COVID-19 and the World of Work

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's COVID-19 and the World of Work webpage is designed to provide evidence-based and curated content to support workplaces in their Total Worker Health® efforts during these unprecedented times. Users can view videos and trainings from our faculty and partners,  as well as access articles, resources and best practices for workforce safety, health and well-being during the pandemic.

A message from OHWC directors, Drs. Leslie Hammer, PhD and Ryan Olson, PhD in our May newsletter.

Toolkit and Tools

YourWorkpath is our OHWC resource websites that houses and delivers Total Worker Health tools and 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 or read more about this new website in our featured blogpost or one pager., an Oregon Health Workforce Center resource on workplace safety, health and well-being tools and toolkits

Listen to our podcast

Click photo to find out more information and to listen to OHWC's What's Work Got To Do With It, a workplace safety, health and well-being podcast

Upcoming webinar featuring Leslie Hammer

NIOSH Webinar Leslie Hammer, The Role of Organizational Design in the future of work
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

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.

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  • Visit our resources website, 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.

Recent publications

Read more OHWC publications

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

NIOSH's Edited Volume on Total Worker Health. It contains a picture of the book and links to order online and get a digital exam copy.

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