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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.

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Jan 29, 2019
Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe)

https://www.servestudy.org/

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.

Source: SERVe

Dec 17, 2018
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review

https://www.britsafe.org/campaigns-policy/not-just-free-fruit-wellbeing-at-work/

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

Dec 17, 2018
Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work

https://osha.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/documents/EC_GUIDE_STRESS_MSD_WEB.pdf

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.

Source: EU-OSHA

Nov 26, 2018
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources

http://www.safebuildalliance.com/resources/mental-health-suicide-prevention

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

Nov 06, 2018
The Work-Life Imbalance Report (Workfront, April 2015)

https://www.workfront.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/04/workfront-work-life-imbalance-report.pdf

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.

Source: Workfront

Oct 29, 2018
Workers Using Prescription Opioids and/or Benzodiazepines Can Face Safety and Health Risks

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2018/10/26/worker-opioid-use/

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.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 29, 2018
Health Risk Calculator - Center for Health, Work & Environment

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CHWE/Community/Pages/Health-Risk-Calculator.aspx

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.

Source: CHWE

Oct 26, 2018
Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-101/

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.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 27, 2018
Podcast Series: “What’s Work Got to Do With It?”

https://soundcloud.com/occhealthsci

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.

Source: OccHealthSci

Aug 16, 2018
Prácticas recomendadas para programas de seguridad y salud

https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/

OSHA ha actualizado recientemente la Guía para los programas de seguridad y salud que lanzado por primera vez hace 30 años, para reflejar los cambios en la economía, los lugares de trabajo, y la evolución de las cuestiones de seguridad y salud. Los métodos recomendados presentan un enfoque paso a paso para la implementación de un programa de seguridad y salud, construido alrededor de siete elementos básicos que componen un programa exitoso.

Source: OSHA