Institute Conference Outreach

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At the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, we use cutting-edge research findings to develop tools and resources to educate and train the next generation of occupational health and safety professionals using the Total Worker Health® approach. 

To distribute these resources to the public, the Institute sponsors and attends occupational health, safety and wellness conferences hosted by leading industry groups and partners including the Oregon OSHA. We are committed to being accessible to our industry partners and regularly attend conferences hosted by Oregon OSHA, professional association meetings for human resource professionals, and other occupational health, safety, and wellness meetings. We do outreach at more than a dozen meetings per year that include unions, construction, healthcare professionals, and first responders. 

Providing conference participants access to the latest in evidence-informed professional development opportunities and training is core to our mission to promote wellness and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians. 

What we offer conference attendees

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Institute overview

The Institute serves the working population of Oregon and beyond by conducting basic and applied research and developing and distributing evidence-based resources to stakeholders in organizations across the Northwest. 

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Total Worker Health curriculum

The TWH Alliance curriculum is offered free of charge and designed for occupational health, safety, worker compensation, wellness, and human resource practitioners and professionals. 

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Supportive Workplaces

The Center for Supportive Workplaces at the Institute provides evidence-based workplace training programs designed to improve worker safety, health and well-being. 

Respectful Workplace Initiative

The Respectful Workplace Initiative and Resource Hub is a scientifically validated measurement tool for workforce diversity and retention in Oregon’s construction industry.

Workplace Mental Health Training for Managers

The Workplace Mental Health Training for Managers is an evidence-based, online program that teaches leaders supportive strategies that improve employee mental health and well-being. 

Upcoming conferences and events


April 2024

Wednesday, 4/3, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Monday, 4/29, 9:00am-12:00pm
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Learn more about our work

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Explore professional development opportunities, the latest updates from the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and the Occupational Public Health Program, a research snapshot, and upcoming occupational health-focused events.

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The Oregon and the Workplace blog features the latest from OccHealthSci research, professional development opportunities, and valuable insights from disciplines associated with occupational health, safety, and well-being.

Listen to the What's Work Got To Do with It podcast.


The What's Work Got to Do with It podcast, produced by OccHealthSci, brings together occupational health, safety, and well-being experts to discuss the latest topics relating to worker health, well-being, and safety in Oregon and beyond.