Aerosol Science Laboratory (Volckens)
The Aerosol Science Laboratory located in EH 110 is a newly-renovated 500 square ft facility for research in
aerosol science. The laboratory features a laminar flow hood, ceiling-mounted overhead ventilation,
purified gas and vacuum delivery, and a host of aerosol equipment, including: a Grimm Scanning Mobility
Particle Sizer, several aerosol photometers, a TRICal flowmeter, a Nano-MOUDI II cascade impactor,
a 1200º C muffle furnace, as well as numerous pumps, filter cassettes, and aerosol generators.
Ergonomics Laboratory (Rosecrance) The Ergonomics Research Laboratory is dedicated to the study of occupational injuries and illnesses. The laboratory has state of the art motion analysis equipment, electromyography instrumentation, data loggers, and nerve conduction equipment. The laboratory is used for teaching exposure assessment methods, job simulation studies, and biomechanical analyses of occupational activities. This laboratory also has a non-linear digital video suite for the production of digital training materials. The laboratory is equipped with the Multi Media Video Task Analysis (MVTA), Ovako Working Posture Analysis System (OWAS), ErgoMaster, ErgoIntelleigence and ManneQuinPRO softwares for assessment of work task variables and design. Spike-Two, Excel, JMP, SAS, and Word are available to students for data collection, data analysis and report writing. An eight channel EMG unit is available for laboratory experiments and for data collection during work simulations. Electrogoniometers are also available to simultaneously measure joint displacements during EMG and force measurements. Portable EMG data loggers are available for the measurement of muscle activity at the work site.
Health and Safety Consultation Laboratory (Sandfort) This laboratory is located in rooms 113, 113A and 113B. It is dedicated to the support of Industrial Hygiene and Safety professionals who provide technical consultation to small businesses throughout Colorado. The laboratory is stocked with state-of-the-art sampling and evaluation equipment for gasses and vapors, particulates, noise, non-ionizing radiation, ventilation and other chemical and physical agents. Specialized safety equipment includes stop-time monitors for mechanical power presses and extensive electrical test equipment. The lab also includes spirometry and audiometry instrumentation. While this inventory supports field work, it is also available to students for hands-on learning experiences.
Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (Reynolds) The industrial hygiene laboratory located in EH 112 is dedicated to fundamental industrial hygiene research with specific emphasis on agricultural health and safety. Sampling equipment is available for both real time monitoring of airborne contaminants and integrated sampling of dusts, gases, microorganisms, and physical agents. Equipment includes low and high volume pumps (personal and area), Marple cascade samplers, N6 Anderson samplers, cyclones, IOMs midget and micro-impingers, and calibration devices. Major equipment in this laboratory include: A BioTek FLX800TBIE Fluorescent microplate reader, a Grimm Model 1.108 aerosol monitor with isokinetic probe, Two DataRams and two HAM aerosol monitors, a Mettler MX5 Balance, 2 Qtrak Plus meters, a biological safety cabinet, a chemical hood, an ultra-low temperature freezer, as well as several incubators, dessicators, microscopes, shaker, centrifuge, and Spirometrics 2500 Spirometer.
Ventilation Laboratory (Reynolds) The ventilation laboratory located in EH 116 is used primarily for equipment storage and wind tunnel experiments. The wind tunnel has a 1 m by 1 m cross section and is approximately 3.1 m long with access points along the side. Air is drawn through the tunnel by a 5 hp, backward curved airfoil fan. Wind speed in the tunnel is adjusted with a variable speed controller for the fan motor. Aerosol generators include a Wright dust feed, an NBS generator, a TSI Model 3400 A fluidized bed aerosol generator, and several Collison-type nebulizers.
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) is on of 10 national centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The mission of HICAHS is to sustain the human resources of this unique high plains intermountain Region VIII, and reduce morbidity and mortality in the agricultural population. Housed in a land grant institution, HICAHS is well positioned to translate research knowledge into community action. Collaborating with a strong network of community partners, such as Cooperative Extension, 4-H, Tribal Nations Colleges, the University of Utah NIOSH ERC, Salud Family Health Clinics, Pinnacol Insurance, Producer Associations, and academic and community partners, HICAHS conducts research, education, and outreach projects addressing high priority needs including: Hispanics, Native Americans, Children, and the Disabled; and prevention of respiratory disease, pesticide exposure, and injury from livestock, ATVs, and tractors. HICAHS also provides small pilot grants and research support for graduate students. Dr. Reynolds is Director.
Colorado State OSHA Consultation Program The United States Department of Labor funds Health and Safety consultation services for small businesses in all 50 states. In Colorado, consultation services are provided through Colorado State University. Our program is committed to providing comprehensive safety and health solutions for small businesses throughout Colorado. A hallmark of the Industrial Hygiene Training program at Colorado State University is the opportunity for students to interact with practicing professions and participate in field studies and applied occupational health and safety research. The OSHA Consultation Program, directed by Del Sandfort, is one of the original and most highly regarded programs in the country. Many MS students complete a graduate level independent study course (variable credit) that involves assisting the OSHA consultants with field investigations. The outreach efforts of the Consultation Program also provide numerous opportunities for class studies and student research and the program provides support for one student each year.
Mountains & Plains Education and Research Center - The Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) is one of 17 Education and Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (CDC/NIOSH). Spanning from the borders of Canada to Mexico, the MAP ERC will help to meet the occupational health education needs of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Sound Dakota. The mission of the MAP ERC is to improve occupational and environmental health and worker safety through education, research, and public health partnership. The major objective of the Center is to educate trainees in five graduate and post-graduate programs at University of Colorado and Colorado State University. Multidisciplinary educational opportunities teach how to address real-world problems facing industry, labor, workers, and communities. The MAP ERC works in partnership with public health and other community stakeholders.
Department Contact Information:
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-7038
Fax: (970) 491-2940