Who we are


The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health is one of 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® and houses the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center, one of 18 centers of its kind supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Our mission is to advance worker health, safety, and well-being. ​   

We educate future leaders, conduct research, and design practical solutions to occupational health and safety challenges with our partners. We use a Total Worker Health approach in all that we do, by prioritizing safety, first and foremost, while striving to improve overall worker health.

What we do


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    Climate Impacts and Solutions for Outdoor Workers

    Nov 17, 2022
    Increasingly hotter temperatures indoors and out can also amplify existing injuries and illnesses for workers with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, David Shapiro summarizes a session on the climate crisis and its impacts on outdoor workers.
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    Preventing Suicide and Protecting Mental Health in the Construction Industry

    Nov 15, 2022
    There is a mental health epidemic going on in the construction industry. People working in construction are nearly 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, David Shapiro summarizes a session on suicide in the construction industry.
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    Student Spotlight: Julia Beckel

    Nov 11, 2022
    One of the many ways we work to protect workers is through educating and training future leaders in occupational safety and health. As part of our Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Julia Beckel, MS, a Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center trainee earning a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University.
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