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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number202
Original Establishment Date3/15/1983Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/bsc
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date2/3/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Secretary
Date Of Renewal Charter2/3/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Alberto
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Garcia
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixM.S.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(513) 841-4596
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1972Designated Federal Officer Fax*(513) 841-4506
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*agarcia1@cdc.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*NIOSH leadership identifies priority research and prevention issues that would benefit from the review and advice of the Board. Materials are prepared and/or presentations are made by key staff to ensure the Board is fully briefed on the issue at hand. The Board has provided valuable insights and recommendations on a wide variety of topics over the years.
How is membership balanced?*NIOSH has benefited from the diverse points of view and interchange of ideas created by the composition of the Board. Members are knowledgeable in various disciplines and expertise is drawn from the public and private sectors, with members employed by universities, industries, organized labor, and professional organizations. Every effort is made to maintain a balanced number of women and men on the Board from varied ethnic backgrounds and geographical locations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee was established in 1983. Board meetings are held two times per year, and working groups are held when necessary to support the function of the full committee. Board meetings are relevant to maintaining the quality and integrity of NIOSH programs. The board provides guidance on the Institute’s research activities related to developing and evaluating hypotheses, systematically documenting findings, and disseminating results. The board evaluates the degree to which the activities of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: (1) conform to those standards of scientific excellence appropriate for Federal scientific institutions in accomplishing objectives in occupational safety and health; (2) address currently relevant needs in the fields of occupational safety and health either alone or in conjunction with other known activities inside and outside of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; and (3) produce their intended results in addressing important research questions in occupational safety and health, both in terms of applicability of the research findings and dissemination of the findings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*NIOSH, as a research institute, benefits greatly from the Board of Scientific Counselors' review of its scientific programs and from collaboration with non-governmental partners in developing new health and safety research and implementing research results in the workplace. The NIOSH mission of preventing workplace illness and injury depends greatly on the activities and actions taken by key non-governmental partners. The Board of Scientific Counselors facilitates the NIOSH mission by convening major stakeholders in workplace health and safety to provide expert advice on research priorities, needs, and gaps; tracking of illnesses, injuries and exposures; methods and formats for disseminating research results; and prevention and partnership strategies. Timely issues for the Board are identified through ongoing dialogue with the Director, NIOSH, public meetings, and workgroups established to address specific topics. These activities help to ensure that NIOSH produces work of high scientific quality that is relevant to those who need it. In addition, the Board has assisted NIOSH in examining programs' progress in meeting GPRA goals.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings or portions thereof were closed to the public.
Recommendation RemarksNo formal reports are required in the charter; the committee provides advice and recommendations through various means other than formal reports.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Board conducts expert review of scientific programs, some in response GPRA goals for the agency. The Board also provides vital linkages of key stakeholders in occupational safety and health who utilize NIOSH products. The Board also helps NIOSH identify potential new partners for the conduct of research in workplace health and safety settings.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentMost of the Board’s recommendations are conceptual in nature and are aimed at program and policy development and maintaining the quality of research, surveillance, prevention, and information activities. The Board does not provide advice on the administrative or financial management of the Institute.Grants Review CommentBSC, NIOSH is not a grant review committee.
Number Of Recommendations*122Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFrom the meeting minutes, we have identified 9 additional recommendations made to NIOSH over the course of the last two meetings. These recommendations included those related to the following subjects: 1) contribution analysis to evaluate research impact, 2) breach in the protective barrier system between the glove and gown interface in healthcare, 3) occupational safety and health workforce training, 4) safe-skilled-ready workforce, 5) NIOSH confronts the Opioid Crisis, 6) 21st Century Surveillance Report, and 7) Enhancing the Transparency of NIOSH Science. Board members made individual comments and suggestions about the Programs that were presented which did not rise to the level of recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSeveral recommendations offered by the BSC during 2018, related to the opioid crisis are in the process of being implemented. All recommendations offered in 2018 are either under consideration (for those offered at the September 2018 meeting) or implemented by the programs. All suggestions offered by individual members in 2018 are either under consideration or implemented by the programs.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*15.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe implementation of the recommendations given in 2018 related to health workforce training, healthcare gown and glove interface are currently in progress, but most have been implemented. Some recommendations offered in 2018 have long time horizons within research programs, so fully implementation does not occur immediately.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentNIOSH provides feedback during the public meetings of the Board through formal presentations by the Director, NIOSH, and key staff who are knowledgeable about the program relevant to the Board’s advice and recommendations. The formal presentations are followed by extensive discussion to elicit additional information and provide clarification. Occasional feedback may be provided directly from the Director, NIOSH to the Board by post or electronic email.Several recommendations given in May 2018 are underway, but a response has not been provided to the BSC. Recommendations given in September 2018 by the board are still under consideration.Narrative Description*The Board provides advice and recommendations on programs that further all aspects of the NIOSH mission as outlined in the strategic plan for the Institute. These programs support: surveillance of occupational illnesses, injuries, and hazards; research to reduce morbidity, injuries, and mortality among workers; prevention through workplace evaluations, interventions, and recommendations; and information, training, and capacity-building to prevent occupational diseases and injuries.
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COSTS

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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034865Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2018
 COM-001990Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2017
 COM-002280Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2016
 COM-003813Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2015
 COM-004780Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2014
 COM-006192Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2013
 COM-006913Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2012
 COM-008385Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2011
 COM-009134Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2010
 COM-010084Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2009
 COM-011016Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2008
 COM-012116Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2007
 COM-012651Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2006
 COM-014071Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2005
 COM-014775Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2004
 COM-015990Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2003
 COM-016507Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2002
 COM-017817Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2001
 COM-018361Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2000
 COM-019777Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health1999
 COM-020622Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health1998
 COM-021439Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health1997