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NOIRS 2011 to take place in West Virginia

Several of the leading researchers in occupational injury are expected to convene in Morgantown, West Virginia's Waterfront Place Hotel on October 18, 19, and 20 for the 2011 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS).

The event, which is now in its fifth year, will give researchers the opportunity to present their latest findings and suggest methods to remedy those results. NOIRS will be hosted in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) and the National Safety Council (NSC).

The cooperating partners will provide a forum for researchers to discuss traumatic occupational injuries with other experts.

The symposium is expected to include oral presentations supplemented with poster presentations and slideshows, which will describe current methods of research as well as studies and findings related to occupational injuries.

In the last five years, NOIRS has become a highly-anticipated annual event that focuses on discussing work-related traumatic injuries and ways to prevent them.

Topics to be discussed will include safety products such as fall protection systems. Safety guidelines will be discussed across various work sites, including construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing, and machine safety.