Our mission

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is dedicated to health and safety in the workplace. Our mission is to promote wellness and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians. We fulfill our mission through basic and applied research, education, and outreach.

The Institute is comprised of over 75 individuals including faculty, research staff, outreach professionals, post-docs, and administrators, all working together to prevent illness and disease and promote healthy workplaces in Oregon and beyond. Base funding for the Institute is provided by the Oregon's Workers' Compensation system. The Institute leverages this investment to win highly competitive federal grants that bring in more than twice the dollars provided by the Oregon base funding

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COVID-19 and the World of Work

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center has a resource page to share tips and best practices for workforce safety, health and well-being during the pandemic. The COVID-19 and the World of Work webpage 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 view videos and trainings from our faculty and partners,  as well as access articles and resources. A message from OccHealthSci Directors in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Institute

We endeavor to provide a space to learn from each other and apply our growing knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to inform our research and professional practice to improve our research environments.
Learn about our principles and efforts in DEI here.