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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


New Activities
Workforce Planning Models for Forensic Science

Forensic ScienceBOHSI is overseeing the planning of a workshop to identify and discuss the skillsets for individuals who seek to gain entry into forensic science careers.  The workshop will consider the balance between candidate's cognitive skills, education, and the ability to interact with workplace technologies, and the relevance of these variables for workforce planning.

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Summer 2015 News from BOHSI

Summer 2015 NewsletterFind out more about recent and upcoming activities of the Board on Human-Systems Integration in the latest edition of our our newsletter.

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BOHSI is in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of The National Academies.








Upcoming Events

Seminar for
NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research

November 30 - December 1, 2015

BOHSI is conducting a seminar at the NIOSH office in Pittsburg, PA.  This is part of a series of interactions with NIOSH, who asked BOHSI to conduct expert reviews of NIOSH's scientific questions and programs critical to its mission.  The topics to be covered will be the conduct and application of mixed methods research, and cognitive skills training for hazard recognition and risk perception.  The seminar will be open to NIOSH staff and others involved in NIOSH's mine safety program.
Recent Reports

Safe Science:
Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

SafeScienceLThis report examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researcher, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions. The report discusses ways to fulfill that commitment through prioritizing funding for safety equipment and training, as well as making safety an ongoing operational priority.

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Improving Self-Escape from Underground Coal Mines

Mine Safety coverMore coordinated planning and improvements to training and technology in mine safety operations could better prepare underground coal miners for escape, says a new report Improving Self-Escape from Underground Coal Mines.

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Aviation Safety Specialists

FAA Safety report cover The report Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation, makes comment on developing a staffing model for the 6,100 workers that maintain the National Airspace System. The committee evaluates the current staffing models and then provides variables that should be included in a model that the Federal Aviation Administration will build to predict the future number of Airway Transportation System Specialists.

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