The University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) and Department of Mechanical Engineering is excited for the 20th Annual Virtual Regional National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Young/New Investigators In-Person and Virtual Symposium.
Annual Dr. Paul S. Richards Endowed Distinguished Visiting Lectureship in Occupational Medicine: Friday, April 22nd, 8:30-9:30 am (MST)
Don Mays, MS
“Product Safety: The Nuts, Bolts, and Screw-ups”
Don Mays is Founder of Product Safety Insights LLC, a consulting enterprise that advises companies on product safety assurance. He has a rich background of experiences that included serving as Chief Safety and Quality Officer at Samsung North America, and Managing Director, Product Safety and Quality for Deloitte. For nearly 20 years, Don worked for Consumer Reports, most recently as its Senior Director, Product Safety and Technical Policy. He was also Vice President of Retail and Consumer Product Services at Intertek, as well as the Technical Director for the Good Housekeeping Institute. Don is currently Vice President of the Society of Product Safety Professionals, Chairman of ASTM Committee on Consumer Products, and a board member for Kids In Danger.
Keynote Speaker: Thursday, April 21st, 8:45-10 am (MST)
William K Sieber, PhD, MScHyg
“Future Work in the Transportation Sector”
Karl Sieber is a Research Health Scientist in the Division of Field Studies and Engineering (DFSE) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. Hyg. In Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and has been with NIOSH since 1982. His fields of expertise include Statistics, Epidemiology, and Industrial Hygiene.
Dr. Sieber’s current research involves the study of health and injury among transportation workers. He is the Coordinator for NIOSH’s Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU) program, and was the Project Officer for the project, ‘National Survey of Long-haul Truck Driver Health and Injury’. Dr. Sieber has taken part in several other NIOSH surveys and studies, including the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) and studies of worker exposure to metal-working fluids.