Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Designated Federal Officer – Jeffery Kohler, Ph.D.
The Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee shall advise the Secretary, HHS; the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, on the conduct of mine health research, including making of grants and entering into contracts for such research (30 U.S.C. §812(b)(2), [Section 1 02(b )(2) of Public Law 91-173]). The committee shall also provide advice on the conduct of mine safety research. The committee shall evaluate the degree to which: 1) the mine research activities of NIOSH conform to those standards of scientific excellence appropriate to Federal scientific instructions in accomplishing objectives in mine safety and health; 2) the mine research activities, alone or in conjunction with other known activities inside and outside of NIOSH, address currently relevant needs in the field of mine safety and health; and 3) the research activities produce intended results in addressing important research questions in mine safety and health, both in terms of applicability of the research findings and translation of the findings.