Workers' Compensation

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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Oct 29, 2018
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.

Source: CHWE

Jul 26, 2018
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Opioids

The effects of opioid use and misuse are not isolated to work or home environments, and the potential for addiction may be preceded by injuries that happen in the workplace, with the consequences affecting both an individual’s working life as well as their home life.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Workers' Compensation Division Information for Injured Workers

The page addresses questions and answers regarding on-the-job injuries and lists contacts and resources for employees.

Source: Oregon WCD

Jan 18, 2017
Study links severe injuries among overweight, obese workers to higher workers’ comp costs

Study links severe injuries among overweight, obese workers to higher workers’ comp costs.

Source: NSC

May 01, 2016
Adding Inequity to Injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job

The failure of many employers to prevent millions of work injuries and illnesses each year, and the failure of the broken workers’ compensation system to ensure that workers do not bear the costs of their injuries and illnesses, are truly adding inequality to injury.

Source: DOL

Jan 01, 2014
Workers' Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

The purpose of this document is to help public health researchers and practitioners, particularly those in occupational safety and health, to broaden their understanding of workers’ compensation insurance.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2013
NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS)

The mission of the CWCS is to use workers’ compensation data to prevent and reduce the severity of workplace injuries and illnesses.


Jun 01, 2012
What Happens If I'm Hurt on the Job?

A guide to Oregon's workers' compensation benefits, rights, and responsibilities provided by the Department of Consumer and Business Services Workers' Compensation Division.

Source: Oregon WCD

Jul 01, 2010
NIOSH Publication No. 2010-152: Use of Workers' Compensation Data for Occupational Injury & Illness Data

The Workers’ Compensation Data Use Workshop was convened to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the analysis of WC data in order to help reduce the risks of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Source: NIOSH