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The Board of Scientific Counselors is an advisory body to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by the committee members in the work product are the result of the committee’s independent judgment.  The selection, inclusion or omission of information does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by NIOSH, CDC, HHS, or any other Federal agency.

Final Report, September 18, 2013: Structuring Labor-Management Participation in Research Partnerships: Request for Analysis and Recommendations

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research in various work settings with differing labor-management structures. In some of those settings, workers are represented by a labor organization. Increasingly however, NIOSH conducts its research in nonunion workplaces. The differences in these labor-management relationships between organized and unorganized workplaces may impact the conduct of research and possibly introduce bias that can affect results. NIOSH is interested in measures to ensure the best possible research outcomes within the context of these labor-management structures. Read more... 


Letter, September 24, 2013: The Vital Role of NIOSH Education and Research Centers and Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention

In accordance with the section of its Charter that calls on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) to advise you on “relevant needs in the fields of occupational safety and health”, the Board wishes to respectfully convey its finding that NIOSH’s 18 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and 9 regional Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention (Ag Centers) represent indispensible components of NIOSH’s efforts to reduce occupational injury and illness in the United States. Read more... 


Letter, September 30, 2013: NIOSH Director’s response to the report and letter 

Let me extend my appreciation to you and each of the members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for your service to NIOSH and its partners. Read more... 

 
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