eNews FLASH – December 2013
NIOSH announces recruitment of an industrial hygienist or safety engineer to coordinate the agency’s Prevention through Design (PtD) program. This position offers the opportunity to serve a national initiative that promotes the prevention and reduction of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities through the design and re-design of workplace environments.
The open position is rated as a GS-14 and is located in Cincinnati. It is posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/357705700external icon and open until January 9th, 2014. The position job title is Interdisciplinary Industrial Hygienist/Safety Engineer. The Job Announcement Number is HHS-CDC-D2-1016378.
The goals of the PtD initiative place importance on the initial design of facilities, materials, equipment, and processes in order to prevent or minimize the work-related hazards and risks associated with their use. Addressing occupational safety and health needs at the front end through the design of every work-related process will support the redesign of work environments, prevent or minimize the work-related hazards and risks associated with the construction, manufacture, use, maintenance, and disposal of facilities, materials, and equipment, and ensure a higher degree of safety for workers. For more information about the Prevention through Design initiative, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/PTD/