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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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Jul 17, 2019
Workplace Aggression: Tips for Education and Schools


In response to our 2019 Spring Symposium, we determined a need to consolidate and curate resources addressing workplace aggression that might be specific to and most useful for those working in education and schools. While this page doesn't completely capture everything available on the topic, it does provide important basic resources.

Source: OccHealthSci

Jul 11, 2019
Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool School Buildings


NIOSH developed this tool to help assess areas of dampness in buildings and to help prioritize remediation of problems areas, and as a way to attempt to prevent the development of mold.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 26, 2019
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.

Source: AJMC

Jun 26, 2019
Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for School Boards


Based on these consultation efforts, PSHSA has developed a Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for the Education Sector (School Boards). This resource was created to protect education workers from workplace violence, prevent injuries and consequences resulting from acts of violence, and meet legal responsibilities for ensuring healthy and safe workplaces.

Source: PSHSA.ca

Jun 26, 2019
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019


This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.

Source: OccHealthSci

May 28, 2019
Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk


Colorado nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene, new CU Boulder research finds, concluding that working in a salon is akin to working at an oil refinery or an auto garage.

Source: CU Boulder

May 28, 2019
How mental health checks may help restaurant workers temper destructive stress


The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) shares how after a series of high-profile suicides last year, one restaurant owner in Sacramento, California, decided to confront a problem plaguing kitchens around the country.

Source: PBS

May 28, 2019
Preventing Occupational Exposure to Healthcare Personnel in Hospital and Clinic Settings


llicit fentanyl and its analogues pose a potential hazard to healthcare personnel who could come into contact with these drugs in the course of their work in hospital and clinic settings. This document discusses best work practices, training and PPE to protect employees.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 22, 2019
Fighting Stress in the Law Enforcement Community


This article summarizes research related to stress, and the impact of stress on police and corrections officers, written by Jim Dawson & National Institute for Justice and published: 04/22/2019.

Source: Corrections.com

Apr 09, 2019
CPI's Top Ten De-Escalation Tips


In this post, you’ll find links to each of these tips in case you’d like to bookmark them for future reference. Each post discusses an individual de-escalation tip, shares relevant Crisis Prevention Institute resources that can deepen your understanding of the tip, and includes a handy visual aid that you can feel free to share.

Source: CPI