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The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is housed within Oregon Healthy & Science University. Our mission improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational health research. We explore a range of questions with regard to work-related injury and disease, and develop evidence-based strategies to prevent these negative outcomes and improve the health of workers. We actively engage with community organizations, businesses, and stakeholders through Total Worker Health to improve workplace safety, health, and well-being.

What's work got to do with it‪?‬ OccHealthSci at OHSU

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The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is housed within Oregon Healthy & Science University. Our mission improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational health research. We explore a range of questions with regard to work-related injury and disease, and develop evidence-based strategies to prevent these negative outcomes and improve the health of workers. We actively engage with community organizations, businesses, and stakeholders through Total Worker Health to improve workplace safety, health, and well-being.

    Part 3.2 Three Decades: Meet the Scientist

    Part 3.2 Three Decades: Meet the Scientist

    What's Work Got To Do With Institute Researchers?
    Guests: Drs. Steven Shea, PhD, Caren Weinhouse, PhD, Andrew McHill, PhD, Charles Allen, PhD and Suzanne Mitchell, PhD
    Hosts: Sam Greenspan, MPH and Helen Schuckers, MPH

    As part of our Three Decades at the Institute Series, we wanted to highlight two special episodes where we highlight out scientist. We dive into the research of five basic scientists within our institute that conduct studies in areas related to sleep and shift work and its' impact on safety and health, as well as their research looking at the adverse effects of occupational exposure.

    Our guests include Drs. Steven Shea, PhD, Caren Weinhouse, PhD, Andrew McHill, PhD, Charles Allen, PhD and Suzanne Mitchell, PhD. Learn about their research into areas of sleep, such as circadian rhythms and cardiovascular risk, the synchronicity of circadian rhythms impact on overall health, and understanding why insufficient sleep and being awake during the night leads to poorer health and impaired cognitive function. Also, we explore the factors that influence decision making that may impact our health and safety, as well as the epigenetic responses to environmental cues or stressors.

    To learn more about OccHealthSci's research areas and our Institute Scientists, visit: www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-o…-sciences/research
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    We want to hear from you on workplace topics that you would like us to learn more about. Email us at occhealthsci@ohsu.edu.

    Visit www.ohsu.edu/occhealthsci, subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace blog or follow-us on our social media channels at www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci or twitter.com/ohsuocchealth to stay updated on current research, resources, news, and community events

    • 41 min
    Part 3.1 Three Decades: Meet the Scientist

    Part 3.1 Three Decades: Meet the Scientist

    What's Work Got To Do With Institute Researchers?
    Guests: Drs. Leslie Hammer, PhD, David Hurtado, ScD, Emily Huang, PhD and Kent Anger PhD,
    Hosts: Sam Greenspan, MPH and Helen Schuckers, MPH

    As part of our Three Decades at the Institute Series, we wanted to highlight two special episodes where we feature our scientists. In this episode, we learn about how four Institute scientists are improving workplace safety, health and well-being. Our guests include Drs. Leslie Hammer, PhD, David Hurtado, ScD, Emily Huang, PhD, and Kent Anger PhD.

    Their areas of research range from studying leadership and management supportive supervisor behaviors, peer support and injury prevention for nurses in rural hospitals around Oregon, safety climate and culture in all types of industries, as well as Total Worker Health intervention programs.

    To learn more about OccHealthSci's research areas and our Institute Scientists, visit: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/research
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    We want to hear from you on workplace topics that you would like us to learn more about. Email us at occhealthsci@ohsu.edu.

    Visit www.ohsu.edu/occhealthsci, subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace blog or follow-us on our social media channels at www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci or twitter.com/ohsuocchealth to stay updated on current research, resources, news, and community events.

    • 41 min
    Safety Climate

    Safety Climate

    What's Work Got To Do With Safety Climate?
    Guests: Dr. Emily Huang Ph.D. (OccHealthSci), Dale Lindstrom (DeWitt Construction) and Demetra Star(Fortis Construction)

    Safety Climate is a snapshot of an organization’s perceived “state of safety,” at a point in time. Across many industries, a positive safety climate is associated with fewer accidents, higher job satisfaction, less turnover, and greater worker well-being. By measuring safety climate, organizations can identify behaviors, beliefs, and values of workers and consider how the workplace can support positive safety and health decisions while managing productivity demands.

    On today’s episode, we will hear from our Institute’s Safety Climate lab led by Dr. Emily(Yueng Hsiang)Huang, PhD. Learn about safety climate, the difference between safety climate and culture, as well as research and consulting opportunities to help assess and improve workplace safety in your workforce.

    The second half of our podcast is a round table discussion with two of the Safety Climate Lab’s research partners, Dale Lindstrom from DeWitt Construction Demetra Star from Fortis Construction. Dale and Demetra share how their organizations are addressing safety climate in their workforce and their experience working with the safety climate team.

    Learn more about Dr. Emily Huang's Safety Climate Lab: www.bit.ly/3f7hXat
    Our blog about our safety climate partners: www.bit.ly/3jCZ1m1
    Research and consultation with the safety climate lab: www.bit.ly/2BAsEVf
    Tools and toolkits from OHWC: www.YourWorkpath.com
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    We want to hear from you on workplace topics that you would like us to learn more about. Email us at occhealthsci@ohsu.edu.

