The Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) recently announced the winners of the 2014 "In Focus! Safe Workplaces for All" photo contest. For the fourth year, this contest inspired workers to focus on safety and served as an entertaining way to document workplace safety. It challenged anyone with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the NIH community. The goals of the contest were to: further efforts to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses; educate and underscore the importance of safety; foster innovation to create shared solutions; and, achieve community involvement by relying on talent, imagination and creativity to raise awareness of workplace safety and health.
Final selection of winning photographs was made by a panel of NIH professionals which included graphic design specialists and safety and health professionals.
This year, judges awarded first place to Diane Poole and Amanda Vandeveer for their photo entitled, "Biospecimen Inventory" (Figure 1). Second place also went to an entry submitted by Diane Poole and Amanda Vandeveer for their photograph of a crew of workers demonstrating hardhat safety (Figure 2). Third place was awarded to Dale Lewis, PhD for his photo demonstrating a fireman wearing appropriate safety gear (Figure 3).
Congratulations to these fine photographers for their role in promoting a safe workplace for all at NIH.
Figure 1. First Place: Photograph by Diane Poole and Amanda Vandeveer
Figure 2. Second Place: Photograph by Diane Poole and Amanda Vandeveer
Figure 3. Third Place Photograph by Dale Lewis, PhD