The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the
Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
CDC provides subject-matter expertise and assistance for domestic
and global surveillance, laboratory, occupational health and
epidemiology functions, and health threats including anthrax, smallpox,
influenza and other infectious diseases, food-borne illness, and
radiation, among others.
The BSC, NIOSH consists of 15 experts in fields related to
occupational safety and health. The members are selected by the
Secretary, HHS. The board advises the NIOSH Director on occupational
safety and health research and prevention programs. The board also
provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in
the field of occupational safety and health, and the applicability and
dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of
reports or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during BSC
Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the
board's mission. More information is available on the BSC, NIOSH Web
Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field
occupational safety and health, such as occupational medicine,
occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and
health engineering, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education,
ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and psychology.
Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members
may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that
committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional
training and background, points of view represented, and the
committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise,
consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas
within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic
and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be
U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S.
Candidates should submit the following items:
- Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number,
- A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate.
Nomination materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and
sent to: John Decker, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-20,
Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 498-2500.
The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to
announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for
both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.