The 2018 NIOH Research Day was hosted on 30 October at the NIOH. This event aimed to provide an opportunity for emerging researchers at the NIOH to present their Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) research and demonstrate its impact on the health of workers and that of the surrounding communities.
Prof Nelson Torto, the Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and Prof Koleka Mlisana, the Executive Manager of AARQA, gave keynote presentations on the day. 12 oral presentations were made by NIOH staff and students; and 16 posters were presented. 160 delegates attended this event and feedback received from many that attended was positive. The Communication Section played YouTube videos of NIOH researchers discussing their work, on the day, and encouraged active engagement and participation on social media platforms. Prizes were given for the best oral and poster presentations. Mr Felix Made was awarded a prize for his oral presentation on: Coal Dust Exposure Assessment in the South African Coal mining Industry. Ms Tebogo Maeteletja was awarded the prize for best poster entitled: Respirable Dust Exposure Amongst Waste Reclaimers at a Landfill Site in Pretoria, South Africa.