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Find relevant articles, guides and tools to help develop and support a healthier safer and more productive workforce. Topics and resources have been selected and curated to add additional information related to our research priorities, especially Total Worker Health.

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TWH Research Partners

Workplace Programs and Kits


  • Older Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Workers Can Prevent Crashes
    This fact sheet gives employers and workers information on age-related physical and mental changes that may affect older workers’ driving.
  • Healthy Aging for Workers, Anticipating the Needs of an Increasingly Aging Workforce, National Labor College, Silver Spring MD, February 17-18, 2009
    This page provides access to video highlights and presentations from the February 2009 Aging Workforce in Silver Spring, MD.

  • Designing the Age Friend Workplace
    The University of Washington and the Department of Labor & Industries have developed a workshop to help Washington State employers, unions, and organizations prepare for the aging workforce.


  • NIOSH National Center for Productive Aging and Work
    The National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW) seeks to advance lifelong well-being for workers of all ages and supports productive aging across the working life. NCPAW is hosted by the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health®. 

  • Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services
    The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.

  • The Sloan Center on Aging and Work
    To promote quality and choice of paid and unpaid work across the lifespan, with a particular focus on older adults. Through research studies, collaborations with organizations and business leaders, and engagement with an interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners, we bridge the worlds of research and practice.

  • Institute on Aging, Portland State University
    Dedicated to enhancing understanding of aging and facilitating opportunities for elders, families, and communities to thrive.

General Information

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Hair Products and Dyes

General Information

  • Hair Salons: Facts about Formaldehyde in Hair Products
    OSHA and many other federal, state, and non-U.S. government agencies have taken action to address the emerging problem of formaldehyde exposure from hair smoothing products. Some have issued warnings about the products' hazards, and other agencies have identified and acted on violations of labeling rules by manufacturers of hair smoothing products.

  • Hairdressing: Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety (PDF)
    This chapter on safety and health precautions for hairdressers comes from an online book from

  • Dangerous beauty: Salon worker health is in the spotlight
    This article summarizing recent events related to salon safety and health was written by Sarah Trotto and appeared in the September 27, 2015 issue of Safety and Health Magazine.

  • Work-Related Asthma - Asthma Action Plan
    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario notes hairdressers are more likely to develop occupational asthma than many other workers. In addition,many countries have documented an increased risk of work-related asthma for hairdressers and nail technicians.

  • Cosmetology Safety and Health for Teachers
    This website aims to provide pertinent and current safety and health information, resources and tools for Cosmetology teachers and their students, who will be young adult professionals working in salons after their educational program and successful completion of the licensing exam (theoretical and practical components). Relevant program pathways within the career area/cluster of Human Services-Cosmetology include: hair styling, barbering, nail care and skin care.


Oregon and Pacific Northwest

  • Oregon OSHA
    Access help, common resources, education and training and more for Oregon employers and employees.
  • Washington Department of Labor and Industries
    Access safety and health information, resources and technical assistance for Washington employers and employees.
  • Labor Education and Research Center (LERC)
    The Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon has made the resources and expertise of the higher education system available to workers, unions, policy makers, and community partners.
  • Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at University of Washington
    This Center offers financial support to graduate students preparing for careers in occupational health and safety, and continuing education for practitioners in the field.
  • Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition
    The mission of O[yes] is to Prevent injuries and illnesses to young workers through outreach, advocacy, and sharing of resources with young workers, educators, employers, parents, and labor organizations.




  • Sleep research from the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
    Scroll down to Sleep Research to access current research from Institute sleep researchers including lab pages for Charles Allen Lab, Nicole Bowles Lab, Steve Shea Lab, Butler Clock Physiology Lab, Andrew McHill Lab, Steven Shea Lab, and Saurabh Thosar Lab.
  • Sleep: A Health Imperative (2013)
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society have developed this statement to communicate to national health stakeholders the current knowledge which ties sufficient sleep and circadian alignment in adults to health.
  • Epigenetics and Sleep (2019)
    Epigenetics, a new, sometimes called ‘revolutionary’ discipline, helps us describe how our body changes through the years and under the influence of many internal and external factors, as well as our own choices.
  • Sleep and Dopamine (2019)
    This resource describes the role of dopamine as related to sleep, and including tips to sleep better.
  • National Institutes of Health National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
    National Institutes of Health National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.

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Safety, Health & Well-Being Infographics

Online Videos



  • 2018 Work and Well-Being Survey
    The Work and Well-Being Survey provides a snapshot of the U.S. workforce, including employee well-being and attitudes and opinions related to workplace policies and practices.
  • Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout
    Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care.

Programs and Initiatives





Institute Resources

  • Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression, June 7, 2019
    This full-day symposium was sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.
  • Workplace Aggression: Tips for Education and Schools
    In response to our 2019 Spring Symposium, we determined a need to consolidate and curate resources addressing workplace aggression that might be specific to and most useful for those working in education and schools. While this page doesn't completely capture everything available on the topic, it does provide important basic resources.

Research and Oregon-based initiatives