2019 EHS Operational Excellence Conference

Joshua Scott, Instructor, Associate Director for Education; Environmental Health and Occupation – Colorado School of Public Health


Joshua Scott, Instructor, Associate Director for Education; Environmental Health and Occupation – Colorado School of Public Health SA

In the Center for Health, Work and Environment, Josh leads a team of dedicated health and safety experts aimed at delivering world-class learning opportunities for professionals responsible for occupational health protection and health promotion. The center's continuing education program is responsible for local, regional, national and international conferences, online courses, webinars and in-person and web-based trainings. Josh also teaches graduate-level courses and seminars in Total Worker Health® leadership, interdisciplinary learning, occupational stress management and workplace well-being.


Josh was previously a consultant for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, where he led a team of researchers to investigate and produce guidance on conformity assessment of personal protective equipment (PPE), wildland fire fighter exposures, and products and standards guidance. Josh was also a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, teaching health education, nutrition, stress management, and exercise physiology. While teaching, Josh spent his summers directing a youth adventure camp across the Colorado Front Range. He is a former college athlete, avid outdoorsman, and passionate advocate for healthy workplaces. He holds graduate degrees in exercise science and holistic health. He is currently a doctoral candidate in health science from Western Michigan University.


His research interests include Total Worker Health Interventions, Interdisciplinary Health Collaboration, Wildland Fire Fighter Exposures and Conformity Assessment of Personal Protective Technologies.


He received his B.S. in Physical Education and Biology Education from Western Michigan University in 2007 and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Holistic Health from Western Michigan University in 2009.

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