Improving Worker Health & Safety


November 2013
Health Links Advisors with Salida Family Dentistry: Michelle Haan, Lizzy Sinatra, Shantel Eggleston, Dr. Keith Wilken
Save the Date!
The Rocky Mountain Academy will host its annual Occupational & Environmental Medicine Conference at the Anschutz Medical Campus
January 31 - February 1, 2014
This year's theme: "Emerging Issues and Other Occupational and Preventive Medicine Matters."
To register for this event, please click here.  

National Worker Health & Safety Conference


Save the date !

 When: December 11 & 12, 2013 

Where: Baltimore, MD



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Fukushima - a Second Chernobyl? A nuclear accident workshop

Summer 2014


Save the date for this exciting workshop!


Born in Vienna, Austria, Georg Steinhauser studied chemistry at the University of Vienna and changed to Vienna University of Technology for his PhD in radiochemistry. Since 2013, Steinhauser works as an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. Since 2011, the envriomental impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident has become his main research topic.


The accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was one of the biggest environmental disasters in recent years. Parallels between the nuclear accidents of Fukushima and Chernobyl have often been drawn. Both accidents have been rated on the INternational Atomic Energy Agency's International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) as a "Major Accident" as INES 7 - the maximum of the scale. However, are the accidents as comparable as suggesed by this rating? Both nuclear accidents exhibit some interesting similarities and differences, which shall be compared in this workshop.

  • The DOE Scholars Program is now open for application - click here to get details & to apply
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a Senior Nuclear Medicine Technologis click here for more details.
  •  The Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences as an opening for a post-doctoral research fellow to examine exposure to cookstove emissions in Honduras. Click here for more details.
  • The Department of Health Services is looking for a Health Physicist for their Inspection Unit. Apply today, just click here.
Lee Newman

At the Intersection of OSH and Public Health 


Although we occupational health and safety professionals have a strong affinity for others who work in our respective fields, it's worth remembering the OSH "lives" in the broader world of public health.


On November 3-6, a number of MAP ERC Faculty and trainees attended the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Boston. Sightings included Lorann Stallones, Lili Tenney, Kaylan Stinson, and Natalie Schwatka (apologies if we missed some of you among the 14,000!).


APHA, with about 55,000 members, carries some significant weight when it formulates new policies and engages in efforts to educate and influence policymakers in Washington. I'd like to highlight for you 6 of the policy statements ratified by APHA that directly apply to OSH. Please click here to continue reading.


In the Spotlight
Ethan Moses, OMR

Congratulations to our Occupational Medicine Resident Dr. Ethan Moses.


Ethan has been named the newest Director of the Center for Occupational Safety and Health at Denver Health.


We are so excited to see Ethan step into this new role and look forward to seeing all of the great things he will accomplish while he is there.


Keep up the great work!

Continuing Education News & Updates
Dave Gilkey, Director of CE

We are pleased to announce that we held our first ergonomics training program in-person course on Nov. 14th, 2013. Dr. Gilkey presented "Office Ergonomics" to 5 attendees with various backgrounds and experiences for a half day class at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The feedback from the class was positive and it was a great kick-off to our initiative for offering more in-person courses to local professionals. Our next course begins in late February with Dr. Thomas Johnson offering a Health Physics Certification review course.


We would love to continue to offer great courses for our local professionals, so if you have an expertise and would like to offer a workshop style, in-person course through the MAP ERC, please contact Lili Tenney or Dr. Gilkey.

Healthy Businesses Lead to Healthy Communities
Michelle Haan

Bringing Wellness to the Mountains 


Since the launch of the Health Links ColoradoTM program in July, we have handed out 10 Healthy Business Certifciations to businesses with <500 employees and have had 10 businesses with <50 employees engage in our Kick-Start Funding program.


Our Kick-Start program, focuses on providing smaller companies with starter money to help start or improve a worksite wellness program. These businesses apply for the grant funding on our website and meet with the Health LinksTM team for one-on-one advising to make sure that the right foundation is in place to create a sustainable program for their employees.


On November 13, 2013 we had the pleasure of driving to Salida, CO to meet with 5 businesses in our Kick-Start Funding program. We met with a variety of employees and employers from owners of consulting firms to the front desk receptionist at the local family health clinic. These businesses are using their money to provide anything from healthy food in their breakrooms to conducting ergonomic assessments and trainings for the workplace.


The beautiful mountain town of Salida is already an active community with its biking and hiking trails and proximity to ski slopes, but with a new focus on worksite wellness across the state, Salida has found that keeping the employees of their local businesses healthy and safe will go a long way to keeping their community healthy and safe.



We look forward to our next adventure of bringing wellness to work.


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