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Volunteer Groups Seek Nominations for 2017 Awards Three AIHA committees are currently seeking nominations for awards that will be presented at the Mark of Excellence Breakfast during AIHce 2017 in Seattle, Wash. The AIHA Environmental Issues Committee is accepting nominations for its 2017 Rachel Carson Award through Feb. 28. Nominations for the Nonionizing Radiation Committee’s John A. Leonowich Award are due March 1; the nomination form is available online.

And the Students and Early Career Professionals Committee is seeking nominations for its 2017 Golden Seed Award through March 17; for more information or to submit nominations, contact Thursa La at tla@aiha.org.
AIHA Accolades Student members Chase Billington, Sophie Hegg Magnuson, and Siobhan Wock, industrial hygiene graduate students at Montana Tech, were each awarded scholarships at the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in October. The awards were sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section of AIHA. Read more on the Montana Tech website.
SecureIDNews and the Security Industry Association recently selected AIHA member JoAnn Buscaglia, PhD, as a winner of the Women in Biometrics 2016 Awards. Buscaglia has more than 18 years with the FBI Laboratory’s Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit and nearly 14 years in biometrics research. Read more from SecureID News.
AIHA members Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH; Chandra Deeds Gioiello, MS, CIH; and Alan Rossner, PhD, CIH, were recently elected to serve as directors on ACGIH’s 2017 Board of Directors. Thomas J. Armstrong, PhD, CIH; Mary O’Reilly, PhD, CIH, CPE; and Barbara Dawson, MS, CIH, FAIHA, CSP, were elected to serve one-year terms on the 2017 ACGIH Nominating Committee.
David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, recently began his term as chair of the ABIH Board of Directors following one year of service as vice chair. During its October meeting, the ABIH Board also elected Jeffrey R. Miller, PhD, CIH, CSP, as the new vice chair, and three new board members: Robert DeHart II, CIH, PE, CSP, CHMM, BCEE; Mary Ann Latko, CAE, CIH, CSP, QEP, FAIHA; and Cynthia Hanko, CIH.
Ed Stuber, CIH, industrial hygiene services business development manager for SGS Galson, recently attained the Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) credential, which is the Canadian equivalent of the CIH in the U.S. Attaining the ROH requires a science degree, five years of practical work experience, and passing an exam.
AIHF Scholarship Applications Due Feb. 17 The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2017–2018 academic year. Students who are attending or applying to an ABET-accredited IH program at the graduate or undergraduate level; an ABET-accredited environmental, health, and safety program at the graduate or undergraduate level; a NIOSH ERC IH program; or a CEPH-accredited IH graduate program with a concentration in environmental health are eligible to apply. The only exception is that only New York University students are eligible to apply for the Dr. Morton Lippmann Endowed Scholarship.
Canadian students must be currently attending or applying to the following Canadian universities: McGill University, University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), or University of Toronto.
Students are evaluated on academic performance, work ethic, community or volunteer service, leadership roles, honors, awards, a personal statement, and two letters of reference (one reference must be from an industrial hygienist).
The AIHF scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available on the AIHA website. The online application form must be completed and all supplemental documentation submitted to aihf@aiha.org by Feb. 17, 2017.
AIHA Potomac Section Co-hosts Seminar on Health and Safety in Museums By AIHA Potomac Section President-elect Janice Ruggles, CIH, and Board Director Kathryn Makos, CIH On Nov. 8, 2016, the AIHA Potomac Local Section collaborated with the Smithsonian’s Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (OSHEM) and the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) to present the professional development seminar “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, sponsored by the Lunder Conservation Center. The seminar, which was co-presented by conservators and industrial hygienists, covered information on scientific research studies such as pesticide exposure assessment in anthropology collections, innovative mold testing in archives, and mercury remediation in mineral science storage. Other technical discussions included fire protection challenges with fluid collection storage areas and an OSHA small business presentation on resources available to small historic houses and cultural sites.
Approximately 100 professionals from diverse backgrounds—conservation, collection care, and health, safety, and fire protection—attended the seminar. Executive leadership from OSHEM, WCG, AIHA, and the AIC-American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works gave brief remarks urging attendees to work together across professional disciplines to conduct risk assessments and develop remediation strategies for the museum occupations.
Read more about this event on the AIHA website. Apply for the AIHA Distinguished Lecturer Program AIHA invites new applications for its Distinguished Lecturer Program, which identifies experts within the association who are capable and willing to provide lectures in their area of expertise to the industrial hygiene community and to AIHA's outreach partners. The program is hosted by the AIHA Fellows SIG, and features prominent experts in industrial hygiene who are prepared to lecture on recent research, new developments, and topics of interest that affect workplace safety and the environment.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2017. For more information or to access the online application form, visit the AIHA website. Vote in the 2017 AIHA Board Election Beginning in early March, AIHA members will use their email address and membership identification number to access the online voting system for the 2017 Board of Directors election. Members who require a paper ballot must submit their request by email to ballot@aiha.org no later than Friday, Feb. 24.
The paper ballot will be mailed by early March and must be returned postmarked no later than Friday, March 17, to be counted in the election. For more information, contact Felicia Fett at (703) 846-0702 or ffett@aiha.org. AIHA Featured in USA TODAY AIHA was featured in the Dec. 23 USA TODAY print supplement on workplace safety. The article, “The Unsung Heroes of Workplace Safety,” is intended to raise public awareness about the profession. View the article online or download a PDF copy. CEC Accepting Membership Applications The AIHA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is now accepting self-nominations for membership. The committee comprises 12 members who serve four one-year terms. The CEC’s mission is to ensure quality educational opportunities that broaden knowledge, enhance technical competencies, and provide IHs with practical tools and skills. CEC members receive a variety of benefits, including free PDC registration(s) for auditing courses at AIHce.
Applications are due by March 20, 2017. For more information, contact Erin Breece, CEC staff liaison, at ebreece@aiha.org, or visit the AIHA website.
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Dates and Deadlines February 15 Deadline for AIHA Distinguished Lecturer applications. February 17 Deadline for AIHF scholarship applications. March 20 Deadline for membership applications for AIHA’s Continuing Education Committee. June 4–7 AIHce 2017 in Seattle, Wash.
For a complete list of events, visit AIHA's website.
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