Friday, September 4, 2009

Howard Appointed to Direct NIOSH


HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has reappointed John Howard as the head of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  NIOSH is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries to OSHA and other interested stakeholders.

Howard previously held the job from 2002 to 2008. Because the appointment does not require Senate confirmation, Howard starts his job on September 8th.  It is a six year appointment.

Hat Tip: Susan Bisom-Rapp


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