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Special Journal Issue Highlights Significant Occupational Injury Research Accomplishments


February 11, 2013
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Contact: Christina Spring (202)245-0633

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has joined with the Journal of Safety Research to release a special issue, highlighting research projects presented at the 2011 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS). The special issue provides readers with a broad spectrum of the research projects presented during the symposium, ranging from surveillance work to intervention evaluation projects.

Sponsored by NIOSH, the National Safety Council, and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, the 2011 NOIRS conference highlighted significant advances in the field of occupational safety and health and looks to advance research through partnerships. The fifteen research projects that are highlighted in the issue represent the full scope of the research projects presented at the symposium.

“The special issue of the journal provides an opportunity to highlight research from the latest symposium to a larger audience,” said Dawn Castillo, director of the Division of Safety Research at NIOSH. “As we look ahead to addressing the persistent and the evolving challenges of occupational injury, it is important to continue to share the knowledge being generated and pursue partnerships to tackle these problems together.”

NOIRS is the only national forum focused on the presentation of occupational injury research findings, data, and methods. Since its inaugural meeting in 1997, NOIRS continues to be a valuable forum for occupational injury researchers to share their research, establish new partnerships, and collaborate on future activities.

For more information about NOIRS 2011 and to access abstracts from all of the oral and poster presentations made at the meeting, go to NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. More information can be found at