Study examines link between truck drivers health and probability of crashes.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) serves as a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-supported education and research center, serving HHS Region 8 (which includes Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado).
Our center is dedicated to protecting workers and their environment through interdisciplinary education, research, and service.
RMCOEH was established in 1977 to meet the need for comprehensive occupational and environmental safety and health programs in the West. RMCOEH became a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-sponsored education and research center (ERC) in 1978.
- Comprehensive occupational safety and health degree programs.
- Continuing education, hazardous substance training, OSHA, and outreach courses.
- Research to improve the safety and health of workers.
- Numerous presentations at regional, national, and international meetings annually.
- Service to over 1,100 Utah, regional, and national companies and government agencies.
RMCOEH is housed in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine within the School of Medicine. RMCOEH also has components and faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering), Department of Economics (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences), Departments of Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (School of Medicine), the School of Business, and College of Mines.
In The News
Dr. Matthew Thiese and other researchers from RMCOEH examined the link between the health of truck drivers and the likelihood of them being involved in a crash . This extensive study examined 13 medical conditions among nearly 50,000 truck drivers. For more info, please see the video and news story from Fox 13 in Utah or listen to his radio interview on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 from Vancouver, BC.
Results from a study led by Dr. Hegmann and colleagues to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine show that people who have risk factors for heart disease are several times more likely to have shoulder and rotator cuff issues.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
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With a slew of college graduates entering the work-force, what jobs are (and aren't) worth applying for? Three of top ten are safety and health related. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Sometime in the early 2000s, before public health officials realized the true scope of what was happening, the number of deaths from drug overdoses crept past gun deaths, then surpassed traffic fatalities, then continued to rise.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine