In recognition of her contribution to occupational health and safety over the last 100 years, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has designated September 13th Alice Hamilton Day!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Deneen Commission Report, which was a set of recommendations for preventing occupational illnesses in Illinois. The Deneen Commission was charged with determining the extent of occupational illness in Illinois by defining and finding poisonous occupations and gaining access to those workplaces. Alice Hamilton was the lead investigator and principal editor of the Report made by the Commission.
We invite you to Chicago from September 13 to September 15 to join in highlighting the past and future of occupational health:
Alice Hamilton Centennial Celebration
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Program at the UIC Student Center East (750 South Halsted)
Presenters will examine Alice Hamilton’s many contributions in the fields of occupational medicine and epidemiology and discuss their relevance to working conditions today and into the future. Chris Sellers, MD, PhD, Associate Professor SUNY Stonybrook; Leslie Nickels, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health; Mike Connors, Regional Administrator, OSHA Region 5; Jorge Ramirez, President, Chicago Federation of Labor; Myra Glassman, Treasurer, SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana; Lorraine Conroy, PhD, Director, Illinois Occupational Safety & Health Education & Research Center
Reception & Tour of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 South Halsted). Come see the newly unveiled display about Alice Hamilton’s extraordinary life and work!
Registration cost: $15
Sign up here.
Eliminating Health Disparities at Work
This two-day conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), aims to examine research accomplishments and gaps related to the identification of social, cultural, and economic factors that create occupational health disparities and identify promising practices for eliminating disparities through innovative intervention programs. Participants will include researchers, practitioners, representatives from community organizations, labor organizations, state and local health and labor agencies, employers and others concerned about health disparities at work.
September 14-15, 2011
Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street, Chicago IL
Additional information, including registration available here.
Community partners may register for the conference with a scholarship.
For more information about both programs please contact:
Coordinator of Special Projects
University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Public Health
Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Science
Work: 312-355-3500, Fax: 312-413-7369, firstname.lastname@example.org
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts, or the Terra Foundation for American Art