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Iowa: New Listserv Builds State-Based Occupational Safety and Health Capacity

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, recently launched the MidwestON Listserv to help facilitate future development of a formalized Midwest Occupational Network (MidwestON) for Midwest states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

The goal of the listserv is to build state-based occupational safety and health capacity by promoting multi-state collaborations and other activities among public health departments, community partners, occupational epidemiologists, worker-related nonprofits, worker organizations, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), NIOSH-funded centers, and academic institutions within the Midwest region.

The listserv is also intended to be a conduit for the dissemination of meeting announcements, grant funding opportunities, travel and training resources, occupational health intern programs, and recent developments and findings in occupational health.

The listserv is moderated by Dr. Bill Field (bill-field@uiowa.edu), professor of occupational and environmental health. Dr. Field will approve list member subscriptions as well as approve messages for occupational health-related appropriateness before they are posted to the list.

Individuals working in occupational safety and health who are interested in joining the list may subscribe to the listserv.

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