Coronavirus is bringing many new and uncertain workplace challenges for all industries. We've provided a list of resources to support organizations to help keep your workforce safe, healthy and well, in addition to resources for business continuity during coronavirus and these times of uncertainly. Stay well, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, social distance and reach out to a colleague, friend, family or neighbor in this critical time. Total Worker Health® is now more important than ever as we continue to work together to protect the safety, health and well-being of our workers, our communities, our families and ourselves.
- Oregon Resources for Coronavirus and COVID-19
- Workplace Resources for COVID-19 *resources updated daily
- 4 Key Strategies to help supervisors support employee well being during COVID-19
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus resource page: protecting yourself and your family, what you need to know and resources for the community (travel, schools, childcare, business, employers, community and faith-based organizations)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Businesses and Employers: The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources for Employers & Workers: Roundtable discussion on Maintaining Worker Health and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic for the University of Washington OSHA Pandemic Planning course.
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The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), a NIOSH Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health® was established in 2011. OHWC is housed within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, a free-standing research institute at OHSU. Visit our about us page to learn more. Please contact us with any questions.
Listen to our workplace safety, health and well-being podcast, "What's Work Got to Do With It?"
NIOSH releases book on Total Worker Health
In this pioneering book on Total Worker Health®, NIOSH delves into the current landscape around work and the state of affairs with regard to worker well-being. OHWC members authored two chapters in the book:
Effectiveness of Total Worker Health® Interventions - Chapter 4
Reducing Work-Life Stress - Chapter 15
OHWC Quick Links
Join us for the 2020 Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology on July 14 to 16 in Portland, Oregon on the topic, Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being . We will bring together organizational leaders, practitioners in safety and wellness, and researchers in the area of Total Worker Health.
We have launched our new Total Worker Health Graduate Travel Award to support students presenting their research at regional and national conferences.
Registration information for our 2020 Spring Symposia on, "Workplace Aggression: A deeper dive" is now open.
Leslie Hammer was invited by Cascade Centers EAP to speak in their Human Resources Webinar series on the topic, "The Role of Leaders in Reducing Work-Life Stress." The recording of the webinar is now available.
NIOSH releases book on Total Worker Health. It is an edited volume with chapters written by NIOSH and the Centers of Excellence including OHWC.
- The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (where OHWC is housed), Oregon OSHA, and SAIF Corporation signed an alliance to join efforts to expand the knowledge and efforts of Total Worker Health® .
Featured blog posts
- Many thanks to Dr. Kent Anger
- Talking Total Worker Health in the Tri-Cities
- Total Worker Health Graduate Travel Award
- Strengthening our OSH workforce
- SOHP features Active Workplace Study
- Occupational Health Nurses: An essential component of Total Worker Health
Visit and subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace blog for more updates.
- Visit our resources website, YourWorkpath.com to download Total Worker Health workplace safety, health, and well-being tools and toolkits.
- What's work got to do with your health? Our Health Impacts Safety guides can tell you! Go ahead and use these easy-to-use, self-guided, and free tools at your safety huddles and wellness meetings.
- Watch recorded webinars from previous Fall and Spring Symposiums and Summer Institute events.
- Looking for information on a specific work safety or health topic? Visit the OccHealthSci Resource Directory for curated information and related research on all things work-related.
- We're improving the health, safety, and well-being of workers through effectiveness research, collaboration with partner organizations, and dissemination of evidence-based programs. Learn more about our current and past projects.
- Anger, K., Rameshbabu, A., Parker, K., Wan, W., Hurtado, D., Olson, R., Rohlman, D., Wipfli, B., Bodner, T. (2019). Effectiveness of Total Worker Health Interventions: A Systematic Review. In Hudson, H.L., Nigam, J.A., Sauter, S.L., Chosewood, L.C., Schill, A.L. (Eds.). Total Worker Health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Hammer, L.B. & Perry, M. (2019). Reducing Work-Life Stress: The Place for Integrated Interventions. In H. L. Hudson, J. A. S. Nigam, S. L. Sauter, L. C. Chosewood, A. L. Schill, & J. Howard (Eds.). Total Worker Health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Aryal, A., Parish, M., Rohlman, D.S. (2019) Generalizability of the Total Worker Health® online training for young Workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (4).
- Hammer, L. B., Truxillo, D. M., Bodner, T. Pytlovany, A. C., & Richman, A. (2019). Exploration of the impact of organizational context on a workplace safety and health intervention. Work and Stress, 33(2), 192-210.
- Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, a free-standing Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR, is the home institution for the OHWC.
- Portland State University, Occupational Health Psychology Program
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing