CEC members earn Certification Maintenance Points for membership and leadership. Committee members also receive
free PDC registration(s) for auditing
courses at AIHce and opportunities to attend/participate in free Distance Learning Courses.
AIHA members interested in joining
the CEC should visit www.aiha.org/
conteducomm.htm, review the new
member fact sheet and operating guidelines, and complete Form 9 (CEC application). Applications and a resume
should be submitted to CEC Vice Chair
Camille Carraway ( Camille.Carraway@
dhs.gov) and to staff liaison Stacey
Talbot ( Stalbot@aiha.org) by March 15,
2010. New members will be elected during the CEC’s April teleconference and
begin serving at the AIHce CEC business meeting.
2010 Student You Tube Challenge
Have you ever searched the term “
industrial hygiene” on You Tube? The videos
turned up by such a search are less than
telling about our field (“Industrial Hygienist on Mars,” for example).
The Students and Early Career Profes-
sionals Committee challenges AIHA®
student members to post videos that in-
form the world about their newly chosen
profession. Possible approaches include,
but are not limited to, the following con-
• Interview professionals from local
• Show how to collect and analyze
samples, and demonstrate how this
information is used to make decisions
on the risks of exposures.
• Demonstrate how to evaluate the hazards of an environment to educate the
general population or a particular
• Educate viewers about an event or individual who greatly contributed to
The only requirements for the videos
are that they display creativity, enthusiasm and scientifically correct discussions
of data or the field. The target video
length is 2– 3 minutes.
To enter, upload your video to
You Tube by April 15, 2010. Student sections are encouraged to work together,
but both individuals and groups are welcome to enter. Entrants should tag their
videos with the following words: “
industrial hygiene,” “student,” and “AIHA.”
Once your video is posted, send an e-mail
to Thursa La at email@example.com with
“You Tube Challenge” in the subject line.
Make sure to include your student section
name, contact information, and club faculty advisor contact information (if applicable) along with the video web link.
The winning video will be recognized
in The Synergist and shown at AIHce 2010
in Denver, Colo. Entrants do not need to
attend AIHce 2010 to be eligible. For
more information, visit www.aiha.org/
2009 Rachel Carson Award
The AIHA® Environmental Issues Committee welcomes nominations for its
2010 Rachel Carson Award from all interested parties through Feb. 28. The
award is presented to EHS professional
who have achieved outstanding success
and distinction in their EHS business,
profession or life’s work. The nominee(s)
and the nominator(s) do not have to be
members of AIHA.
Additional information, including the
nomination form, can be found at
Please send your nominations to Jennifer
Brown Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Golden Seed Award: Call for
The Student and Early Career Professionals (SECP) Committee is seeking
nominations for the Golden Seed Award.
This award is given to an individual
who has made significant contributions
to industrial hygiene, above and beyond
his or her typical job responsibilities.
This can include contributions in the
areas of student development, mentoring, or early career guidance. Nominees
must have demonstrated a commitment
to promoting the profession of industrial
hygiene, advancing the profession