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Central Appalachian ERC Seeks Pilot Projects on Occupational Safety, Health

The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center is seeking proposals to support pilot projects addressing occupational safety and health concerns in mining, forestry and logging, manufacturing, transportation/trucking, law enforcement, and other hazardous career activities. The projects must address the needs of at-risk workers in 177 central Appalachian counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Doctoral students, post-docs, occupational medicine residents, junior faculty, and faculty new to occupational safety and health may apply. Awards may range to $12,000, and the study must be completed by June 30, 2014.

The University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University are leading the program, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Key Date: September 1, 2013 — submission of application

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