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Employers have an important role to play in helping their team members identify and manage end-of-year stress. And even though traditional routines may not be possible this year, there are several things organizations can do to continue to put their employees first.
Although we were unable to celebrate in-person, this year’s virtual annual event aptly honored the award winners and finalists for their achievements in workplace health, safety, and well-being.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Our center has been a proud NIOSH-funded center since 2007. Explore the diverse group of students and workers that have benefited from NIOSH's support through our Center.
A team from the Center for Health, Work & Environment completed a multi-year research project with practical applications for small businesses. Small business leaders learned how to promote healthy workplace practices and culture with a Total Worker Health approach.
Our center stands on three pillars: Research, Education, and Practice. One of the many ways we strive to protect workers is by educating and training future leaders in occupational health and safety. As part of our Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Jillian Moore, a Master's candidate in our Industrial Hygiene program based at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
In a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment examine the effectiveness of Total Worker Health interventions in an international context.
Three groups from the Colorado School of Public Health have been awarded a $3 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of air pollution and climate on the kidney health of sugarcane workers in Guatemala.
If you are in academia, you already understand the value of a person like Carol Brown. Research and educational programs are only as good as their design. You may have an intriguing hypothesis, quality instructors, strong syllabi, proper funding, and high enrollment, but without proper design and evaluation, your initiatives will not be successful.
Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals can help small construction firms build safety into their worksites, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agua, suero, descanso y sombra. These words hang on the wall of the sugarcane company clinic in Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala. The sign translates to water, electrolytes, rest, and shade. Lyndsay Krisher, however, is not in the clinic. She is out in the field coordinating a team before they begin their field research with sugarcane workers.
COVID-19 has highlighted something Dr. Gwen Fisher has always known to be true; worker health and well-being is important. Gwen has been the program director for the Occupational Health Psychology program at the MAP ERC, housed at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, for over six years.
Getting workers back is important to reviving the economy, but most important is keeping them safe.
A study to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on workers in Colorado found that workers who perceive their workplace as strong health and safety climates, reported better wellbeing.
Employers have an important role to play in helping their team members identify and manage end-of-year stress. And even though traditional routines such as holiday parties, gift exchanges, and company bonuses may not be possible this year, there are several things organizations can do to continue to put their employees first.
There was no path for Brian Williams outside of medicine. As he saw it, from the view of his small town in Mississippi, he could be a doctor, a teacher, or a lawyer, and he chose doctor. Yet in many ways, Brian now finds himself operating as all three of those roles.
Liliana Tenney reflects on the struggles she and all working mothers have faced during the pandemic and what employers and families can do to better support them.
Ngozi Obi, with her wealth of medical expertise and experience, is bringing her passion for health from Nigeria to the Certificate in Total Worker Health® at the MAP ERC as an occupational resident.
Each year, Health Links celebrates Colorado employers committed to workplace health, safety, and well-being. Although we were unable to celebrate in-person, this year’s virtual event aptly honored the award winners and finalists for their achievements in the workplace while providing attendees the opportunity to network and gain inspiration from other employers pursuing health and safety in their workplaces.
On October 6, the Center for Health, Work & Environment hosted its first annual partner awards ceremony to honor the commitment and achievements of some of its key partners.
From the snowy slopes of the Colorado ski industry to local government and NGOs, David Shapiro has been building a foundation for understanding and supporting the employee experience. Learn how Health Links' program manager draws from his own background to support the Healthy Workplace Network.
In spite of a global pandemic, many colleges and universities across the United States are gearing up for the fall football season. While this slice of normalcy may be comforting, it could also come at an enormous cost – the well-being of the student athletes.
Thanks to the research, discoveries and persistence of individuals like Dr. Lee Newman, OSHA has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry.
For the second year in a row, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has demonstrated the state’s commitment to worker health, safety, and well-being by proclaiming August 20th Total Worker Health® Day.
Design and merchandising student enters public health to design ergonomic clothes, including face masks, that fit every body.
