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Improving Firefighter Protective Equipment

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Improving Firefighter Protective Equipment
United States of America
To improve firefighter safety and health by reducing exposure to harmful contaminants in personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Firefighter Exposures and Toxicity

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Firefighter Exposures and Toxicity
United States of America
To understand and assess firefighters’ exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and its impact.
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Firefighter Risk Exposure Study Dissemination

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Firefighter Risk Exposure Study Dissemination
United States of America
To analyze banked urine samples from fire service members; interpret results by comparing across studies and to the general population; integrate results from previous collaborative studies; and disseminate important conclusions and recommendations to the U.S. fire service through an online tool kit.

Assessment of Occupational Fall Hazards

Mast climbing work platforms are becoming more and more common on U.S. construction sites. Mast climbers have a power-driven work platform that climbs a vertical tower, allowing them to reach much higher and carry greater loads than traditional scaffolds. The goal of this program, funded by the Job-Site Safety Institute, is to improve worker safety while using mast climbing work platforms.

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Assessment of Occupational Fall Hazards
West Virginia, USA
United States of America
To improve worker safety while using mast climbing work platforms.
Job-Site Safety Institute
CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Thomas R. Waters Memorial Scholarship

Tom WatersThe Thomas R. Waters Memorial Scholarship exists to increase the community of individuals trained in ergonomics with a focus on occupational safety and health. The Fund is established in memory of Thomas R. Waters, who passed away suddenly in October 2014.

Dr. Waters retired from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the end of 2012, after a distinguished 24-year career in the field of occupational safety and health. His influential research on assessing the biomechanical demands of occupational lifting and manual material handling is internationally recognized. The broad impact of his research stretched across all industries and is particularly relevant to agriculture, manufacturing and healthcare. 

A steadfast advocate for education, Dr. Waters frequently hosted numerous visiting scientists and international collaborators, as well as teaching individuals, academics, government organizations and worker groups about his research both domestically and internationally. Throughout his career, Dr. Waters attracted many recent graduates and new researchers into his program at CDC—mentoring and encouraging them to become life-long advocates for occupational safety and health.

In honor of his memory and legacy, this fund will continue to support the community of individuals trained in human factors or ergonomics with a focus on occupational safety and health. This memorial fund will annually provide an award to a graduate-level student or recent graduate (within one year of graduation) conducting research in major material handling safety and injury, whose presentation and abstract has been accepted at a conference. This research should significantly advance the science underpinning major material handling safety, and the award will fund travel to present at that conference. Qualified applicants must be enrolled in a college or university located within the United States or have graduated at such an institution within one year of application, however U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

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Remembering Tom Waters

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Thomas R. Waters Memorial Scholarship
United States of America
To increase the community of individuals trained in ergonomics with a focus on occupational safety and health. Established in 2015, this fund honors the memory of Thomas R. Waters, who retired from CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the end of 2012 after a distinguished 24-year career in the field of occupational safety and health, and who passed away suddenly in October 2014.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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