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.
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.
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.
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
NIOSH Total Worker Health: Promising Practices from Employers
Promising Practices for Total Worker Health highlights real examples of how employers across the country and from a wide range of industries are taking steps to effectively integrate workplace policies, programs, and practices that protect workers’ safety and health and advance their overall well-being.
Bullying, harassment greatest workplace hazard of our generation
This article addresses the rise and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the importance of safety professionals involvement in establishing prevention programs and practices.
Source: The Safety Standard
How Your Office Space Impacts Employee Well-Being
This article, written by Alan Kohll for Forbes, discusses the important impact the office environment has on employee health and wellbeing.
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review
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
Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work
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.
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.