Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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research on bus drivers

Preventing stress, weight-related conditions among bus drivers

Researchers at OHSU and PSU will enroll about 300 new bus operators from multiple Western U.S. cities to help them be healthy, happy and safe during their first years on the job. An occupational health program previously created by the research team for truck drivers will be tailored for bus operators and integrated with existing new employee training activities.

“Public transportation is an important community service and something that anyone who rides the bus can appreciate,” said the project’s lead investigator, Ryan Olson, Ph.D., an associate professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. The project’s research team members hail from both OHSU and Portland State University.

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