February 24, 2022

CDC Seeks OHS Experts to Serve on NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors

CDC seeks nominations for individuals to serve on the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. The BSC advises the director of NIOSH on occupational health and safety research and prevention programs, and provides input on current needs in the OHS field, standards of scientific excellence, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings.

The BSC comprises 15 members who are experts in fields related to OHS such as occupational medicine, occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, and epidemiology. According to the Federal Register, nominees will be selected based on their expertise, and individuals selected to join the BSC may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years.

Nominations are due by April 15. To learn more about the nomination process, see the Federal Register notice. AIHA requests members to notify the association if they intend to nominate themselves to serve on the BSC, as AIHA may submit a letter of support to NIOSH. See a Catalyst post (AIHA member login required) by Mark Ames, AIHA’s director of Government Relations, for further details.

AIHA members currently serving on the BSC include Enjoli DeGrasse, MSPH, CIH, and Luis F. Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP, WCP.