2011 NORA Manufacturing Sector Conference: Partnerships to Improve Occupational Safety and Health


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Call For Presentation and Poster Abstracts
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CALL FOR PRESENTATION AND POSTER ABSTRACTS. Deadine Extended to June 30, 2011.
 
The NORA Manufacturing Sector Conference: Partnerships to Improve Occupational Safety and Health

The NORA Manufacturing Sector Council and the University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Education and Research Center request abstracts for presentations and posters for the NORA Manufacturing Sector Conference: Partnerships to Improve Occupational Safety and Health to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 7- 8, 2011. The goals of this conference are to provide opportunities for occupational safety and health stakeholders, practitioners, researchers, labor organizations and policy makers from public and private organizations to:

  • Identify the greatest opportunities to reduce injuries, illnesses, hazardous exposures and fatalities in the manufacturing sector.
  • Share information about innovative research and successful partnerships in manufacturing.
  • To explore potential research collaborations and partnerships to improve occupational safety and health.

Guidelines: Abstracts should focus on projects that address the partnership theme of the conference, describe moving research findings into workplace practice, and one or more of the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda goals listed below:

  • Reduce the occurrence of occupationally related:
    • injuries and fatalities due to contact with objects and equipment
    • injuries and fatalities resulting from falls
    • musculoskeletal disorders
    • hearing loss
    • respiratory conditions and diseases
    • cancer
    • injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among understudied and vulnerable populations/health disparities
    • injuries, illnesses and fatalities in small businesses in manufacturing
    • catastrophic incidents such as explosions or structural failures
  • Enhance the state of knowledge related to emerging risks to occupational safety and health

Presentations and Posters will be directed to a broad audience of policymakers, stakeholders and researchers with diverse interests and disciplines. Please focus on the practical importance of your research and keep discussion of research methods simple and concise. Presentations of research in progress and ideas for future research are encouraged, if the abstract describes needed partners and their potential roles.

NORA National Manufacturing Agenda goals: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/councils/manuf/pubprod.html

Submission: The deadline for submission is June 30, 2011. Abstracts should be sent electronically to mailto:NIOSH-OSHAedcenter@uc.eduLimit the body of the abstract to 500 words.

  • Include the Title (in bold), authors (last name, first, initial), author affiliation(s)
  • Briefly state goal(s) of the work, the methods used and the results/conclusions, and potential partners
  • For studies that have not been completed, briefly state possible outcomes
  • List the specific NORA National Manufacturing Agenda goals the work applies to.
  • If the presenting author is a new investigator (5 years or less from last awarded degree) please state that you are a New Investigator so that the abstract is considered for the New Investigator Award.

Acceptance: Notices of acceptance will be forwarded by July 15, 2011. Abstracts will be accepted based on their relevance to occupational safety and health research, including moving research into workplace practice, the theme of the Conference, the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda goals and, if necessary, the order of submission. Content that is overly commercial will not be accepted. At least one author is required to register for the Conference in order for their presentation or poster to be accepted.

Questions: Contact Michael Baskett, NORA Manufacturing Coordinator at mbaskett@cdc.gov or 513-533-8153.