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    Do you know what’s in your tap water?Opens in a new window

    Jun 1, 2022
    Public water can have low or undetectable levels of elemental or chemical impurities like metals, pharmaceuticals, household products, disinfectant byproducts, PFAS, and hardness, according to Associate Professor Katherine James.
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    Expect empathy at Encore ElectricOpens in a new window

    May 20, 2022
    Encore Electric, a leading electrical contractor in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, checks all the boxes. Its workforce checks all the boxes for what the CDC considers to be the highest risk individuals for suicide and mental health issues. Males working in construction between the ages of 16-64 years old.
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    Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Walters

    May 19, 2022
    In the newest installment of our Alumni Spotlight series highlighting our graduated trainees, we interviewed Dr. Kevin Walters, an assistant professor of psychology at Fort Lewis College. Walters is a graduate from the MAP ERC's organizational health psychology program and works to empower others to apply psychology to improve their own lives and communities.
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    Mental health matters now

    May 9, 2022
    For many, mental health feels like a private, personal issue. Why bring it up in the workplace? CHWE’s approach to mental health awareness and support is rooted in the understanding that employers have an immense opportunity to impact the mental health of their employees.
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    International research team returns from Guatemala

    Apr 29, 2022
    Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment have completed their first year of data collection for two research grants with agricultural workers in rural Guatemala. The research grants entail three research projects that will span across the next three to five years.
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    ColoradoSPH professor looks at shared leadership in the workplace, uncovering the factors that create organizational change

    Apr 26, 2022
    Most of us are familiar with the concept of micro ergonomics – where machines, the environment, software, and work activities interact with humans. But Natalie Schwatka, PhD, prefers to zoom out a bit further. In her research and graduate instruction, she explores macro ergonomics – specifically how leadership impacts the workplace.
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    Return on investment: Celebrating research from future leaders in occupational safety and health

    Apr 19, 2022
    We don’t often talk about return on investment (or ROI) in academics. We focus on expanding the fields of research, making new discoveries, building capacity, actualizing theories, and engaging communities and individuals in programs. But this past week, the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center and the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of the Colorado School of Public Health, saw a return on the investment it’s made in people – their trainees specifically.
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    Returning to the office and feeling a range of emotions?

    Apr 15, 2022
    Going back into the office can feel overwhelming. Lili Tenney, assistant professor and associate director for outreach and programs for the Center for Health, Work & Environment, discusses how workers and employers are facing this new normal.
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    Trainees take a trip to Fort Carson Army Base

    Mar 29, 2022
    Trainees from our Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) recently took an old-school field trip to Fort Carson Army Base. These types of practical, unique learning opportunities are available in abundance to MAP ERC trainees. Each of the center’s six occupational safety and health graduate programs place great importance on interdisciplinary education and first-hand experiences. Our programs prioritize helping students understand and encounter the roles they could have (or work closely with) after graduation.
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    Colorado is reopening again. But, this time, it feels a little more realOpens in a new window

    Mar 7, 2022
    With 90% of Coloradans immune to Omicron and the state transitioning to an endemic response plan, COVID-19 restrictions are more relaxed than ever. Despite this positive news, public health experts recommend remaining adaptable due to the ever changing nature of the pandemic.
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