Community AIHA NEWS ; FOUNDATION NEWS ACADEMY NEWS ; LOCAL SECTIONS NEWS Farewell to Retiring Board Members AIHA® thanks retiring board members Cathy Cole, CIH, CSP, and Cindy Coe, CIH, for their years of service on the AIHA Board of Directors. Their hard 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 commitment to AIHA!
Aug. 1: Early Registration Deadline for Singapore Confer-
ence and Exhibition
The inaugural AIHA Asia Pacific OH + EHS Conference and
Exhibition will be held in Singapore Oct. 11–13 at the Raffles City
Convention Centre. Organized by AIHA®, the three-day event will
comprise a conference, an exhibition and pre-conference Professional
Development Courses (PDCs). Register by the early registration date,
Aug. 1, to enjoy maximum savings.
For questions regarding registration, contact the Asia Pacific
Conference Secretariat at AIHA2011@mci-group.com. For additional
information, visit www.aihaap.org.
Synergist Drawings Winners
Jennifer Stone, CIH, head of the Industrial Hygiene Department at Naval Hospital in Richlands, N.C., and Deana
Schepp, an industrial hygienist at INEOS Nitriles in
League City, Texas, were chosen from the Synergist
fax-back card and the Synergist survey found in the AIHA®
E-ssential Connection e-newsletter for the first quarter of
2011. Both are the lucky recipients of $200 American Express gift cards.
You’ve got to play to win! Respond to the Synergist
e-survey or submit the fax-back card found on page 45
for your chance to win.
James R. Thornton, CIH, CSP, was reappointed as a representative of
AIHA® to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).
Bill Beadie, CIH, joined Maul Foster & Alongi Inc. as a principal
AIHA® Opens Center for Safety and Health in Sustainability
AIHA announced in June the opening of the Center for Safety and
Health in Sustainability (CSHS), which will define how safety and health
professionals contribute to the long-term sustainability of organizations.
CSHS is a collaborative effort among AIHA, the American Society of
Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the U.K.-based Institution of Occupational
Safety and Health (IOSH).
AIHA®, CCOH to Coordinate Educational Efforts
On June 2, AIHA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with
the Canadian Council of Occupational Hygiene/Conseil Canadien d’Hy-giene du Travail (CCOH). The organizations agreed to coordinate efforts
to improve worker health and safety, generate joint
activities that enhance and highlight the role of
occupational hygienists and other OEHS
professionals, advance IH practice, and
foster joint educational programming,
including professional development activities. For more information about CCOH,
Gulf Coast AIHA® Supports Student Competition
Members of the Gulf Coast Local Section and student
chapter participated as judges for the 52nd Intel Science
and Engineering Fair in Houston, Texas. The ISEF is a
global competition for students in grades 9–12. Read
more at www.aiha.org/News-Pubs/Synergist/Community/
Look for Academy Newsletter in Digital Synergist
The Synergist is proud to provide the latest issue of the
quarterly Academy of Industrial Hygiene Update (
formerly The Diplomate) in the digital version of this
issue. Members will receive the digital Synergist via
e-mail by mid-July.
The Academy represents certified industrial hygienists
and promotes the advancement of the industrial hygiene
profession. The Academy newsletter has information
about its latest initiatives, including the upcoming
PCIH in Baltimore; development of core competencies
for industrial hygienists; a proposal to streamline the
accreditation process for university programs in industrial hygiene; and much more.
For more information about the Academy, visit
www.aiha.org/SynergistCommunity to read
more about these and other AIHA news items.