Photographic Moment

From Biospecimens to Hard Hats

The team of Diane Poole (NCI) and Amanda Vandeveer (NCI) won first and second places in the fourth annual “In-Focus Safe Workplaces for All” photography contest. First place honored their photo depicting a scientist making a careful inventory of biospecimens; second place went to their photograph of a crew of workers demonstrating hard-hat safety. Poole, who snapped the photos, recently retired from NCI’s Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, where she had worked as a biological laboratory technician for 37 years. Amanda Vandeveer, the “Safety Girl” model in both photos, is a third-year postdoc in the same lab. Third place was awarded to staff scientist Dale Lewis, in NCI’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, for his photo demonstrating a fireman wearing safety gear. For more about the contest, sponsored by the Division of Occupational Health and Safety in the Office of Research Services, go to http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/HealthAndSafety/infocus.

masked woman in lab wearing all the right safey gear

PHOTO BY DIANE POOLE AND AMANDA VANDEVEER, NCI (PICTURED)

two men and a woman wearing hard hats and safety gear at a construction site

PHOTO BY DIANE POOLE AND AMANDA VANDEVEER, NCI (PICTURED ON LEFT)

firefighter with fire hat, mask, coat, and other safety gear

PHOTO BY DALE LEWIS, NCI