“Dr. Nicas was selected from an outstanding pool of candidates, and the
Board is looking forward to working
with him to continue the tradition of
JOEH,” said Thomas E. Bernard, PhD,
president of JOEH, LLC. “I would like to
acknowledge the work of Dr. Michael
Morgan as the first editor in chief and to
thank the search committee for finding a
Nicas, a certified industrial hygienist
since 1986, has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental and occupational
health in government, industry, labor and
academia. He has served as a JOEH
editorial board member since 2004, is a diplomate of the American Board of Industrial
Hygiene (ABIH), and has been an AIHA
Fellow since 2003. He received AIHA’s
Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement
Award in 2001.
“I am honored to have been chosen to
lead the JOEH into the next decade,”
said Nicas. “I will strive to maintain the
record of timely review and publication
of high quality articles established by
• Institute of Medicine
“Damp Indoor Spaces and Health” 2004.
• Applied and Environmental
“Quantifying Mold Biomass on Gypsum Board:
Comparison of Ergosterol and Beta-N-Acetylhexosaminidase as Mold Biomass
Parameters” Reeslev M, et al. Vol. 69,
No. 7, 2003.
“NAGase activity in airborne biomass dust and
relationship between NAGase concentrations
and fungal spores”. Vol. 19, Madsen, A.M., 2003.
• ASHRAE Innovation Award
• R. Brandys
“Post Remediation Testing and Veri;cation for
Mold and Bacteria” 3rd Edition, 2010.
• Applied Occupational and
“Analytical Instrument Performance Criteria:
Application of a Fluorometric Method for the
Detection of Mold in Indoor Environments”.
Vol. 18, No. 7, Krause JD, Hamad YY, 2003.
• DOD Preferred Instrumentation
• EPA Environmental Technology
Veri;cation Program (in process)
• Occupational Health and Safety
“Successful Mold Growth Remediation in HVAC
Systems” Buckmaster P., January 2008.
• Danish Building Research
Standards 204, 205
• Danish Water & Wastewater
• Journal of Microbiological
“Fluorometric detection and estimation of fungal
biomass on cultural heritage materials”. Vol.80.,
Harvard Univ. 2010.
• Litigation acceptance in Texas
There is no substitute for good science.
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Farewell to Retiring Board Members
AIHA® thanks retiring board members
Lindsay Booher, Kevin Gara and Shelley
Wheeling-Park for their years of service.
Their work and dedication to the association has helped further AIHA’s mission of
promoting healthy and safe environments
by advancing the science, principles,
practice, and value of industrial hygiene
and occupational and environmental
health and safety. Thank you for your
hard work and commitment to AIHA!
The AIHce PDC Presentation Process
BY KENNETH R. TALLEY
Each year, the AIHA® Continuing Education Committee (CEC) oversees the professional development course (PDC) process.
Approximately 120 proposals are received
annually, and about one half are accepted
for presentation at AIHce.
Proposed PDCs are subjected to a bi-level
peer review from a technical committee
reviewer and the CEC. The role of technical
committee reviewers is to evaluate proposals
for their technical merit, as well as assist
with auditing new and updated PDCs at
AIHce. CEC members review proposals for
their content, quality and educational (
Proposals are selected based on the
• Repeat PDCs: past participant evaluations,
general history, subject relevance, and
current CEC and technical committee
• Updated PDCs: proposed changes are
evaluated along with past participant
evaluations, general history, and current
CEC and technical committee reviews.
• New PDCs: selected based on technical
committee and CEC reviewer assessments.
Additional consideration is given to
“hot” topics, topics that appeal to interna-