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Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury, Second Edition is, thoroughly updated from its first edition, provides information to assist in anticipating the potential for disease or injury, recognizing occupational diseases and injuries, evaluating relevant data, and designing and implementing control measures.
OHS/HIIT Digital Technology Award Contest
The APHA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Section and the Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) Section seeks submissions of digital mixed or multimedia video presentations that represent the communication, delivery or recognition of occupational safety and health topics or products for the OHS/HIIT Digital Technology Award at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2012.
The purpose of the contest is to challenge designers, engineers, and information technology professional to develop a short presentation with the best or most attractive use of technology and digital video media that communicates, describes, delivers, trains, raises awareness, connects or collects - occupational safety and health, OHS issues or products. The presentations should be attuned to OHS information and utilize digital technology, social media, video, promotional and communication techniques. The best presentations will be able to reach OHS/Public Health audience and beyond.
The presentations should cover one or more of the following topic areas:
Ergonomics; Industrial Hygiene/Exposure Assessment or Hazard Control; Worker Training/ Education; Occupational Health Policy; Occupational/Industrial Safety; Cleaner Production/Pollution Prevention; Occupational/Industrial Psychology; Work Organization; Control/Hazard Banding; Prevention through Design; Occupational Medicine/Nursing; Occupational Epidemiology; or Other Occupational Safety and Health Related (e.g. economics, sociology, information technology).
The presentations should be between 2 - 15 minutes and designed for display on a LCD display monitor with or without sound. The presentations will be reviewed by the OHS/HIIT Award Committee and selected winners will be announced in September 2012. The criteria for selection are: 1) quality of design and use of technology; 2) ability to reach beyond OHS audiences; and 3) potential contribution to the field.
The first place winner will be awarded Admission to the APHA 2012 Conference. Depending on the number of submissions, there will also be awards for second place and most creative presentation. An LCD monitor will be dedicated to showcasing the presentations at the OHS booth in the Exhibition Hall of the APHA Section and SPIG Pavilion throughout the conference.
Please forward presentations to:
Walter Jones, MSc, CIH
Chair OHS Section
905 16th Street, NW