Winter 2013

Professor Named to Federal Safety Board

Beth Rosenberg will provide advice on industrial chemical spills

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Beth Rosenberg. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Beth Rosenberg, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine, won Senate confirmation in early January to become a member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) for a five-year term. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating the cause of industrial chemical accidents in the U.S.

Rosenberg served as a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Scientific Advisory Board from 2000 to 2008. Since 2005, she also has been studying the health and safety conditions at former U.S. nuclear weapons production sites. Increasingly, the CSB has considered fatigue, long hours and other working conditions in its investigations, areas that Rosenberg has focused on in her research.

She earned a B.A. in anthropology from Wellesley College, an M.P.H. in health law from Boston University School of Public Health and a Sc.D. in work environment policy.

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