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    Posted October 13, 2009

    Letter regarding Senate Bill 2234 (relating to home inspections & mold related services)


    Posted October 1, 2009

    John Howard Returns as Director of NIOSH

    I am pleased to announce the selection of John Howard, M.D., as the
    new director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and
    Health (NIOSH); he'll assume his new role on September 8, 2009. Dr.
    Howard previously served as the Director of the National Institute for
    Occupational Safety and Health from 2002 through 2008. He also served
    as Coordinator of HHS' World Trade Center Health Programs from 2006 to
    2008. He will again assume a dual role, and serve as the World Trade
    Center Programs Coordinator for HHS.

    Dr. Howard is one of the nation's leaders in occupational health and
    worker safety. He has worked with scientists, medical professionals
    and workers to effectively lead investigations into new and potential
    health hazards and address workplace health and safety concerns.
    Importantly, he brings to this position the dedication and passion
    needed to achieve the safest workplaces possible.

    He is board-certified in internal medicine, legal medicine, and
    occupational medicine. He is also admitted to the practice of medicine
    and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia,
    and he is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has written
    numerous articles on occupational health, law, and policy and serves
    as a Professorial Lecturer in Environmental and Occupational Health in
    the School of Public Health and Health Services at the George
    Washington University.

    Dr. Howard received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Stritch
    School of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago in 1974, a Master
    of Public Health degree from the Harvard University School of Public
    Health in 1982, a Doctor of Laws from the University of California at
    Los Angeles in 1986, and a Master of Laws degree in Administrative Law
    and Economic Regulation from the George Washington University in
    Washington, D.C. in 1987.

    I would also like to thank Christine Branche, Ph.D., for her excellent
    work over the past year as Acting Director of NIOSH. Christine will
    remain at NIOSH and will work with John to ensure a smooth transition
    of authority and prepare to transition into her next position as a
    Distinguished Consultant in the Office of the Director.
    Please join me in welcoming John back to the leadership of NIOSH and
    thanking Christine for her service as acting director.

    Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
    Director, CDC, and Administrator, ATSDR


    Posted: September 2, 2009

    Florida Senate Session Bill - Lead Abatement Requirements


    Posted: July 28, 2009

    David Michaels has been nominated to head-up OSHA.

    Please download the article below. It is written by Steve Levine. It is has Brian Berke and Tom Hethmon mentioned in the article.

  • Cummings paper by Steve Levine


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