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Occupational Safety and Health Committee

Occupational Safety and Health Committee

The NIH Occupational Safety and Health Committee (OSHC) provides safety policy recommendations to the Director of the NIH or his/her designee in matters pertaining to occupational health, accident control and fire prevention.external linkNIH Manual 1340 - Occupational Safety and Health Management establishes guidelines to help each Institute or Center (IC) comply with NIH and federal occupational safety and health requirements. external linkThe Charter is available here.

 Membership Roster 



​Mr. Chris Hanson, Chairperson

​Division of Intramural Research, NIAID 

​Dr. Michele Evans

​Clinical Center Safety Office, CC

Ms. Eizabeth Bivins-Smith

​Intramural Oversight Branch, NIMH

​Ms. Julie Kim

​Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID

​Dr. Brandon Harvey

Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch, NIDA

​Dr. Barna Dey

​Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID

​Dr. Steve Denny

​Office of Animal Care and Use, OIR, OD

​Dr. Niamh Cawley

​Section on Cellular Neurobiology, NICHD

​Mr. Angelo Parker ​Division of Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance, ORF, OD
Ms. Elizabeth Bivins-Smith
Intramural Administrative Oversight Branch, NIMH

CAPT Derek Newcomer, Executive Secretary

​Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, OD

​​​ ​Liaisons (Non-Voting Members)
Dr. Jessica McCormick-Ell

​Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, OD

​Mr. William K. Floyd

​Division of Environmental Protection, ORF, OD

​Dr. Mike Bell

​Occupational Medical Service, DOHS, ORS, OD

​Mr. Kenneth Saks

​Division of the Fire Marshall, ORS, OD

​Mr. Justin Dion ​Division of Radiation Safety, ORS, OD
​Mr. Stephen Novak ​Health and Safety Branch, NIEHS