National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researcher Emily Haas, Ph.D., has been a finalist for the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) in the Safety and Law Enforcement category. Dr. Haas is an internationally recognized behavioral scientist in the NIOSH Mining Program whose research and leadership have directly contributed to preventing occupational illness and injury in the mining industry. Haas, an employee in the Human Factors Branch of NIOSH’s Pittsburgh Mining Research Division, studies organizational culture and risk management in areas specific to leadership in order to uncover ways to strengthen safety culture in mining workplaces.

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