NIOSH Presents 2007 Hamilton, Keogh Awards

NIOSH presented its annual Alice Hamilton Award, James P. Keogh Award, and Bullard-Sherwood Research-to-Practice Award yesterday, honoring current or former staffers who made major contributions to the occupational safety and health field during the past year.

"These awards are an opportunity to recognize the dedication and innovation of individuals in the occupational safety and health field," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said. "This year's selections demonstrate the wide scope of research done at NIOSH, ranging from emerging concerns such as the occupational health implications of nanomaterials to safeguarding firefighters and police officers and protecting health care staff."

The Hamilton Award is being presented to four NIOSH technical products from 2006, including: Educational Materials Category, Wiehagen WJ, Robertson SB, Urban CW, Dickerson JP, Peters RH, Vaught C, Mallett LG, Brnich MJ Jr., Conkle R, Cooper D, Thomas D. Roof bolting machine operator skills training for a walk-thru roof bolter: trainer’s guide; Engineering and Physical Sciences Category: Agrawal A, Cronin J, Tonazzi J, McCleskey TM, Ehler DS, Minogue EM, Whitney G, Brink C, Burrell AK, Warner B, Goldcamp MJ, Schlecht PC, Sonthalia P, Ashley K. Validation of a standardized portable fluorescence method for determining trace beryllium in workplace air and wipe samples; and Human Studies Category: Kanwal R, Kullman G, Piacitelli C, Boylstein R, Sahakian N, Martin S, Fedan K and Kreiss K. Evaluation of Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Risk at Six Microwave Popcorn Plants. The Keogh Award for Outstanding Service in Occupational Safety and Health is going to Dr. Steven Sauter for efforts to integrate behavioral sciences into the mainstream of research and practice. The Bullard-Sherwood Award, first given in 2005, is named for Edward W. Bullard, inventor of the hard hat, and R. Jeremy Sherwood, inventor of the personal industrial hygiene sampling pump.

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