Mining Health and Safety Research








October 23rd, 2018


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 


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Dr. Gerald Poplin

Company: NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division Title: Epidemiologist, Team Lead 


Gerald Poplin, PhD, is an epidemiologist who has been conducting prevention and occupational health research for the last decade. He is currently a Senior Service Fellow at the CDC/NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division and Team Lead for a new effort devoted to developing an integrated health and exposure assessment program for miner population.  Dr. Poplin’s research has focused most notably on applying risk management strategies in the prevention of injuries in high-risk occupations.  Other research efforts have explored a wide range of applied and interdisciplinary methodologies including experimental and computational design in biomechanics, survey data analyses, clinical and community health, and industrial hygiene, among others. Overall, his research goals are to enable a healthy and safe work environment so that we can all retire with function. 



NIOSH Mining Health and Safety Research in the West

This presentation will provide an overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Mining Program and its activities in the western United States.  Research to improve the health and safety of miners in this region is a top priority with new focus areas and projects at both the Spokane and Pittsburgh divisions.