Diana Jaramillo shares her journey from environmental field research to the Center for Health, Work & Environment's International Total Worker Health® team.
Our partners at Pinnacol Assurance asked experts to weigh in on whether or not it's OK to use air conditioning at work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Understanding the need for new approaches and tools to increase employee attention and retention in safety training. Highlights from the Rocky Mountain Safety Conference.
Dr. Laura A. Linnan, senior associate dean for academic and student affairs at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, visited us in Colorado to present her research on the changing nature of work in the U.S.
One in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, yet we’re loath to talk about mental health in the workplace. The stigma of mental illness keeps us silent. And silence stunts healing.
Amanda Kujawa, our Center's resident green thumb, gives her perspective for the positive impact indoor plants can have during self-isolation and her recommendations for plant types and care.
Joelle Wedel has helped the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP) screen over 22,000 former Department of Energy Workers since 2005.
Aboard the USS George Washington in 2014, Nuclear Machinist Mate 2nd Class Anna Deak was checking items off a list. Her tasks never crossed her mind as having anything to do with safety.
Our Center has spent the last eight weeks in a collaborative effort responding to the evolving circumstances of the pandemic and minimizing the risk of disease transmission among workers at Pantaleon, their families, and the communities where they live and work.
Read about how Dr. Mike Van Dyke, our Center's Continuing Education Director became a SWAT team-chasing, meth-cooking, bill-writing industrial hygienist.
A new grant from the CDC will continue to fund research and training to improve worker health, safety, and well-being.
A new study from the Center for Health, Work and Environment suggests that the interaction between occupation and pre-existing risk factors put sugarcane workers at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin.
ColoradoSPH alumni working in healthcare wanted hospitals to practice what they preach when it comes to junk food – and now some are.
“I’m a complex-problem junkie... The kinds of problems that we have to solve in public health, you can’t solve with a pure linear approach,” says Lee Newman, director of the Center for Health, Work & Environment at ColoradoSPH.
Lee and his colleagues continued to build the scientific evidence for tougher regulatory standards that keep workers safe.
Applying her research out in the community and working with people are her favorite parts of the job.
A new study from ColoradoSPH researchers found that these health factors significantly affected women but not men.
Specializing in occupational medicine allows Dr. Keteyian to help others surmount adversity and regain sense of identity.
Close to 160 people gathered at the 10th annual Research Day Symposium on April 5 to network and learn about student research in environmental and occupational health.
On National Equal Pay Day, April 10, Dr. Stefanie Johnson from the CU Boulder Leeds School of Business shared her insights about gender bias in the workplace and what to do about it.
Gov. Jared Polis proclaimed August 15th Total Worker Health® Day. As part of the celebration, Health Links™, based in the Center for Health, Work, and Environment, announced the healthiest places to work in Colorado.
Lee Newman has gone from bench to policy change on the topic of beryllium exposure. Now, his research, mentorship, and role as CHWE director have earned a CU Distinguished Professorship.
Since its launch in 2017, 10 healthcare practitioners have earned a Certificate in Total Worker Health. Their training now allows them to branch out beyond the clinic and advocate for disease prevention for their patients.
Lee Newman and Liliana Tenney, of the Center for Health, Work & Environment, wrote for NIOSH Science Blogs on the role veterinarians have in combatting opioid abuse in both clients and colleagues.
Even if businesses have limited resources to devote to safety and health programs, they can still improve the health and safety culture of their organizations.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade partnered with the Center for Health, Work & Environment to develop a toolkit to help companies in integrating outdoor recreation into the workplace.
The commercial cannabis industry continues to grow in Colorado and nationwide, demanding the need for a new workforce to be trained in occupational safety and health. Our center offers online training through its continuing education platform and is in the process of developing a more extensive training in the next year.
An estimated 9.6 million American adults suffer from a serious mental illness —that is 1 in 5 adults. Mountain and rural communities, ski towns specifically, have significantly higher rates of suicide compared to the national average.