Assessing the impact of NIOSH research on worker health protection

Doors open 4:00 p.m.
Lecture starts 4:30 p.m.
Reception 5:30 p.m.

Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Paul Schulte
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), established in 1970, is the United States federal agency that conducts work injury and illness prevention research aimed at protecting the country’s 155 million workers. NIOSH produces new scientific knowledge, makes recommendations and provides practical solutions vital to reducing risk of injury and death, including research to understand health risks related to changes in the nature of work and the workforce.

As part of its research mandate, NIOSH is committed to moving research into practice through concrete and practical solutions, recommendations and interventions. From his perspective as a long-time leader of moving research into practice at NIOSH, 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.

About presenter

For 20 years, Dr. Paul Schulte has been the director of NIOSH’s Education and Information Division. Responsible for NIOSH’s knowledge transfer and exchange activities, the division (among other things) conducts research on the effectiveness of training methods, communications strategies, partnerships and other program interventions to accelerate the adoption of research findings in public policy and workplace practices. Its current knowledge transfer research is addressing health disparities in targeted populations, with an emphasis on the occupational safety and health needs of immigrant workers, young and new workers, women and those engaged in small businesses.

About the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

The annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture honours the significant contribution of Dr. Alf Nachemson to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making. Dr. Nachemson was a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher from Sweden, and a founding member of the Institute for Work & Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee.  The lectureship is awarded to a prominent national or international individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to evidence-based practice or policy-making in the prevention of work-related injury, illness or disability.