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National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

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Contest for Occupational Injury Intervention Reports

Finding Out What Works (or Doesn’t)!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored a contest to recognize outstanding evaluations of interventions designed to prevent work injuries. Two winning papers and two honorable mention papers were selected for presentation at the NOIRS 2008 Conference.

Winning Papers

"Evaluation of a Community-Based Effort to Reduce Blueberry Harvesting Injury", by John May, Lynae Hawkes, Amanda Jones, Patrick Burdick, Barbara Ginley, Blanca Santiago, and Michael Rowland

Affiliation: John May, Lynae Hawkes, Amanda Jones and Patrick Burdick are with the Northeast Center for Agricultural Health Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown, New York. Barbara Ginley, Blanca Santiago and Michael Rowland are with the Maine Migrant Health Program, Augusta, Maine.

"A randomized-controlled intervention of machine guarding and related-safety programs in small metal-fabrication businesses" by David L. Parker, MD, MPH; Lisa Brosseau, Sc.D.; Yogindra Samant, MBBS, MPH; Min Xi, Ph.D, MPH; Wei Pan, Ph.D.; Dave Haugan, BS; and The Study Advisory Board*

Affiliation: Drs. Parker and Xi and Mr. Haugan are with the Park Nicollet Institute. Drs. Brosseau and Pan are with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Samant was with the Park Nicollet Institute and is now with the Norwegian Authority of Labor Inspection, Trondheim, Norway.

*Study Advisory Board (in alphabetic order):
Tom Ajax, E.J. Ajax and Sons; Robert Durkee, Minnesota OSHA; Denny Earley, IUE Local 1140; Robert Fischer, Boker’s, Inc; Joe Fredcove, Hennepin Technical College; Dentely Haugesag, Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development; Jerry Johnson, Lovegreen Industrial; Shale Juster, Juster Industrial; Jim Krueger, Minnesota OSHA; Elbert Sorelle, University of Wisconsin at Stout.

Honorable Mention

"Comparison of Anti-Vibration Interventions for Use with Fastening Tools in Metal", by Dale AM, Rohn AE, Shannon W, Standeven J, Patton A, Dods B, Kilwin J, Hoeckelman L, Braunschweig L, Kick T, Burwell A, Evanoff B

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis

"Prevention of traumatic nail gun injuries in apprentice carpenters: Use of population-based measures to monitor intervention effectiveness", by Hester J. Lipscomb, James Nolan, Dennis Patterson, and John M. Dement

Affiliation: Hester Lipscomb and John Dement are with the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center. James Nolan and Dennis Patterson are with the Carpenters District Council of Greater St Louis and Vicinity, St. Louis, Missouri