Through our Pilot Project Program, the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, has supported external research in the areas of
workplace safety and well-being. Until its final run this year, the Program had annually funded up to two pilot projects at $25,000 each for a one-year period.
Proposals to the Pilot Program have aligned with OHWC's theme and goals as a NIOSH Center of Excellence. Specifically, they encompass a Total Worker Health® perspective, addressing occupational health, safety, & personal well-being, and implementing intervention strategies for a healthier and safer workforce and organizational culture. In addition to a strong research design with a significant applied focus, proposals have addressed strategic goals in a NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sector area.
For a description of our recently funded pilot projects, see below.
Please Note : OHWC's Pilot Project Program has ended, the 2015-2016 cycle being our final. We are no longer accepting applications to this Program. Should changes occur in the future, we will update this page.
of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention on Hospice Care Worker Safety and
[Lorann Stallones & Morgan Valley, Colorado State University]
Test the feasibility of a brief mindfulness intervention to improve safety performance and well-being among hospice workers.
- Nursing Students' 1st Entrée into Clinical Rotations: Initial Behaviors Addressing Shift Work, Sleep, and Safe Practice
[Patricia Butterfield, Washington State University]
Describe nursing students' sleep patterns and perceptions of safe practice during their first semester of evening clinical rotations.
- Total Worker Health among New Nurses: An Instrument Development Study
[Janessa Graves, Washington State University]
Identify recently licensed nurses' understanding of risks associated with their employment, describe actual occupational health risks among RNs, and develop an instrument to measure TWH among recently graduated nurses.
- Be Active, Work Safe: A Novel Program for People with a Disability
[Laurel Kincl & Simon Driver, Oregon State University]
Improve the health and safety of workers with a disability through the development, testing and dissemination of a web-based intervention that integrates basic occupational health and safety skills into an evidence-based health promotion model.
Family-Supportive and Safety-Supportive Supervisor Behavior Training in Corrections Personnel
[Charlotte Fritz & Leslie Hammer, Portland State University]
Conduct a trial of a family-supportive and safety-supportive supervisor behavior training to reduce employee stress, and increase employee work-life balance, well-being, and safety and health behaviors.