National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

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UPDATE – November 4, 2021

NOIRS 2022

NOIRS has been rescheduled from October 19-21, 2021 to May 10-12, 2022 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The abstract and session proposal submission period is now closed. Decisions about whether abstracts or session proposals have been accepted or rejected will be sent out in January 2022. Please check back for updates as planning efforts for NOIRS 2022 progress.

Conference registration will open in mid-January 2022. There is no fee to attend NOIRS.

The NOIRS 2022 conference theme is ‘Preventing Workplace Injuries in a Changing World’.

If you’re interested in learning about emerging issues in occupational safety and cutting-edge occupational injury research findings from leading experts, then NOIRS is for you!

Special Issue of the Journal of Safety Research featuring research from the 2018 NOIRS

A special issue of the Journal of Safety Researchexternal icon featuring select papers from the 2018 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium is available through open access.


The National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) is the only national forum focused on occupational and work-related acute traumatic injury research. NOIRS brings together researchers, academicians, labor union representatives, safety professionals, industry leaders, and students from multiple disciplines and fields to advance the public health mission of keeping workers safe on the job.

NOIRS 2021 is currently planned for October 19-21, 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia. We will assess if we need to change the format of the symposium to a virtual or hybrid event by the end of April 2021. Please check back for updates.

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