Rocky Mountain Center for Occupatonal and Environmental Health.
NIOSH 2000 Sep; :1-116
The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) was established in 1977 in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM), at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The Center was established to provide occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) graduate and continuing education programs, to conduct OEHS research, and accomplish relevant service activities. In 1978, the RMCOEH was designated a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Educational Resource Center (ERC-designation subsequently changed to Education and Research Center) and has continued to be supported by NIOSH since the initial award. This report summarizes activities during the July 1995-June 2000 grant period. Throughout the grant period, the Center provided education, research, and service programs in the four disciplines of occupational medicine (OM), industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), ergonomics and safety (E&S). In addition to these program areas, the Center has a dynamic continuing education (CE) program, with offerings in all four core areas. Center faculty have also presented academic and continuing education courses in hazardous substances (HSAT and HST, respectively). During the 1995-2000 grant years, over 120 students were enrolled in academic programs and 9,873 students attended continuing education programs. During this grant period, a major research program was initiated as a joint effort between RMCOEH and the Florida ERC. Faculty and students of both Centers participated in a study of upper extremity musculo-skeletal disorders in automobile assembly workers in an effort funded by the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers. As follow-up to earlier RMCOEH studies of PM1O and PM2.s particulate .pollution, a national conference to discuss recent and current research was held that was supported by state health agencies as well as industries. Other research efforts are in progress.
Education; Educational-resource-centers; Training; Occupational-medicine; Occupational-medicine-programs; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-nursing
School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Final Grant Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah