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.
Dr. Van Dyke is an industrial hygienist, researcher, public health practitioner, and educator. He is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Center for Work, Health & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. His over 20 years of experience has been spent at the academic, community, clinical, and government levels in professional practice, research, education, and policy. Dr. Van Dyke is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is recognized for his contributions related to exposure assessment, occupational beryllium exposure, first responder exposures in clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, indoor air quality, public health aspects of legalized marijuana, and community exposures related to oil and gas extraction. He has given over 50 scientific presentations at local and national conferences and contributed on over 40 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Van Dyke is passionate about evidence-based decision-making and risk communication.
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.