Keeping workers and their communities safe, healthy, and productive in the midst of changing work environments.
The Climate Impacts on Worker Health & Safety (CIWHS) Center is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and public health practitioners whose mission is to play a proactive role in identifying and promoting climate-resilient workplaces, workforces, and communities. We are dedicated to keeping workers and their families safe, healthy, and productive by preventing and reducing health impacts from the effects of changing work environments and exposures.
This center emphasizes research and educational opportunities that gather passionate individuals eager to make change in this field. Stay tuned for details on our 2024 symposium.
Miranda Dally, MS is a research instructor and DrPH candidate at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Growing up in the agricultural communities in Northern California, she has seen firsthand the effect climate change has on workers and their communities. As a co-founder of the Climate, Work & Health Initiative she is dedicated to keeping workers and their families safe, healthy, and productive by preventing and reducing health impacts from the changing climate. Her research examines the ways that changing occupational hazards due to climate change affect agricultural worker health and wellbeing, specifically how increases in occupational heat exposure lead to injury, illness, and impact the ability to work. She takes this research into practice by working closely with employees and their employers on ways to protect and sustain the health of workers who are responsible for the global food supply.
Climate and worker health class, runs in the Spring.
Stay tuned for more details on these projects.
The Climate & Worker Health Targeted Research Training (TRT) program supports future leaders in the field of climate and workforce health by receiving high-quality education and research training in addressing the short- and long-term impacts of climate change on occupational health. Trainees in this program will join a forward-thinking faculty and student cohort to address one of the most urgent challenges we face today in public health.