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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

MARCH 2024

NIOSH Docket Number 278

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for membership on the BSC, NIOSH. The BSC consists of 15 experts in fields associated with occupational safety and health. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee’s objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in disciplines involved in occupational safety and health, such as occupational medicine, occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and engineering, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, wellness, research translation, and evaluation.  Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for up to four-year terms. Selection of members is based on candidates’ qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of the board’s objectives

Reference Documents

Federal Register Notice: Federal Register Notice [PDF – 200 KB]

Background Information: Board of Scientific Counselors | NIOSH | CDC

Public Nomination Period

Nominations for membership on the NIOSH BSC must be received no later than April 17, 2024.

Candidates should submit the following items:

  • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing address, e-mail address)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  (Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.).

Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him- or herself, or by the person/organization recommending the candidate. They can be sent by any of the following methods:

  • By email to (recommended)
  • By mail to NIOSH Docket 278, c/o Pauline Benjamin, Committee Management Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS: V-24-4, Atlanta, Georgia 30333