NIOSH searching for mine safety and health experts

January 9, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is formally soliciting candidates to serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC).

Nominations are due by January 31, 2013. Decisions will be made by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, within which NIOSH is located. The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in mine safety and health, and advises the NIOSH director on research and prevention programs, standards of scientific excellence and the applicability and dissemination of research findings.

Nominees will be selected on the basis of expertise in mine safety and health (e.g., mine engineering, industrial hygiene, chemistry, education, epidemiology, ergonomics, statistics and psychology).

Candidates should submit the following items:

• Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and email address).

• A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate. Nomination materials must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2014, and sent to:
Jeffery L. Kohler, Ph.D.,
Executive Secretary, MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC,
626 Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 18070
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236
Phone (412) 386–5301

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