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NIOSH to Highlight Research at the Annual Meeting of the APHA 2014

November 14, 2014
NIOSH Update:

Press Contact: Stephanie Stevens (202) 245-0641

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will participate in the 142nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) taking place November 15–19 in New Orleans. See the information below for more details about NIOSH and partner presentations.

Monday, November 17, 12:46 – 1:02 PM
3269.0 Remember History: Worker Health & Safety in the U.S. and Across the Globe
Alice Hamilton and the Illinois Survey 1910-1911: Shifting paradigms in documenting workplace disease
Leslie A. Nickels, Ph.D. (NIOSH)

Monday, November 17, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
3294.0 ATOD Student Poster Award Showcase: Alcohol & Tobacco
Law enforcement officers’ involvement level in hurricane Katrina and alcohol use
Sarah Cercone, M.P.H. (SUNY at Buffalo)

Monday, November 17, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
3384.0 Vulnerable Workers: Addressing Hazards in their Workplace
Impact of small business OSH challenges on Latino immigrant health outcomes
Thomas Cunningham, Ph.D. (NIOSH)

Tuesday, November 18, 9:34 – 9:50 AM
4061.0 Thinking Outside the H&S Box
Developing indicators on how work affects people’s health at the community level: Addressing a need within the annual county health ranking report
Jeffrey Shire, M.S. (NIOSH)

Tuesday, November 18, 4:50 – 5:10 PM
4448.0 Chemicals and Occupational Health Risks
Breast cancer research priorities using occupational populations
Robert Park, M.S. (NIOSH)

Tuesday, November 18, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
4394.0 100 Years of OHS history, plus Topics Involving Workers in Louisiana
When OSHA sparked a movement: Living histories and lessons for today
Jane Thomason (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Tuesday, November 18, 5:20 – 5:30 PM
4449.0 Workers with Unique H&S Situations
Integrating job health and safety as a critical life skill in high school programs
Diane Bush, M.P.H. (University of CA, Berkeley)

Wednesday, November 19, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
5016.0 Interesting OHS Topics IV
Improving workers’ access to resources through collaborations: Phase II
Michael Flynn, M.A. (NIOSH)

NIOSH is the Federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. It was created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information about NIOSH can be found at