AIHA Publishes Second Edition of Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist By Jeffrey A. Church
Last month, AIHA published the second edition of Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist, a book sponsored by AIHA’s Toxicology Committee. The book has been comprehensively updated to incorporate current trends in toxicology and global issues. The second edition also includes a new section devoted to particulate matter.  Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist is an essential resource for practicing industrial hygienists and is also recommended for use as a classroom textbook. Many chapters include case studies to emphasize toxicological principles and their practical applications to the industrial hygiene professional. The latest edition of the book includes 45 chapters in 6 sections: understanding toxicology, sites of action of chemicals found in the workplace, chemical group toxicology, toxicology of particulate matter, application of toxicological information, and sources of toxicological information.   Visit the AIHA Marketplace to learn more or to order a copy.  Jeffrey A. Church, CSP, CIH, is an editor of Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist, 2nd edition.
Call for Applications for New IEQ Group’s Board of Directors At its July 2019 meeting, the AIHA Board of Directors approved AIHA’s membership in the newly formed Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance. IEQ-GA is organized and operated for the purpose of bringing together professionals from various disciplines that deal with the indoor environment. The alliance is dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, education, and research for the safety and well-being of the general public. AIHA is a voting member of IEQ-GA and will appoint one primary voting director and one alternate director to the IEQ-GA Board of Directors. AIHA will accept nominations for these positions until 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 15, 2019. Self-nominations will be accepted. Visit AIHA's website to find more information about the responsibilities associated with these positions and the selection process. Call for Proposals Opens for IOHA 2020 in South Korea The submission portal for proposals for the International Occupational Hygiene Association’s 12th International Scientific Conference is now open. IOHA 2020 will be held Oct. 17–22 in Daegu, South Korea, and will be hosted by the Korea Industrial Hygiene Association. The theme of the conference, “Bridging Gaps in OH Development, Opening New Horizons,” is intended to recognize the “border-crossing nature” of occupational health and safety.  Individuals may submit proposals to present at IOHA 2020 through Jan. 31, 2020. Conference organizers encourage submissions on topics such as risk assessment, risk management, exposure assessment methodologies and applications, and international cooperation and harmonization activities.  More information about IOHA 2020 is available online. AIHA hosted the 11th IOHA International Scientific Conference in 2018. It was the first time IOHA’s flagship event was held in the United States. More than 500 attendees representing 36 countries attended the conference in Washington, D.C. An article in the December 2018 Synergist recaps IOHA 2018. Introducing the AIHA University eLibrary Get unlimited online access to 50 of AIHA’s best-selling publications, including newly released titles, when you subscribe to the AIHA University eLibrary. Subscribers can view full publications or select chapters using a desktop computer, tablet, or phone. Users can search by keyword or browse the eLibrary’s topic-based categories to find the publications that fit their needs. The eLibrary offers access to multiple industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety resources for a low one-time fee, with no shipping or hidden costs.  Access to the AIHA University eLibrary is available as a six-month or one-year subscription. Materials in the eLibrary are not printable or downloadable. Visit the AIHA Marketplace to learn more or subscribe to the AIHA University eLibrary. In Memoriam: John F. Mazur AIHA member John F. Mazur, CIH, CHMM, passed away on April 28, 2019, in Wilmington, N.C. He will be buried on Sept. 13 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., with full military honors.  Mazur spent 22 years in the U.S. Army and completed tours of duty at various locations in the United States, Germany, and Japan. He retired from the Army in 1984 and was awarded the Army’s Legion of Merit Medal, which is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the U.S. Mazur then consulted as a certified industrial hygienist and a certified hazardous materials manager for environmental, safety, and occupational health companies, finally retiring in November 2016. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for The Synergist. Read his obituary online. 2020 Board of Directors Nominations AIHA seeks nominations for four Board of Directors positions that will be vacated in June 2020: vice president, secretary-elect, and two at-large director positions. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1, 2019. Visit AIHA's website to find more information about submitting Board nominations. Please email AIHA with questions. Volunteer to Serve on the Board Nominating Committee Beginning Sept. 15, AIHA will seek volunteers to serve on the 2020 Board Nominating Committee. Last year, the AIHA Board of Directors revised the Board Nominations Policy to reflect AIHA’s commitment to transparency and diversity. AIHA is now using an open application process to add four at-large members to the Board Nominating Committee. The association seeks active, full members of AIHA who are committed to helping AIHA find the best nominees for Board positions. Self-nominations will be accepted. The deadline for applications is Oct. 10, 2019. Visit AIHA's website to learn about submitting applications for the Board Nominating Committee. Bylaws Vote Scheduled for This Month In mid-September, AIHA plans to hold a vote on proposed amendments to the AIHA bylaws regarding the Local Sections Council and potential changes to Board officer nominations. Read more about the proposed amendments in the President’s Message in the August 2019 issue of The Synergist.

Dates and Deadlines
September 18 Deadline to submit proposals for AIHce EXP 2020. September 23–27 Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review course in Ann Arbor, Mich., co-sponsored by the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society. September 26 AIHA webinar: “Opioids and Protection of Workers Involved in Opioid Response.” October 3 AIHA webinar: “Welding Fumes: Suggestions for Future Research.” November 7 AIHA webinar: “The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist.” June 1–3, 2020 AIHce EXP 2020 in Atlanta, Ga. For a complete list of events, visit AIHA's website.