Mr. Timothy D. Read, a PhD candidate at The University of Texas School of Public Health, was presented with an award for an outstanding graduate student paper at the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) recently. Mr. Read is an occupational injury prevention trainee of the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), located at The University of Texas School of Public Health, which is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Read presented a brief version of his paper, titled “The Role of the Safety Professional in Workplace Injury Prevention Research – Will You Be an Advocate?” during the closing plenary session of the symposium and a printed version will appear later in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) journal, Professional Safety.
Mr. Read is a PhD candidate in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences program at the School of Public Health. Under the direction of Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III, he has performed research within the petrochemical industry and on safety and health management systems. His dissertation work centers on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s consultation services.
NOIRS is hosted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) every three-to-four years and focuses on the presentation of occupational injury research findings, data, and methods. This year’s symposium was held May 19–21 at the Camp Dawson Training Center in Kingwood, West Virginia. The award is sponsored by the ASSE and ASSE Foundation.