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SAIF Looks to Collaborate with Oregon State’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program

Team members from SAIF’s safety and health division visited Oregon State’s Environmental and Occupational Health program

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New grant will help OSU researchers find ways to prevent injury in Dungeness crab industry

OSU professors Jay Kim and Laurel Kincl will build on existing research with the Dungeness crab fishing industry, where workers suffer high rates of both fatal and non-fatal injuries, thanks to a grant from the NIOSH.

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Practicing ergonomics at work and home

Associate Professor Laurel Kincl and Assistant Professor Jay Kim in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences discussed proper ergonomics and risk factors in a recent Public Health Insider webcast.

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Study finds Oregon workplace safety monitoring needs to be more timely to help workers

A recent study evaluating the effectiveness of Oregon’s occupational health monitoring system concludes that the state needs to collect and share data about workplace dangers in a more timely, relevant fashion to allow for rapid intervention. Occupational safety and health surveillance is a type of public health surveillance that collects data on work-related fatality, injury […]

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What’s the value of a life?

When Laurel Kincl was preparing to teach her course on occupational safety and health this spring, she came face to face with a couple of unusual challenges.

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Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents.