Best Practices

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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Dec 30, 2019
A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide

National Public Radio's Morning Edition presents this story about how RK, a construction company, has made advances by prioritizing the importance of mental health and suicide prevention strategies.

Source: NPR

Dec 30, 2019
The Value of Worker Well-Being

This article in 2019 Public Health Reports by Jerome M. Adams addresses the value of worker well-being.

Source: Public Health Reports

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 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

Aug 22, 2019
Mental Illness and the Workplace

This article, written by Theresa Agovino for the August 3, 2019 SHRM newsletter, discusses how companies are ramping up their efforts to navigate the mental health epidemic.


Aug 22, 2019
Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers

This Harvard Business Review addresses the important role managers play in assisting employees and organizations address better work-life balance, citing the work of OHSU's Dr. Leslie Hammer and others.

Source: Harvard Business Review