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Safety Committees

The Division of Occupational Health & Safety is committed to ensuring proper due diligence in safety related matters. Our Committees work to provide safety policy recommendations, review current practices and procedures, and establish guidelines to comply with NIH and federal occupational safety and health requirements. 

Select one of the links below for more information:

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The NIH Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides recommendations to the Director of the NIH or his designee, in matters pertaining to the control of hazards associated with the intramural use of microbiological agents, their vectors, and recombinant DNA. The committee serves as an advisory body to the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), Office of Research Services (ORS).

Read more from the Charter for the NIH Institutional Biosafety Committee This link goes to an external site

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Membership Roster

Name​ ​Affiliation
Dr. Steven Feldman, Ph.D. Chairman, Virologist​ Surgery Branch NCI
Dr. Craig Blackstone, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Biologist​ Cellular Neurology Unit NINDS
Dr. Robert Craigie, Ph.D. Clinician​ Molecular Virology Section NIAID
Dr. Kevin Holmes, Ph.D. Research Biologist  Chief, Flow Cytometry Section NIAID
Dr. Robert F. Hoyt, D.V.M. Animal Surgery​ Laboratory of Animal Medicine and Surgery NHLBI
Dr. Harry Malech, M.D. Clinician​ Laboratory of Host Defenses NIAID​
Dr. Srinivas S. Rao, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.B.A. Animal Program Director VRC​ Vaccine Research Center VRC​  
Ms. Jocelyn Dunford Weissman Senior Research Associate Experimental Immunology Branch NCI
Ms. Jennie Forehand Senator, Maryland Assembly Community Member
Mr. Carl Seils​​ Community Member​​
Dr. Richard Baumann, Ph.D. NIH Biological Safety Officer (BSO) IBC Executive Secretary​ ORS, Division of Occupational Health and Safety​​
Adam Clarkson, M.P.H., C.B.S.P. NIH Associate Biological Safety Officer​ ORS, Division of Occupational Health and Safety​ ​ 
Dr. Antony Schwartz, Ph.D. NIH Associate Biological Safety Officer and Responsible Official ORS, Division of Occupational Health and Safety​
 

IC Safety and Health Committee

The promotion of safety and health policies, practices and procedures is the responsibility of each member of the NIH Community.  NIH Manual 1340 - Occupational Safety and Health Management  This link goes to an external site establishes guidelines to help each Institute or Center (IC) comply with NIH and federal occupational safety and health requirements. It represents the NIH commitment to actively promote a comprehensive and effective Occupational Safety and Health Program and provides the foundation for a Safety and Health Committee in each IC. Each IC is required to establish an IC Safety and Health Committee.

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Membership Roster

Name  Affiliation
Michele Evans CC
Michele France CIT
​Joel Brubaker ​NCATS
Belinda Davis NCCAM
Elisa Spillare NCI
Eric Wawrousek NEI
Ivona Aksentijevich NHGRI
Ilsa Rovira NHLBI
Ruin Moaddel NIA
Cheryl Marietta-Busbey NIAAA
Chris Hanson NIAID
Joshua Kaufman NIAMS
Andrea Balbo NIBIB
​Niamh Cawley ​NICHD
Marisela Morales NIDA
Ron Petralia and Barbara Zwiesler NIDCD
Tina Kilts NIDCR
Daniel Appella NIDDK
Irina Alva-Weinstein NIGMS
Anthony Gioio NIMH
George Harmison ​NINDS
Dan Wang NINR & NIEHS
Harold Lindmark NLM
Paul Hawver OD/ORF
Nancy Newman OD/ORS
​(Byron) Eric Moser ​VRC

 

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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.  NIH Manual 1340 - Occupational Safety and Health Management This link goes to an external site establishes guidelines to help each Institute or Center (IC) comply with NIH and federal occupational safety and health requirements.

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 Membership Roster 

Name​ ​Affiliation
​Dr. Kevin Holmes, Chairperson ​Research Technologies Branch, NIAID
​Capt. Michele Evans, DrPH ​Clinical Center Safety Office, CC
​Ms. Cathy Nader ​Division of Property Management, ORF, OD
​Mr. Anthony Gioio ​Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIMH
​Ms. Julie Kim ​Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID
​Ms. Irene Hangemanole ​Administrative Support Branch, ORS, OD
​Dr. Joseph Chinquee ​Laboratory of Pathology, CCR, NCI
​Ms. Cynthia M. Haggerty ​Laboratory of Recepter Biology and Gene Expression, CCR, NCI
​Dr. Barna Dey ​Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID
​Dr. Steve Denny ​Office of Animal Care and Use, OIR, OD
​Dr. Niamh Cawley ​Secion on Cellular Neurobiology, NICHD
​CDR Derek Newcomer, Executive Secretary ​Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, OD
​ ​Liaison (Non-Voting Members)
​RADM Deborah E. Wilson, DrPH ​Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, OD
​Mr. William K. Floyd ​Division of Environmental Protection, ORF, OD
​Mr. Robert McDonald ​Division of Design and Construction Management, ORF, OD
​Dr. Heike Bailin ​Occupational Medical Service, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, OD
​Mr. Kenneth Saks ​Division of the Fire Marshall, ORS, OD
​Ms. Teresa Fisher ​Division of Radiation Safety, ORS, OD
 

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