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James P. Keogh Award for Outstanding Service in Occupational Safety and Health

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Background

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to recognize one current or former NIOSH employee each year for exceptional service to the field of occupational safety and health. This award honors the contributions made by public health workers who fight long odds to achieve safer and healthier workplaces.

James P. Keogh, MD was a tireless advocate for worker safety and health who died in June 1999 at the age of 49. His earliest work in academic medicine identified dimethylaminopropionitrile as the causal agent in an outbreak of bladder neuropathy in the 1970s. Dr. Keogh was able to make this determination because, unlike many of the clinicians initially contacted by the workers, he took their complaints seriously and applied clear public health principles to his investigation. Throughout his life, he listened carefully to workers, characterized hazards and diseases, and then fearlessly worked to identify compensation for the individual and prevention strategies for others. Dr. Keogh was instrumental in the inclusion of construction workers in the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health lead standard, a full decade before the Federal standard did the same. He was a leading medical educator who always focused on the need to incorporate clinical compassion with public health prevention. His most outstanding legacy, however, was his fierce determination to put knowledge into practice to benefit the worker.

James P. Keogh Award Winner for 2013

Award Announcement Winner Michael Attfield:
Print or view program for 2013 ceremony. This is in brochure format, so please print pages 1&2 and 3&4 back-to-back (in landscape) and then fold into a booklet.

Previous James P. Keogh Award Winners

2012 Award Announcement Winner Alice Suter:
Print or view program for 2012 ceremony. This is in brochure format, so please print pages 1&2 and 3&4 back-to-back (in landscape) and then fold into a booklet.

2011 Award Announcement Winner Linda Rosenstock:
Print or view program for 2011 ceremony. This is in brochure format, so please print pages 1&2 and 3&4 back-to-back (in landscape) and then fold into a booklet.

2010 Award Announcement Winner James W. Collins:
Print or view program for 2010 ceremony. This is in brochure format, so please print pages 1&2 and 3&4 back-to-back (in landscape) and then fold into a booklet.

2009 Award Announcement Winner: John Howard

2008 Award Announcement Winner: Mitch Singal

2007 Award Announcement Winner: Steven Sauter

2006 Award Announcement Winner: Marilyn Fingerhut

2005 Award Announcement Winner: Rosemary Sokas

2004 Award Announcement Winner: Dawn Castillo

2003 Award Announcement Winner: James A. Merchant

2002 Award Announcement Winner: Philip J. Landrigan

2001 Award Announcement Winner: William Edward Halperin

2000 Award Announcement Winner: Richard A. Lemen

 


 
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