NSF International determined early in its development that a fundamental principal paramount for its success required the interest, skills, knowledge, and contributions of professional and regulatory officials. Without the support of such professional and regulatory officials, the development of standards relating to manufacturers products to meet the health needs of users could not be serviced. Therefore, a Council of Public Health Consultants was established for the purpose of advising and counseling NSF in the development of Standards, establishing environmental program operating philosophies, and implementing environmental programs.
The Council of Public Health Consultants (CPHC) provides advice and guidance to NSF in the design and carrying out of its programs in health, technology, and environmental safeguards, and the development of future programs. The responsibilities include advice and counsel in developing standards to serve the protection of public health, establishing environmental program philosophies, and implementing environmental programs to enhance the quality of life for the nation.
The Council reviews and ballots on all new standards and revisions of existing standards before they are established as official standards by the Board of Directors. New standards are developed by joint committees of public health, industry, and users prior to being submitted to the Council for review and acceptance. Members of the Council are frequently asked to chair specific joint committees to provide liaison between Council and joint committees.
Membership is normally limited to 45 members. However, if the need is demonstrated, the number may be increased. Members are elected to serve successive three-year terms. A member may be elected for a second three year term if nominated and approved by the Council. Membership is normally limited to two terms unless the member's presence is considered essential as a result of his/her special experience, expertise, or continued joint committee functions, or if he/she is serving as an officer of the Council.
For more information on the CPHC, contact Stan Hazan at 1-800-NSF-MARK (800-673-6275), extension 5105, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org