Practitioner Education

Our outreach program includes educational opportunities, especially for safety and health professionals, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, human resources and wellness professionals, and others looking for research informed learning offerings. This includes:

  • Symposia
    Designed for employers and practitioners who work in the field, including those representing worker compensation providers and regulatory agencies, to support and guide Oregon workplaces.  Most offerings are also useful to those from outside Oregon. Learn more: see what is coming next  and watch recordings from past events.
     
  • Oregon Total Worker Health® Alliance Webpage. As one of three partners within the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance, we create and present virtual and live curriculum based on TWH concepts. Learn more.
     
  • Occupational Health Psychology and Total worker Health Summer Institute. In odd years we offer the Occupational Health Psychology and TWH Summer Institute as a three day live or virtual educational opportunity combining research and practice. Learn more and watch recordings for past years'  institutes.
     
  • What's Work Got to Do With It? Podcast addresses current occupational safety, health and wellbeing topics and discusses the public health significance of occupational health in an effort to make science broadly accessible, featuring Institute scientists and staff.  Listen to podcasts.
     
  • COVID conversations were recorded during 2021 with safety, health and well-being representatives from ten different industries (e.g., hospitals, restaurants, manufacturing, urban parks, poultry processing) to reflect on the challenges they met during the pandemic. Watch COVID Conversations on our Oregon Healthy Workforce Center YouTube channel.

Related to these programs are outreach activities that contribute significantly to education.  These include the Oregon and the Workplace blog, our Facebook and Linked In pages, our twitter feed, and the Occupational Health Resource Center and Directory.