CDC seeks nominees who have expertise in the field of mining safety and health for possible membership on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). MSHRAC advises the director of NIOSH on mining safety and health research and prevention programs, standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. The committee comprises 13 members from fields related to mining safety and health such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology. Members are selected by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and may be invited to serve up to four years.
Interested individuals should submit a current CV, including complete contact information, plus a letter of recommendation that states their qualifications. Nomination materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2017. For more information, see the CDC’s request for nominations.