The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is soliciting
nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific
Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC,
The BSC, NIOSH consists of 15 experts in fields related to
occupational safety and health. The members are selected by the
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (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 meetings.
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 NIOSH BSC 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. Selected nominees would begin
service on the NIOSH BSC in January 2016.
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.
Government, or federally registered lobbyists.
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
- A statement indicating the nominee's willingness to serve
as a potential member of the BSC, NIOSH.
Nomination materials must be postmarked by December 15, 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.