NIOSH Announces the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) for October 2008, Invites Abstracts of Presentations


NIOSH Update:

Contact: Christina Bowles (202) 245-0633
December 6, 2007

The Fourth National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, NOIRS 2008, will be held on October 21-23, 2008 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is co-sponsoring the event with the National Safety Council and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. NOIRS serves as a national forum for the presentation of the latest findings and methods in occupational injury research.

The symposium will cover topics that cut across all industries and include, but are not limited to, surveillance of fatal and non-fatal injuries, intervention evaluation, prevention through design, engineering/technology, research to practice, workplace violence, motor vehicle safety, fall prevention research, machines and industrial vehicle safety, high risk and vulnerable workers, emergency response, and the economics of injury prevention. Researchers interested in presenting at the symposium are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words or less by Monday, March 3, 2008.

To recognize excellence in the field of evaluation studies, NOIRS 2008 is holding an international contest to recognize outstanding evaluation studies of interventions designed to prevent work-related injuries. Winners will receive travel assistance, an award plaque and the opportunity to share evaluation research experiences in a special session of the Symposium. To learn more about the contest visit The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2008.

Graduate students interested in attending and presenting at NOIRS 2008 are eligible to compete for the NOIRS 2008-Liberty Mutual Best Student Paper Award. Awardees will be provided with travel support for NOIRS 2008 and will present their work in a special concurrent session during the Symposium.

To learn more about NOIRS 2008, including how to submit abstracts and find out more about the intervention evaluation contest and the NOIRS 2008-Liberty Mutual Best Student Paper Award, visit the NIOSH web site at or call toll-free 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) . More information about NIOSH research on traumatic occupational injuries, including past NOIRS symposiums, is available at

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