Safety, health advocates laud return of Howard as director of NIOSH
Howard previously served as the director of NIOSH from 2002 through 2008. Howard will also serve as the World Trade Center Programs coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services -- a position he held from 2006 through 2008.
Cathy L. Cole, president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, said that never in the history of NIOSH has a director been as successful and respected by partners and stakeholders as Howard.
"It goes without saying that occupational health and safety research is in good hands," she said.
C. Christopher Patton, president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, agreed, saying that Howard set a "visionary direction for NIOSH that, with adequate resources, can address the rapidly changing risks in today's workplaces."
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November 12, 2009
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