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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."
Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe)
The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe) was funded by the Department of Defense and active from 2013 to 2018. This website includes no-cost Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training that was developed through this research project.
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review
Examining current literature on occupational health and wellbeing, Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work seeks to define ‘wellbeing’ in workplace contexts, exploring the term’s varying connotations and applications. Published December 2018 by British Safety Council. Registration required for free document download.
Source: British Safety Council
Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work
Tailored to the needs of micro and small businesses, the guide suggests a straightforward five-step process for improving the work environment to tackle work-related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders, as provided by EU-OSHA.
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources
SafeBuild Alliance has completed an Oregon OSHA training grant designed to educate construction workers on mental health and suicide prevention. Funded at the end of 2017, this grant was awarded to provide information to construction workers and their families about how to get help and how to intervene.
Source: SafeBuild Alliance
The Work-Life Imbalance Report (Workfront, April 2015)
This survey was conducted online within the United States between February 3-5, 2015 among 2,016 adults (aged 18 and over), among whom 610 were employed full time in a typical 9-5 schedule, by Harris Poll on behalf of Workfront via its Quick Query omnibus product.
Workers Using Prescription Opioids and/or Benzodiazepines Can Face Safety and Health Risks
The opioid crisis that faces the nation has a great impact on workers and NIOSH has a comprehensive program to address opioids in workers. One issue of concern is workers who use prescription opioids and/or benzodiazepines for medically appropriate reasons.
Health Risk Calculator - Center for Health, Work & Environment
Prioritizing worker health, safety, and well-being is good for employees and their employers. Our research has found that when employees' health improves, workers' compensation costs go down. Find out how much your organization could save by investing in worker health and safety.
Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers
Naloxone is a very effective drug for reversing opioid overdoses. NIOSH developed this information to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid overdose and help them decide if they should establish a workplace naloxone availability and use program.
Podcast Series: “What’s Work Got to Do With It?”
This podcast series will dig into some of the science behind the biological impact of our environment, how conditions like work hours, occupational stress, and workplace safety can affect our health and what we can do to prevent negative consequences and promote well-being.