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ACGIH® Honors Its 2007 Awards Recipients

 

ACGIH® HONORS ITS 2007 AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Cincinnati, Ohio — May 24, 2007 — ACGIH® will honor its 2007 Awards recipients at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo held June 2-7, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each year, ACGIH® honors individuals and/or groups who have made significant contributions to the profession through their leadership and dedication. We add this year's awardees to that distinguished list.

Herbert E. Stokinger Award Recipient: Gerald L. Kennedy, Jr., DABT

The Herbert E. Stokinger Award is presented each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the broad field of industrial and environmental toxicology. Mr. Kennedy has spent his career making such contributions.

Mr. Kennedy has been a toxicologist at DuPont's Haskell Laboratory for Health and Environmental Sciences for 30 years, where his primary interest has been in inhalation toxicology and use of this type of information for controlling exposure to chemicals in the workplace. He has been the Chair of their internal Acceptable Exposure Level (AEL) Committee since its inception in 1977. Before joining DuPont, he worked at Northwestern University's Pathology Department. His work there involved conduct of descriptive toxicological studies for commercial clients as well as teaching in the Biochemistry and Nutrition departments.

Mr. Kennedy joined ACGIH® in 1994 and has served on the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee from 1987 to the present. He is currently Co-Chair of the MISCO Subcommittee and a member of the Society of Toxicology serving on a number of administrative committees. He also consults with the National Library of Medicine as a toxicology reviewer for their Hazardous Substances Data Base activities.

Mr. Kennedy is the editor of Drug and Chemical Toxicology and serves on a number of editorial boards. He has published numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters dealing with either inhalation experiments or descriptive toxicology of industrial chemicals.

Mr. Kennedy's contributions to the field of industrial and environmental toxicology have earned him a place on the distinguished list of Herbert E. Stokinger Award recipients.

John J. Bloomfield Award Recipient: Robert M. Eninger, Maj, USAF, CIH

The John J. Bloomfield Award is presented to a young industrial hygienist who pursues the problem of occupational health hazards primarily by doing fieldwork, and who demonstrates significant contribution to the profession.

Major Eninger is an active duty U.S. Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineer assigned to the University of Cincinnati as a doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health. Throughout his career he has made substantial and practical contributions to the development and testing of USAF emergency and disaster response protocols for use with field-portable chemical agent and radionuclide detection and identification technologies. Major Eninger twice received the Air Force's Outstanding Company Grade Bioenvironmental Engineer of the Year Award (1999, 2003) and has twice been awarded a NIOSH/U.C. ERC pilot research project grant.

His contributions to the field have caused him to stand out and be recognized as the John J. Bloomfield Awardee.

Meritorious Achievement Award Recipient: Lisa M. Brosseau, ScD, CIH

The Meritorious Achievement Award is given to members of ACGIH® who have made an outstanding, long-term contribution to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene. A member of ACGIH® since 1985, Dr. Brosseau has worked diligently to advance the organization and the profession. She has served as a member and as Chair of the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee. She serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is a peer reviewer for numerous other occupational health and safety journals and has participated on IOM and NAS committees in the areas of respiratory and personal protection. Dr. Brosseau received the AIHA Alice Hamilton Award in 2006. She has published extensively on performance of respiratory protection devices, aerosol measurement, filtration, and health and safety interventions in small businesses.

Dr. Brosseau's dedication and service to the occupational health and industrial hygiene profession, and her commitment to ACGIH®'s mission have earned her the Meritorious Achievement Award.

William Steiger Memorial Award Recipient: Earl Dotter, Photojournalist

The William Steiger Memorial Award honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational health and safety. Initiated in 1979, this award is not limited to occupational safety and health professionals.

Mr. Dotter has spent his career creating visual surveys of occupational and environmental health related photographs that span the implementation of OSHA, the Coal Mine Health & Safety Act, the Cotton Dust Standard, the transformation of our industrial economy to service jobs, the emergence of ergonomics, environmentalism and the post 9/11 impact on our workplaces.

His works include early photographs published on two New York Magazine covers; pictures of the urban crisis taken after Martin Luther King's assassination, which appeared in the final revival issue of The Saturday Evening Post; photographs of coal miners and their serious health and safety concerns in the wake of West Virginia's Farmington Mine Disaster; THE QUIET SICKNESS: A Photographic Chronicle of Hazardous Work in America exhibit and his book published by AIHA Press to accompany the exhibit on a tour of the six New England states, sponsored by The Harvard School of Public Health; The Price of Fish and When Duty Calls, exhibits that resulted from his receipt of an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship; and OUR FUTURE IN RETROSPECT? Coal Miner Health in Appalachia: Photographs by Russell Lee 1946 and Earl Dotter 2006, an exhibit that contrasts the photos taken by Russell Lee of coal miners' health and safety immediately after WWII with those taken a lifetime later in 2006 by Earl Dotter. The latter exhibit will be on display in Philadelphia at the 2007 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce).

ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Director of Operations
513-742-6161

abloomhuff@acgih.org