Volunteer Groups Seek Nominations for 2015 Awards
Three AIHA committees are currently seeking nominations for awards that will be presented at AIHce 2015. The AIHA Environmental Issues Committee is accepting nominations for its 2015 Rachel Carson Award through Feb. 28. Nominations for the Nonionizing Radiation Committee’s John A. Leonowich Award are due March 1. And the Student and Early Career Professionals Committee is seeking nominations for its 2015 Golden Seed Award through March 28; for more information or to submit nominations, contact Thursa La.
AIHA Accolades Lindene Patton, CIH, recently joined CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics, and data-enabled services provider, as global head of hazard product development for the company’s insurance and spatial solutions business. In her new role, Patton will lead development and research analytics for natural hazard and climate risk products and solutions.
AIHA member Theodore K. Courtney, MS, CSP, was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Board of Scientific Counselors at NIOSH, where he began a three-year term in January. Courtney is director of the Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s Center for Injury Epidemiology. Vote in the 2015 AIHA Board Elections Beginning in early March, AIHA members will use their e-mail address and membership identification number to access the online voting system for the 2015 Board of Directors election. Members who require a paper ballot must submit their request by e-mail no later than Friday, Feb. 20.
The paper ballot will be mailed by early March and must be returned postmarked no later than Friday, March 20, to be counted in the election. For more information, please contact Judy Keithline at (703) 846-0702 or email@example.com. 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 13, 2015. For more information, contact Erin Breece, CEC staff liaison, or visit the committee Web page. Dates and Deadlines February 28 Deadline for 2015 Rachel Carson Award nominations. March 1 Deadline for 2015 John A. Leonowich Award nominations. March 12 Hill Country/Alamo Local Sections Joint Seminar: “Emerging Issues in Industrial Hygiene” in San Marcos, Texas. View the agenda and registration information. March 23–26 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene in Columbus, Ohio. March 28 Deadline for 2015 Golden Seed Award nominations. May 30–June 4 AIHce 2015 (co-located with Stewardship 2015) in Salt Lake City, Utah. October 24–28 AIHA Fall Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla. For a complete list of events, visit the AIHA calendar.