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National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

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Opening and Closing Plenaries

Opening Plenary

The theme for the Opening Plenary focused on “Future Directions in Occupational Injury Prevention Research”. Presentations discussed the changing demographics of the US workforce, trends in employment as well as trends in fatal and nonfatal work-related injuries. Leaders in the field of occupational injury prevention provided perspectives on future directions for occupational injury prevention research in the United States and Canada.

Dawn N. Castillo, M.P.H.
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH

John W. Ruser, Ph.D.
Assistant Commissioner for
Occupational Safety and Health Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor

Y. Ian Noy, Ph.D., CPE
Vice President and Director
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

Benjamin C. Amick III, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Institute for Work and Health—Canada

John M. Howard, M.D.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Closing Plenary

The Closing Plenary focused on "Using Evidence-Based Results to Change Industry Practice".

Moderator: CAPT James Collins, Ph.D., M.S.M.E.
Associate Director for Science
Division of Safety Reserach, NIOSH

Fred Schimmel, B.A.
Engineering Manager
SJC Industries

Hongwei Hsiao, Ph.D.
Branch Chief
Protective Technology Branch
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH

Jim Brinkley
Director, Department of Occupational Health and Safety
International Association of Fire Fighters

Stephen M. Hubbard
Corporate Safety Director
Michele A. Jacobs, B.S.
Corporate Fleet Safety Manager
The Lane Construction Corporation