A wave of emotions swept over me as I read the University’s notice that we would no longer be able to hold in-person events larger than 75 people due to COVID-19. This news would inevitably threaten the long-anticipated 12th annual Research Day Symposium, an event that the Center for Health, Work & Environment had been planning for an entire 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.
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.
How did Rebecca find her way to the MAP ERC’s OHP program? From a young age, Rebecca knew she wanted a career where she could help people (although the job titles she considered changed on a weekly basis). “I became interested in the field of OSH as a way to improve employees' experiences at work.”
Jaime helps lead the Center’s team in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico, using environmental health practices and a Total Worker Health® approach to develop and implement evidence-based, practical solutions to improve the health and well-being of the workers. “I tried to separate environmental and occupational health my whole life,” Jaime said, “but work is just too important.”
From universities training professionals in health and safety; to organizations like Health Links™ mentoring employers and workplace champions; to professional organizations adopting principles and marketing them to their members; the interest in TWH is growing.
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.
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.