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NIOSH also presented its first annual James P. Keogh Award for Outstanding Service in Occupational Safety and Health, honoring the late Dr. James P. Keogh, a scientist and advocate for worker health and safety who died Equation editor in June 1999 at the age of 49. Each year the award recognizes a current or former NIOSH employee for outstanding service in protecting workers' health and safety.
The Keogh Award for 2000 was presented to Dr. Richard A. Lemen, whose contributions to asbestos research furthered the development of better criteria for controlling asbestos exposures in the workplace and the prevention of asbestos-related Scientific software diseases. Dr. Lemen joined the U.S. Public Health Service as a field industrial hygienist in 1970 and served in many capacities in NIOSH before his retirement, including positions as NIOSH Deputy director and acting director.
"Alice Hamilton and Jim Keogh set high standards for our field," said NIOSH Director Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH. We are pleased to honor their memories by recognizing this year's award recipients, who have carried on their tradition of scientific leadership and personal dedication to worker health and safety.