Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment have published a paper in Kidney International Reports studying the daily changes in creatinine among sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The study examined the effects of repeated kidney stress from the simultaneous strain of work and other factors experienced by workers during a typical workweek.
There is no denying it—climate change is bringing the heat. If you are one of the many workers in the U.S. or around the world who work outdoors, extreme heat is not just uncomfortable; it can pose a significant risk to your health. For researchers at the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, the connection between climate, work, and health is hitting especially close to home.
34 regional managers from Region VIII of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) participated in a workplace mental health training. Learn what staff and faculty from the Center for Health, Work & Environment and the Department of Family Medicine at the Colorado School of Medicine had to say to them.
The Center for Health, Work & Environment wants to make sure small businesses are not left out of the conversation when it comes to return to work. The Center invited John Dony, senior director of Thought Leadership from the National Safety Council (NSC), to speak to small employers specifically about returning to work after COVID-19.
Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment have published a paper in BMC Public Health studying the profiles of Total Worker Health (TWH) in small businesses. The study, led by a team at CHWE, is one of the first to examine how small businesses operationalize the TWH approach through a business strategy and leadership commitment as well as how organizational climate supports its daily use.
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 Elizabeth Watts, a Total Worker Health® Certificate Program student earning an MPH from the Colorado School of Public Health.
After 12 years, Dr. John Adgate is stepping down as chair of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. He will remain a faculty member for the department and focus on research, teaching and mentoring students.
Dr. Jaime Butler-Dawson, from the Center for Health, Work, & Environment, has received a Career Development Award from the NIH. The three-year K01 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will provides support to examine the environmental determinants of kidney injury in female sugarcane workers and female community members in Guatemala.