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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.

RMCOEH provides:

  • 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.

 

Latest News

Industrial Hygiene Program Named #3 in Nation by MPH Online
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Jun 09, 2019

Industrial Hygiene Program Named #3 in Nation by MPH Online

SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2019—MPHOnline, the online authority for master's of public health degrees ranked University of Utah's Industrial Hygiene (IH) program as #3 in the nation. In order to create a ranking that reflected the needs of students, MPHOnline used three criteria: 1) alumni salary, 2) cost, and 3) reputation. The IH program was praised for its multidisciplinary approach, incorporating engineering, epidemiology, ergonomics, toxicology, biostatistics, management, and more. MPHOnline also noted that the IH program offers substantial real-world experience with employers, as well as an emphasis on research. Congratulations to the IH program!... Read More

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Adherence to Evidence-Based Guidelines Improves Outcomes and Sharply Lowers Costs for Low Back Pain
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Apr 08, 2019

Adherence to Evidence-Based Guidelines Improves Outcomes and Sharply Lowers Costs for Low Back Pain

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SALT LAKE CITY, April 8, 2019—New research performed at the Worker's Compensation Fund (WCF) Mutual Insurance Company led by investigators at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational Environmental Health, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, finds that adherence to evidence-based medicine guidelines for low back pain (LBP) is associated with faster resolution of symptoms and decreased worker's compensation costs.... Read More

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$8.43 Million Training Grant Awarded
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Aug 22, 2018

$8.43 Million Training Grant Awarded

SALT LAKE CITY, August 22, 2018—The University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), the first Statutorily Established Occupational Health Center in the U. S., has won a $8.43 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to continue training graduate students and conducting research in occupational safety and health.... Read More

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Donald C. Sinclair, II, J.D. presenting  “Epidemiology in the Courtroom: Determination of Causation in Medicolegal Proceedings.
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Apr 10, 2018

Donald C. Sinclair, II, J.D. presenting “Epidemiology in the Courtroom: Determination of Causation in Medicolegal Proceedings.

On April 10, 2018, the RMCOEH Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds was held at the WCF, with Donald C. Sinclair, II, J.D. presenting “Epidemiology in the Courtroom: Determination of Causation in Medicolegal Proceedings. Mr. Sinclair holds a J.D. from West Virginia University, and is of Counsel at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Wheeling, WV. Mr. Sinclair concentrates his practice on occupational and environmental litigation in the energy and transportation sectors. ... Read More

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