Committee History :
The NIOSH/NHCA expert committee was established as part of a NIOSH Public Health Practice Project (#927Z8UF). Project funding was provided by three North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors; Construction (23), Manufacturing (31-33) and Services (51-56, 61, 71-72, 81 & 92). Six expert committee members were selected by project director; Dr. Thais Morata. Individual committee members have diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise in hearing loss prevention. The initial kick-off meeting was held on July 26, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Both an open session attended by NIOSH staff and a closed work-session meeting were held. Committee work has been accomplished by a series of conference call meetings and email correspondence.