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List of EHS Leaders Includes Four AIHA® Members
New eLearning Opportunity
AIHA’s top-selling CIH prep course, Elemental Industrial Hygiene (EIH), has been
converted into a robust Webcourse. OEHS professionals, seasoned and new IHs,
and CIH examinees alike can benefit from this highly recommended course. The
on-demand, self-paced online format allows unlimited access to an exclusive online community, presentations, supplemental resources, and learning tools for 24
months. During this time participants learn at their own pace to maximize their
knowledge of fundamental topic areas, leverage tools and skill sets, and identify
key topics covered by the CIH exam.
To register, visit www.aiha.org/webcourse. For more information, contact
Cinthia Minan, AIHA’s distance learning program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIHA® Presents Course
AIHA and the Phylmar
Group, in partnership with
GE, offered Measurements
of Hazardous Substances
(MOHS), at the GE China
Technology Center in Shanghai, China, June 28–July 2.
Part of a series of internationally developed and
modules, the course provided techniques for assessing exposures and gauging risks
to 25 students. All lectures and demonstrations were taught in Mandarin by course
instructors Mark Katchen, Ellen Liu and Victor Liu. Corporate sponsors included
SKC, ESIS and NBC Universal.
MOHS instructors and students at the GE China Technology Center.
AIHce 2010 PDC Instructors Donate $10,395 to AIHF
Each year, some of the pre-conference instructors donate their earned honorarium to
the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF). This year, 35 instructors donated
Since 1982, AIHF has distributed more than $1,139,000 to 423
students at 46 different schools and universities. These scholarships
have enabled talented students to complete their education and
have encouraged the most promising scholars to enter or remain in
the industrial hygiene profession.
For more information about AIHF, visit www.aiha.org/foundations/AIHFoundation/
The June/July Synergist incorrectly reported that Joel Cohen, CIH, was nominated to
the health position on the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
(OSHSB). AIHA® member Henry McDermott, CIH, CSP, was nominated for the position.
McDermott was appointed to the OSHSB in June. The Synergist regrets the error.
Dates and Deadlines
Sept. 28–Oct. 2: International Occupational
Hygiene Association (IOHA) 8th
International Congress in Rome, Italy
Oct. 9–10: PCIH 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 1: Deadline for nominations for AIHA®
Synergist® Receives 2010 APEX Award of
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For the second consecutive year,
The Synergist was honored with
an APEX Award of Excellence
in the “Magazines and Journals
—Print Over 32 Pages” category.
The award recognized the January 2010 issue, which featured
articles on infection control and
the challenges faced by OEHS professionals.
The APEX awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., of Springfield,
Va., publisher of Writing that Works: The
Business Communications Report, a bimonthly
newsletter covering business writing, editing
Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, CIH, was ap-
pointed chairman of the U.S. Chemical
Safety Board (CSB). Moure-Eraso was
nominated by Presi-
dent Obama on March
22 and confirmed by
the U.S. Senate on
June 23. The CSB is an
agency that investi-
gates industrial chemi-
cal accidents. Prior to
his appointment, Moure-Eraso served as
chair of the Department of Work Environ-
ment for the School of Health and Envi-
ronment at the University of
Henry (Hank) McDermott, CIH, CSP, was
appointed to the health position on the
California Occupational Safety and Health
Standards Board (OSHSB) in June. The
OSHSB is a seven-member organization
that sets standards within the Cal/OSHA
agency. Members are appointed by the
governor of California. For more information on OSHSB, visit
September 2010 ; The Synergist