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NSC seeks award nominations to recognize collaboration in occupational injury research

Council to honor research partnerships at the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium in May

Itasca, IL, Nov. 25, 2014 – Occupational injury researchers that will be presenting at the 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium in May are invited to apply for the Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award, sponsored by the National Safety Council. The award recognizes outstanding partnerships that will lead to the end of workplace fatalities and includes a $1,000 prize.

"We know we can achieve great things when we work together toward a common goal," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC. "We also know risk reduction efforts grounded in science can be highly successful. It's important to recognize the individuals and organizations that are collaborating on life-saving research."

Partnerships can be between researchers and other groups or organizations that play a critical role in how research is conducted. These groups or organizations could include employers, workers, labor unions, insurance carriers or health care providers. Individual authors or groups of co-authors must submit and have an abstract accepted for presentation at NOIRS in order to be eligible for the award. The deadline to submit an abstract is December 1, and applications for the award are due March 1.

NOIRS will be held at Camp Dawson Training Center in Kingwood, West Virginia, from May 19-21, 2015. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) hosts NOIRS, which is co-sponsored by NSC and other safety-centric organizations. NOIRS provides a forum for researchers and others to share findings and methods related to traumatic occupational injury.

About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health Magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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