Uwe Reischl, a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, was an invited speaker at the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Physical Effects Research Branch, in Morgantown, West Virginia, on July 25.
Reischl presented results from two recently completed Boise State research projects. The first study quantified employee back pain using eight-hour spine compression and short-term recovery data to differentiate symptomatic employees from asymptomatic employees.
The second study identified material and design characteristics that contribute to significant infrared radiation attenuation for garments worn by agricultural workers.
The visit to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety presented an opportunity to interact with federal occupational health and safety researchers and also provided an opportunity to learn about future federal occupational health and safety research priorities.