General Information

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.

  • Date
  • Type
  • Title
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.


Feb 01, 2016
Stress and Corrections: Addressing the Safety and Well- Being of Correctional Officers (PDF)

This article, presented by y Diane Elliot, Kerry Kuehl, Mazen El Ghaziri and Martin Cherniack, is from the American Correctional Association.

Source: ACA

Dec 01, 2013
Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines

The BOP's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are made available to the public for informational purposes only. Proper medical practice necessitates that all cases be evaluated on an individual basis and that treatment decisions be patient-specific.

Source: BOP

Jan 01, 2013
NIOSH Topic Page: Correctional Health

Health, mental health and substance abuse problems often are more apparent in jails and prisons than in the community. Incarcerated men and women are often diagnosed with health, mental health, and substance abuse problems after receiving care from a correctional health provider.

Source: CDC

Aug 01, 2009
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Correctional Health Care Workers

NIOSH's new web page addresses special health and safety concerns related to health care workers working in correctional facilities.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2007
Health in Prisons: A WHO guide to the essentials in prison health (PDF)

The World Health Organization provides this 2007 guide based on the experience of many countries in Europe and the advice of experts which outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and staff.

Source: WHO

Mar 01, 2005
New Approaches to Staff Safety (PDF)

This manual addresses: use-of-force continuum; crisis prevention; self defense and physical fitness; oleoresin capsicum; body protection; safety in the office; protection from disasters; arrest, search, and seizure; field work; canine considerations; scenario training; and critical incidents.

Source: National Institute of Corrections

Jan 01, 2003
AIDS Precautions - Correctional Institutions

HIV/AIDS precautions fact sheet for correctional institutions

Source: CCOHS