Research

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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Aug 26, 2019
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Resources

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/default.cfm

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 22, 2019
Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers

https://hbr.org/2019/08/better-work-life-balance-starts-with-managers?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=hbr

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

Mar 18, 2019
NIOSH Science Blog: Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2019/02/05/stress-interventions/

This Blog summarizes stress interventions delivered in the workplace and that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® in 2018.

Source: NIOSH

Feb 21, 2019
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6745a1.htm?s_cid=mm6745a1_w

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."

Source: CDC

Dec 17, 2018
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review

https://www.britsafe.org/campaigns-policy/not-just-free-fruit-wellbeing-at-work/

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

Jul 26, 2018
NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-152/pdfs/2018-152-508.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2018152

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program seeks to improve the design of work, work environments, and management practices in order to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. This short document summarizes goals and strategies of the program.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 19, 2018
Issue #56: Supervisor Support Training Makes a Difference for Worker Well - being

https://www.uml.edu/docs/56_HammerSupervisorSupportTraining_FINAL_tcm18-290095.pdf

The article appears in CPH News and Views, from Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, as contributed by Leslie Hammer, Associate Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

Source: UML

Apr 30, 2018
2018's Most and Least Stressed States

https://wallethub.com/edu/most-stressful-states/32218/

Certain states have contributed more than others to elevating — or decreasing — stress levels in the U.S. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 38 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life.

Source: WalletHub

Dec 27, 2017
Burnout may help determine sleep quality, job performance among nurses: study

http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/16456-burnout-can-determine-sleep-quality-job-performance-among-nurses-study

A recently released study has linked sleep disorders and burnout to certain aspects of shift work among nurses, as reported in this article by Safety + Health.

Source: NSC

Dec 01, 2017
Gallup Blog: Want Better Health? Do What You Do Best Every Day

http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/221246/better-health-best-every-day.aspx

This Gallup Blog describes the the association between skill utilization and employee health with healthy behavior as a mediator, as descried by NIOSH and Gallup Daily tracking.

Source: Gallup