Beth Rosenberg, MPH, ScD, was nominated by President Obama to serve as a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board andconfirmed by the U. S. Senate on January 1, 2013. Dr. Rosenberg served on the faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine for 15 years.
Her research in occupational and environmental health focused on addressing safety problems in a variety of industries and finding ways to produce goods and services without harming workers, the public, and the environment. She investigated a successful silica control program at the turn of the last century in the Vermont granite industry and applied lessons to silica control today. Under her leadership, silica was added to the list of hazardous substances regulated under the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA). She subsequently served for six years on the TURA Science Advisory Board. She has also researched hazards in the sugar industry in the U.S. and Trinidad, and investigated the effects of corporate social responsibility programs on worker safety and health in garment and shoe factories in China and Vietnam.
For the past seven years, with the USW, she has examined health and safety conditions and health and safety systems in DOE former nuclear weapons production and storage sites, where she investigated what factors are required for an effective safety system and what policies thwart that goal. Dr. Rosenberg holds a B.A. in anthropology from Wellesley College, an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and a ScD in Work Environment Policy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.