CROET, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, is dedicated to health and safety in the workforce. Our mission is to promote health, and prevent disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families during their employment years and through retirement. We do so through basic and applied research, outreach and education. Learn about our current news and accomplishments, or delve into our history.
Preventing Illness and Injury
CROET works to prevent illness and injury in partnership with labor, industry, government and the community. As part of Oregon Health & Science University — Oregon's only academic health center — we embrace the university's multifaceted mission of healing, teaching, discovery, and community service to improve the well-being of people in Oregon and beyond. Our publications give a snapshot of some of our many activities that embody this mission.
How We Accomplish This Mission
CROET conducts research, trains health and safety professionals, provides consultation, and offers the public information on occupational health and safety through our CROETweb resource directory and Toxicology Information Center. CROET comprises more than 100 scientists and research staff exploring a range of questions relating to the prevention of injury and disease — and the promotion of health — in the workforce of Oregon and beyond.
CROET is base-funded through Oregon's Workers' Compensation system. We leverage this investment to win highly competitive federal grants that bring in more than twice the dollars provided by the Oregon base funding and thus substantially magnifies our impact on Oregon. While our research receives national and international acclaim, our mission and goal is to create safe, healthy workplaces right here in Oregon. CROET's Advisory Committee under the leadership of OHSU's President and Vice President for Research ensures stakeholder input to the direction of the Center and the use of its state funds. Learn more about our funding from downloadable Annual Reports available on our Publications page.
Learn about CROET and Use Our Services
As part of our outreach, we want you to know about the work we do, and how it benefits workers and businesses in Oregon. We invite you to browse our website, meet our outreach team at conferences, attend our health and safety symposia, consider our scientific seminars sponsored by our research faculty, or visit CROET to learn more and to use us as a resource. But before you look around our website, meet Director Steven Shea.