August 8, 2016

OHP Summer Institute


6th Annual Health Psychology (OHP) Summer Institute

Navigating Healthy Workplaces: Risks, Perils, and Opportunities

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax July 17-20th, 2017 The OHP Summer Institute is an interactive and intensive 3-day conference in which international experts in occupational health present on issues related to worker health and safety. Based on input from our community partners and researchers, we have developed a program that covers topics such as bullying, resilience, assessing risk and vulnerabilities, PTSD, chronic pain, and engaging a healthy and productive workplace.
This event brings together academics and practitioners to discuss critical issues involving the well-being and effectiveness of workers and organizations.
Who should attend?
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Wellness Coordinators
  • Occupational health nurses and physicians
  • Human resources, benefits, and training managers
  • Union representatives
  • Faculty and graduate students studying or interested in OHP
  • Workers’ compensation consultants

To register for the OHP Summer Institute, click here.

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The Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute (OHP-SI) began through discussions among scholars at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, Portland State University in Portland, OR, and Dr. Joe Hurrell, a pioneer on workplace health and stress at NIOSH.

Its intent was to create an platform where researchers and practitioners can learn about the latest research, share the best research and practice with topics addressing safety climate, psychologically healthy workplaces, resilience, stress, employee health, work-life balance, civility, developing successful interventions, and developing effective leaders.


The OHP-SI locations alternate between the west coast (Portland) and the east coast (Nova Scotia).

The institute attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world with topics ranging from safety climate, psychologically healthy workplaces, and stress, to employee health and the work family balance.

The SI emphasizes sharing of research and practice.

We’ve had 5 very successful OHP-SI, and are looking forward to our upcoming institutes.



Future OHP-SI’s

Save the date! …for the upcoming 6th annual OHP-SI hosted by the CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Halifax in July 17 – 20, 2017

It will be held in Portland, OR in 2018.



Thanks to our past sponsors of this event: CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Saint Mary’s University, Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Saint Mary’s University.


Click here for more information on the Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute.