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.
Visit our new website, YourWorkpath to access and download our workplace, safety, health and well-being toolkits and tools. YourWorkpath houses and delivers our robust tools and comprehensive toolkits, to lead and help employers find a path towards a healthier and safer workplace. Download our free and low-cost safety, health and well-being resources at YourWorkpath.com or read more about this new website in our featured blogpost.
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
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 coming soon. Our 2019 Fall Symposia webinar recordings for "Substance Use and the Workplace" are now available.
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
- 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 new website, YourWorkpath.com to download Total Worker Health resources for safety, health, and well-being!
- 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.
- Looking for information on a specific work safety or health topic? Visit the OccHealthSci Resource Directory for curated information, tools, 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