CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Education and Research Center (ERC) Regional Research Symposium

The Most Hazardous U.S. Industries: What More Should We Be Doing? 

March 13, 2020
University of Kentucky

This year’s symposium will focus on the health and safety problems associated the four most hazardous industry sectors—in terms of occupational fatality rates—Agriculture and Forestry; Mining; Transportation; and Construction. The selected speakers will highlight the problems that continue to plague these industries and discussion current intervention efforts. The moderators of the sessions will then lead a discussion of concepts of additional work that needs to be done to make these sectors safer for working women and men employed in them.

This regional research symposium showcases the latest occupational health and safety research and is sponsored by ERCs at the University of Michigan, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Highlights from the 2019 Research Symposium

Keynote speaker Aubrey Miller of NIEHS speaks at the Symposium on "Efforts to Promote Vital Data Collection and Research in Response to Disasters."

Keynote speaker Aubrey Miller of NIEHS speaks at the Symposium on “Efforts to Promote Vital Data Collection and Research in Response to Disasters.”

Panelists from the "Panel on Practical Applications in Occupational Safety and Health in Disaster Response." Top (Left to Right): Christine Knezevich, Susan Buchanan, John Morawetz. Bottom (Left to Right): Lisa Delaney, William Jetter, Mark Johnson

Panelists from the “Panel on Practical Applications in Occupational Safety and Health in Disaster Response.” Top (Left to Right): Christine Knezevich, Susan Buchanan, John Morawetz. Bottom (Left to Right): Lisa Delaney, William Jetter, Mark Johnson

Attendees listen to symposium presentations

Attendees listen to symposium presentations

Attendees from the UM and UC ERCs attended a tour of the Cincinnati Fire Museum

Attendees from the UM and UC ERCs attended a tour of the Cincinnati Fire Museum

Poster session at the ERC Regional Research Symposium

Poster session at the ERC Regional Research Symposium

Learn about the 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 Research Symposiums.