Practitioner Resources

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The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is committed to sharing evidence-based best practices to assist employers, occupational health practitioners, human resources professionals, and others with roles in occupational health and safety. These actionable and educational tools are reviewed and highly recommended by scientists and experts to help organizations and businesses across industries enhance, improve, and create a workplace culture of safety, health, and well-being. We do so by providing web-based, self-paced training modules and printable guides and tools that support workplace safety discussions.

Supportive Workplaces online training

The Supportive Workplaces website is home to the Institute’s publicly accessible suite of evidence-based, online training programs that support safety, health, and well-being through interventions designed to increase employee-supportive behaviors. Our programs offer a computer-based training module followed by behavioral reinforcement tools and templates. 

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Practitioner resource library

In this collection of resources, we cover a wide range of topics related to occupational health. From tips on how to prevent common workplace injuries to guidance on managing stress and maintaining work-life balance, our library has got you covered.

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Featured Training

Workplace Mental Health Training for Managers

Cultivate a culture of support by training leaders in supportive strategies that improve employee mental health and well-being. This training for managers and supervisors includes:

  • Evidence-based content developed by occupational health experts
  • Self-paced, online learning that takes about one hour
  • Two-week behavior tracking tool designed to reinforce learning
  • Downloadable tools and resources for those who wan to learn more

Employees whose managers received the training report:

  • Reduced anger and loneliness
  • Reduced risk factors for poor mental health
  • Improved feelings of support from manager
  • Increased feelings of team cohesion
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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.

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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.