SPECIAL TO THE DIGITAL EDITION
• toxicological principles necessary to properly interpret and
assign exposure limits
• working knowledge of probability statistics and mathematical foundation for properly using and developing exposure
Exposure assessment professionals are well positioned to develop processes and tools to strengthen exposure judgments
with the available tools. In particular, tools and training that
provide constant feedback on the quality of exposure judgments are critical to strengthening professional competency.
Exposure assessment workshops using real exposure scenarios, sampling data and modeling tools should become part of
the routine training and calibration exercises used by all exposure assessment professionals. Well-designed training and
competency in these critical areas will continue to strengthen
the profession and our future.
Professional Ethics and Education
The Academy participates in the Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics
Education Committee (JIHEEC). We function as the Secretariat
of the JIHEEC and oversee its activities. Aside from the Academy representative, there are representatives of AIHA, ABIH
and ACGIH. Pam Greenley is the current chairperson.
Accreditation of Degree Programs in
During the 2010–11 academic year, the Academy’s Academic
Accreditation Committee (AAC), chaired by George Osborne,
reviewed 7 schools for Industrial Hygiene Accreditation by on-site visits. All 12 committee members participated. Additionally, 6 schools had accreditation desk reviews (i.e., no on-site
visits) done by committee members (one of which was actually
a Health Physics Accreditation review under our new agreement with the Health Physics Society). These reviews typically
were follow-ups on previous reviews. Bret Claussen and
George Osborne also served as editors for the Applied Science
Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of the Accreditation Board
of Engineering and Technology. During the year, the AAC also
held two teleconference calls with committee members.
In March 2011, Darryl Hill, president of ASSE, presented a proposal to ABET and AIHA that would streamline the process of
accreditation. This proposal is under discussion. AIHA has two
ASAC commissioners serving ABET (Torey Nalbone and Neil
Zimmerman, the new AAC Chair) and two other commissioners
serving ABET as at-large members (Bret Claussen, incoming
chair of ASAC; and George Osborne, incoming ASAC training
As you can see from this update, many in the Academy have
been quite busy in a number of projects and activities intended to strengthen the professional practice of industrial hygiene as well as the recognition of our contributions to your
profession. The officers of the Academy and the committee
members represent you, the practicing professional industrial
hygienist. We need to know what’s on your mind. Let us know
what you think.