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Cast Your Ballot in the 2012 AIHA® Board Elections
Once again, AIHA has partnered with Votenet, a nationally-recognized company, to provide a safe, secure Web-based voting system during the March 2012 Board of Directors election cycle. Beginning in early March, AIHA members will use their e-mail address and membership identification number to access the voting system. Members who require a paper ballot must submit their
request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Feb. 24. The paper ballot will be mailed by early March and must be
returned postmarked no later than Friday, March 23, to be counted in the election. For more information, please contact Judy
Keithline at (703) 846-0702 or email@example.com.
Information about the candidates appears in this issue beginning on page 26.
Calls for Nominations
Rachel Carson Award
The AIHA® Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) welcomes nominations for the
2012 Rachel Carson Award through Feb. 28.
The award is given to EHS professionals
who have achieved success and distinction
in their careers. Nominees and nominators
do not have to be AIHA members. The winner will be honored at AIHce 2012 in Indianapolis, Ind.
For more information, and to download the nomination form,
Golden Seed Award
The AIHA® Student and Early Career Professionals (SECP)
Committee is seeking nominations for its 2012 Golden Seed
Award through March 30. Nominees must be AIHA members
who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting the IH
profession among students and early career professionals. The
award will be presented at AIHce 2012. For more information,
or to submit nominations, contact Ann Lori at amlori@
John A. Leonowich Award
The Nonionizing Radiation (NIR) Committee will be seeking
and accepting nominations for the John A. Leonowich award
for educational excellence in nonionizing radiation through
April 2, 2012. This award honors students who are actively
pursuing NIR initiatives through research or education. The
award recognizes the achievements made by current students
in advancing both theirs and the profession’s understanding
of nonionizing radiation. The Committee will select the recipient by May 1, 2012, and present the award at the NIR roundtable session at AIHce 2012.
www.aiha.org/SynergistCommunity to read more
about these and other AIHA news items.
IHSTAT Now in Dutch
AIHA released the Dutch translation of IHSTAT on Jan. 6.
This translation was made possible by a collaboration of
the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and the Belgian
Society of Occupational
Hygiene (BSOH). IHSTAT
is a multi-language, data
package that computes
descriptive statistics, determines if the distributions are normal or log
normally distributed, and
calculates associated confidence limits on the mean and
the tolerance limits of the distribution.
IHSTAT and IH MOD are flexible spreadsheets that implement many basic modeling and statistical analysis algorithms. To download the IHSTAT and IH MOD programs and
user guides, visit the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee page at http://bit.ly/aihaeacommittee.
AIHA Launches New Website for Consumers
AIHA’s new consumer-focused website, launched Dec. 15, allows the general public to access resources and information
about industrial hygiene and related fields. The website
( www.workerhealthsafety.com) is a consumer guide to the profession, careers and matters of concern to industrial hygienists.
The site includes information about the day-to-day responsibilities of an industrial hygienist,
what it takes to achieve an industrial
hygiene career, and the important
issues and challenges an IH professional routinely addresses.
The website will be constantly updated with industry news
and information and will be connected to AIHA.org. In addition, users will find helpful links to EPA, NIOSH and state