    Visit www.ohsu.edu/occhealthsci, subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace Blog at https://blogs.ohsu.edu/occupational-health-sciences or follow-us on our social media channels: facebook.com/occhealthsci.ohsu, twitter.com/ohsuocchealth to stay updated on current research, resources, news, and community events.

    • 46 min
    Changing a Toxic Workplace Culture

    Changing a Toxic Workplace Culture

    What's Work Got To Do With Changing a Toxic Workplace Culture?
    2020 Spring Symposia Speaker: Gian Lozano, MSW, MBA
    Narrator and Moderator: Helen Schuckers, MPH and Nichole Guilfoy

    Gian Lozano's talk, "Changing a Toxic Workplace Culture" was given at our May 2020 Spring Symposium, where speakers picked up where the Spring 2019 symposium left off and continued with a deeper dive into specific lessons and tips for effectively addressing and preventing workplace aggression in all industries and discussed practices and strategies to prevent, identify and safely mitigate aggressive behavior and violence in the workplace. The goal of the symposium was to discuss job and industry risk factors of workplace aggression and to provide guidance for workplaces.

    Gian Lozano is the High Reliability Administrative Director at Veterans Affair (VA) Portland and has had a passion for developing behavioral solutions for organizations spanning over twenty years. His MBA and MSW degrees have provided the skillset and knowledge needed to help increase profitability through improved employee engagement. His work at Eli Lilly and Co. involved improving mental health treatment teams, which directly impacted over 100,000 clients. Recent projects include executive and managerial consulting for organizations affected by toxic work cultures. This has resulted in increases in employee’s morale, reductions in operational costs, as well as, reductions in bullying, incivility, turnover and absenteeism.

    For additional resources and information related to workplace violence, visit the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health's Administration Workplace Violence page at: www.osha.gov/workplace-violence

    To view Gian Lozano's talk and presentation slides from the 2020 Spring Symposium, visit: https://www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/workplace-aggression-preventing-relational-aggression

    Learn more about our 2020 Fall Symposium, "Worker Health: Work as a Social Determinant of Health" and access previous symposium recordings by visiting: www.ohsu.edu/oregon-institute-o…ining-and-symposia. Our virtual 2020 Fall Symposium will take place on Friday, November 13, 2020.

    • 57 min
    Part 2: Three Decades at the Institute

    Part 2: Three Decades at the Institute

    What's Work Got To Do With Three Decades at the Institute?
    Guests: Chuck Easterly, Michael Wood and Kathy Nishimoto
    Hosts: Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD, MS, MSc and Helen Schuckers, MPH

    On Part 2 of our Three Decades at the Institute series, we highlight stakeholders in our community that have been critical and important in the development of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences research directions, as well as outreach and education programs through the years. These stakeholders include State of Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA) and SAIF, Oregon’s largest workers’ compensation provider.

    Each of these stakeholders have also contributed to guidance and development of Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence that is housed at the institute.

    On today’s episode, we will be interviewing Kathy Nishimoto who represents management from MLAC, Michael Wood, the administrator of Oregon OSHA, and Chuck Easterly who previously served as a Director for SAIF's Safety and Healthy Workplace Center.

    Each one of these guests have also served or are serving as an active member of the institute’s and/or OHWC board, and we greatly appreciate their efforts to support the work that we do here. We look forward to sharing more information on each of these organizations.

    02:15 - Chuck Easterly (Retired, Director for SAIF's Safety and Healthy Workplace Center, SAIF)
    29:05 - Michael Wood (Administrator, Oregon OSHA)
    42:22 - Kathy Nishimoto (Representing management, MLAC, )


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    We want to hear from you on workplace topics that you would like us to learn more about. Email us at occhealthsci@ohsu.edu.

    Visit www.ohsu.edu/occhealthsci, subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace blog or follow-us on our social media channels at https://www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci or twitter.com/ohsuocchealth to stay updated on current research, resources, news, and community events.

    • 50 min
    Part 1: Three Decades at the Institute

    Part 1: Three Decades at the Institute

    What's Work Got To Do With Three Decades at the Institute?
    Guests: Drs. Peter Spencer, PhD, FANA, FRCPath, Steven Shea, PhD, Kent Anger PhD
    Hosts: Sam Greenspan, MPH., Dr.Anjali Rameshbabu, PhD, MS, MSc, Helen Schuckers, MPH

    We want to celebrate with our listeners three decades of research in occupational health and safety advancements here at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences. Our newest podcast episode is a part of a three episode series. In Part 1: Three Decades at the Institute, we dig into our history, how the institute got started and how it has evolved. Our podcast guests include Drs. Peter Spencer, Ph.D, FANA, FRCPath, Steve Shea, Ph.D. and Kent Anger, Ph.D. You may even get some insight about the history of the half head statue outside of the Richard Jones Hall building at OHSU.

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    We want to hear from you on workplace topics that you would like us to learn more about. Email us at occhealthsci@ohsu.edu.

    Visit www.ohsu.edu/occhealthsci, subscribe to our Oregon and the Workplace blog or follow-us on our social media channels at https://www.linkedin.com/company/occhealthsci or twitter.com/ohsuocchealth to stay updated on current research, resources, news, and community events.

    • 43 min

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I am highly imptressed by the planning, the depth of information and the importance of the topics in these podcasts. Congartualtions to Helen, Anjali and Sam at OHSU's Occ Health Sci.

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