WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health
November 29, 2017 Ribbon Cutting for the Center of Environmental and Workplace Health, held at the WKU Center for Research and Development
Welcome to the Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH).
Vision: CEWH has a vision to be a leading applied research center for environmental and workplace health, and occupational safety and health in Kentucky and the region. This vision has a focus on student-centered applied research that solves challenges for safer and healthier communities, workplaces, and workers is South Central Kentucky and the region.
Mission: CEWH will solve local and regional challenges in environmental and workplace health, and occupational safety and health through innovative research, education, outreach, and service that creates safer and healthier communities, workplaces, and workers. This mission will focus on student-centered applied research that transfers knowledge into practice.
Location: A distinguishing attribute of the Center is the location in South Central Kentucky, a rural region of the United States. Creation of CEWH provides a unique opportunity to address environmental, occupational, and workplace safety and health issues in rural communities and across the rural to urban gradient. Many safety and health problems are unique to rural communities and pose challenges that will not be solved by research and service in urban centers. Therefore, a key function of CEWH is to provide education, research, outreach, and service that provides solutions to environmental and workplace health issues of rural communities.