Total Worker Health® & Well-being

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.

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Nov 25, 2019
Professional Safety: Oregon Organizations Collaborate to Move the Needle Toward Total Worker Health

In this article from the November 2019 issue of the American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Safety Journal, three members of the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance provide an update on the work of the alliance, includ-ing development of a total worker health training curriculum designed for OSH, workers’ compensation, and human resources practitioners and professions.

Source: ASSP

Nov 25, 2019
Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (including the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center), Oregon OSHA and SAIF Corporation signed the first state-wide Alliance in 2017. Visit this site to learn more about the Alliance and current activities.

Source: OccHealthSci

Nov 25, 2019
OccHealthSci 2019 Fall Symposium: Substance Use and the Workplace

This Nov. 15, 2019 symposium presented the current knowledge regarding substance use (cannabis, alcohol, opioids, and other substances) and its impact on workplace safety and employee health. Visit the page for access to handouts and recorded webinars.

Source: OccHealthSci

Oct 29, 2019
The Journey to be Well: Implementing Total Worker Health in Eugene, Oregon

This article published in the October, 2019 issue of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Synergist describes how the City of Eugene, a Total Worker Health Affiliate, approaches safety, health and well-being.

Source: AIHA

Oct 29, 2019
A Report of Findings to Direct the Development of National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention: Executive Summary

The ultimate purpose of the exploratory analysis is to guide the development an interactive, accessible and effective on-line tool designed help employers and others achieve a “zero suicide mindset” and implement best practices to reduce the tragedy of suicide, as prepared by American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and United Suicide Survivors International.

Source: Workplace Suicide Prevention

Sep 30, 2019
New Illicit Drug Tool-Kit for First Responders

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) this month released a new virtual Tool-Kit and provides resources to help keep these workers safe when arriving on scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 27, 2019
From Consciousness to Conscience. The Convergence of Sustainability and Industrial Hygiene

This article from the Synergist, a publication of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, addresses the convergence of sustainability and industrial hygiene, and relates to current discussions on Total Worker Health.

Source: AIHA

Sep 27, 2019
The Society for Financial Awareness

The Society for Financial Awareness is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation. Our Mission is to provide financial education across America, one community at a time. SOFA provides no cost financial planning resources to individuals, groups and workplaces, and includes state-wide chapters.

Source: SOFA

Aug 26, 2019
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Resources

MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Find resources related to mindfulness on this site, including no-cost guided meditations and podcasts.

Source: MARC

Aug 23, 2019
The role of co-workers in preventing suicide

This brief sheet, created by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, provides basic information to help employees recognize and respond to their coworkers who may be suicidal or at high risk. It also contains a list of relevant resource materials and organizations.

Source: SPRC