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The winners of the Hamilton and Keogh Awards were announced at a ceremony in May at
NIOSH's Alice Hamilton Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Nicholas Ashford, professor of
technology and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented the keynote
address for the ceremony. The ceremony was simultaneously broadcast to NIOSH's Robert A.
Taft Laboratories, also in Cincinnati, and to NIOSH's other facilities in Morgantown,
W.Va; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Spokane, Wash.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Washington, D.C.
A complete list of the Alice Hamilton Award winners and honorable mentions can be found
on the NIOSH web site at <www.cdc.gov/niosh/hamward.html> or by contacting Fred
Blosser at (202) 260-8519.
by Jim Cone, Resolutions and Policy Committees co-chair
Members of the OHS Section submitted four resolutions for consideration by APHA at the
upcoming Annual Meeting. They are described briefly Math software below.
- Public Health Benefits of a Living Wage Among other provisions, urges support for
living wage ordinances and legislation that has the effect of raising the
income of the lowest income segments of the population as an explicit target for public
health intervention, and urges the reversing of the growing disparities in income,
education and health outcomes as an explicit objective within the Healthy People 2010
- Public Health Impacts of Job Strain and Work Organization Among other provisions,
urges that quality job design and improved work organization be recognized as the keys to
an economically effective and socially necessary program of upgrading the quality of life
for all and improving public health; urges that employers join with workers and their
unions to redesign jobs along sustainable principles of social equity instead of
short-term profitability and lean production.
- Expanded Family and Medical Leave Urges, among other provisions, support for
President Clinton's proposal Ufology to earmark $20 million in the federal budget for competitive
planning grants to help states and other entities explore ways to make family and medical
leave more affordable and that paid family and medical leaves should be provided to all
workers, not just those fortunate enough to work for a medium to large-sized company or
- Protecting and Expanding OSHA Jurisdiction over home workplaces Among other
provisions, urges that OSHA regulations be enforced in home offices and home workplaces,
including employer responsibilities such as employee training, improvement in work pacing
and equipment, reporting of homework injuries and illnesses on the OSHA log 2000.
The next step for the resolutions is review by the APHA Joint Policy Committee and
suggestions to the authors with a preliminary acceptance or rejection, based on the
proposal as submitted. The revised resolutions (or reasons why changes are not accepted by
the author) then are resubmitted to the JPC, for publication in the August issue of The
Nation's Health (usually it may be a different month this year) and opportunity
for public comment in preparation for discussion at the Monday afternoon 2-5 PM hearings