agency. Before the forum, AIHA hosted a virtual town-hall
meeting to garner answers to questions posed by OSHA.
Comments from participants in the town-hall meeting, AIHA
volunteer groups and local sections were submitted to OSHA
on February 10.
For more information about the OSHA forum or to read the
AIHA document “Public Input on Key Issues Facing the
Agency,” visit www.aiha.org/news-pubs/govtaffairs/Pages/
Synergist Online: Datalogging Article
Don’t miss Synergist “Solutions” articles, our newest online
feature, at www.aiha.org/news-pubs/synergist/Pages/
default.aspx. This month, Brad Day of Industrial Scientific
discusses the importance of datalogging in gas detection.
In Memoriam: Darrell E. Anderson, PE, CIH, CSP
BY ALDEN HOFFMAN, PE, CIH
Longtime AIHA® member Darrell Anderson passed away
on Nov. 7, 2009. He was 73.
For more than 15 years, Anderson was the chief of the
occupational health section of the Minnesota Department
of Health, also known as Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Health
Enforcement. In 1993, the section
joined the Department of Labor
and Industry, where Anderson
served as the administrative director on the MNOSHA management
team until his retirement in 2000.
After earning a chemical engineering degree from the University
of Minnesota in 1958, Anderson
served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health
Service until 1960. In 1964, he received a master’s degree
in air pollution and industrial hygiene from Harvard
University. In 1971, his study of engine exhaust exposures in
indoor ice skating rinks was published in the AIHA Journal.
Darrell was a director of the American Board of Industrial
Hygiene and a counselor for the Academy of Industrial
Hygiene from 1978 to 1984. He served on the industrial
hygiene advisory boards for the University of Minnesota’s
School of Public Health and the occupational medicine
residency program for Regions Hospital. In 2001, Darrell
was the first recipient of the Arthur E. McCauley, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Leadership Award “for
outstanding dedication and accomplishments toward
improving workers’ safety and health in Minnesota,”
presented by the Minnesota OSH Advisory Council.
Darrell was active in retirement and enjoyed traveling,
skiing, building a new home, woodworking and spending
weekends at the lake. He is survived by his wife, Karin,
two married sons and six grandchildren.