Montgomery is a member of the Pacific NW Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers (Columbia-Willamette Chapter) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Ms. Montgomery serves as External Advisory Committee Chair for the NIOSH- funded ERC at the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. She also represents Occupational Health Sciences as a member of the Oregon Collaborative for Healthy Nail Salons and is the chairperson for the Oregon Young Worker Health and Safety Coalition, O[yes]. Ms. Montgomery was selected 2010-2011 Safety Professional of the Year by the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.