ASSE Congratulates Howard on Being Reappointed as Director of NIOSH
Park Ridge, Illinois (Sept. 11, 2015) – American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Michael Belcher’s statement congratulating Dr. John Howard on his reappointment to a third term as Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):
“ASSE is pleased that CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden has reappointed Dr. John Howard for a third term as Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program. Dr. Howard’s hard-working and creative leadership in occupational safety and health has established a culture of openness and cooperation between NIOSH and stakeholders like ASSE that has fueled an unprecedented effort to advance understanding of how to keep workers safe on the job. Specifically important to ASSE’s members is NIOSH’s work on Prevention through Design, on emerging risks like nanotechnology, on energized research and outreach in construction, on fall protection, in transportation, in the oil and gas industry and, most recently, in a significant NIOSH-ASSE study on overlapping vulnerabilities among Spanish-speaking workers. ASSE is excited to be able to continue to work with Dr. Howard and NIOSH to find further opportunities to advance worker safety through NIOSH’s research and education opportunities.“
Founded in 1911, the Park Ridge, Illinois-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 37,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.