New! COVID-19 and the World of Work Portal
The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center are pleased to launch a new portal to share tips and best practices for workforce well-being during the pandemic. The COVID-19 and the World of Work portal is designed to provide evidence-based and curated content to support Oregon’s workforce in their Total Worker Health® efforts during these unprecedented times. Users can ask questions, view videos and trainings from our faculty and partners, and access articles and resources.
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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.
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
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- Leslie Hammer, Ph.D. and David Hurtado Sc.D. is currently serving on the OHSU Covid Wellness Task Force. Drs. Hammer and Hurtado provided expert guidance and helped develop a wellness pulse survey in early May, asking the OHSU community to respond with information about their current psychological health and well-being, workplace experience and use of OHSU wellness resources.
- Thank you for attending our virtual 2020 Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology on the topic, Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being . Webinar recordings and handouts will be available soon.
- Fall 2020 date and information coming soon. Miss the 2020 Spring Symposia on, "Workplace Aggression: A deeper dive?" Webinar recordings and handouts are available.
Leslie Hammer, interviews with Health Central on job stress as a critical factor in mental or physical health. "Workplaces need to take the lead when it comes to employee well-being."
We have launched our new Total Worker Health Graduate Travel Award to support students presenting their research at regional and national conferences.
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® .
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- 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.
- Newman, L., Scott, J., Childress, A., ....Hammer, L., .....Watkins, C. (2020).
Education and Training to Build Capacity in Total Worker Health(R): Proposed Competencies for an Emerging Field. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, e-pub ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001906
- 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