NIOSH director to share experiences on moving research into practice to protect worker health

November 7, 2014 (Toronto, Ontario)— Moving research into practice through concrete and practical solutions, recommendations and interventions is essential to both occupational health and safety researchers and policy-makers if they hope to achieve their shared vision of preventing work-related injuries, disease and death. Just how to do that effectively remains an ongoing challenge within the health and safety system.

For 20 years, Dr. Paul Schulte, director of the Education and Information Division at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has been rising to this challenge. NIOSH is the United States agency that conducts work injury and illness prevention research aimed at protecting the country’s 155 million workers. Schulte’s division, responsible for knowledge translation at NIOSH, develops and evaluates policies, training methods, communications strategies and partnerships to accelerate the adoption of research findings in public policy and workplace practices. 

Dr. Paul Schulte is this year’s speaker at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, taking place on Wednesday, November 19 in Toronto. From his perspective as a long-time leader of moving research into practice, Schulte will offer his views on the many efforts of NIOSH to assess its impact and the lessons learned about how best to ensure that research does, indeed, have an effect on worker health protection

Full details are below:

Dr. Paul Schulte
2014 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture
Assessing the impact of NIOSH research on worker health protection
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 4.30 p.m.
Design Exchange, 2nd Floor
234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario

The event is open to all, but registration is required. To register: www.iwh.on.ca/nachemson-lecture/form

Media are welcome to attend the event. Please register online or contact Cindy Moser or Uyen Vu (see contact information below).

The annual Alf Nachemson Lecture was established by IWH in 2002 to honour the significant contribution of Dr. Nachemson, a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher from Sweden and a founding member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee, to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making. Dr. Nachemson passed away in 2006, and the lecture was renamed the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. The annual lecture has become one of the most important and popular networking events of the year in Ontario for policy-makers, researchers, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders in the field of work injury and disability prevention.

IWH is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that aims to protect and improve the health of working people. Recognized as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world, the Institute provides practical and relevant findings on the prevention of work injury and disability to policy-makers, workers, employers, clinicians, and health, safety and disability management professionals: www.iwh.on.ca

For more information, contact:

Cindy Moser
Communications Manager
Institute for Work & Health
416-927-2027, ext. 2183
cmoser@iwh.on.ca

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate
Institute for Work & Health
416-927-2027, ext. 2176
uvu@iwh.on.ca