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AIHA® and ACGIH® Seek JOEH Editor-in-Chief
AIHA and ACGIH are searching for an editor-in-chief (EIC) for
the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH).
The journal provides a written medium for the communication
of ideas, methods, processes and research in the areas of occu-
pational, industrial and environmental hygiene; exposure as-
sessment; engineering controls; occupational and
environmental epidemiology; ergonomics; medicine and toxi-
cology; and other related disciplines. EIC candidates should
possess a comprehensive knowledge and broad perspective of
the fields of occupational and environmental hygiene (OEH) as
well as an understanding of its many disciplines. Additionally,
the EIC should possess:
• Professional accomplishment and identity within the fields
of OEH, including a respected standing among peers, com-
bined with a network of professional contacts.
• Research skills as demonstrated by a record of publication
in relevant peer-reviewed journals and a firm grounding in
a field of scientific inquiry.
• Demonstrated writing, reviewing and editing skills.
• Working knowledge of both AIHA and ACGIH.
In general, the EIC responsibilities include:
• Establishing, revising and maintaining editorial guidelines
for contributions to the JOEH.
• Taking an active part in pursuing the JOEH’s goals and editorial coverage, and in developing new ideas for improvement of the JOEH.
• Creating goodwill for the JOEH through respectful interactions with current and potential authors, reviewers and
• Soliciting, receiving, peer-reviewing, selecting and editing
contributions to the JOEH, including actively seeking out
relevant articles from both OEH and allied disciplines;
managing the review process within designated timelines
guaranteed to minimize delays in decisions and publications; and, with the assistance of JOEH staff, actively
monitoring status of manuscripts and prompting reviewers
to work in a timely manner.
This is a one-year renewable contract position. This position
will remain open until filled; however, applications received
prior to Nov. 20, 2009, will receive priority consideration by the
search committee. Application materials may be downloaded at
The AIHA and the ACGIH are Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employers and are committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.
CEC Gears Up for AIHce 2010
AIHA’s Continuing Education Committee (CEC) met in late September to review 113 AIHce 2010 Professional Development
Course (PDC) proposals. After a rigorous and competitive bi-level review, about 60 percent of the proposals submitted were
selected for presentation in Denver. PDCs are evaluated by the
CEC and technical committee members to help guarantee overall
satisfaction. The result is an excellent educational experience
most participants rate as very good/excellent.
On average, over 2,700 OEHS professionals attend PDCs annually, maximizing their AIHce experience by earning additional certification maintenance points, networking with
experts, and continuing their education. The preconference
weekend for AIHce 2010—Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May
23—will feature half-day, full-day and two-day PDCs. A symposium titled “The Green Building as an Ecosystem” and several
special PDCs (Management, Time Management and CSP Exam
Prep) will also be offered.
With benefits and value-added items ranging from hands-on
demonstrations and workshops to copies of essential publications and software, PDCs provide practical skills and tools that
can be applied immediately. Registration will open in December
2009, and full-course descriptions will be available at that time.
• Complete list of AIHce 2010 PDCs: www.aihce2010.org.
• Additional information about the CEC and PDC selection
Back row, left to right: Judith L. Healy, Melissa M. Osborne Rupert, Camille
Carraway, Kenneth R. Talley, Kaleb Grittner, Diane Zerbe, Randal J. Keller, and
Penelope E. Pietrowski. Front row, left to right: Henry (Hank) C. Woodcock,
Stephanie R. Carter, and Dennis P. Bridge. Not Pictured: David S. Abrams,
Rebecca (Becky) Brown, and Carl O. Sall.