John J. Bloomfield Award

2018 Awardee

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The John J. Bloomfield Award is presented to a young industrial hygienist who pursues the problem of occupational health hazards primarily by doing fieldwork. This year’s Bloomfield Award recipient is Carl E. Johnson, CIH, CSP.

Mr. Johnson earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry, and M.S. degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Johnson is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and an Industrial Hygiene Specialist for 3M. In this role, he works with 3M facilities, new acquisitions, product developers, and business leaders around the world to improve workplace and product health and safety. His primary research interests are in the areas of hearing conservation, industrial noise control, and chemical exposure assessment. Mr. Johnson’s field experience has taken him throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Mr. Johnson is the past chair of the AIHA Noise Committee. He is an active member of both the AIHA Exposure Assessment Committee and the AIHA Student and Early Career Professionals Committee. Mr. Johnson is an instructor for several AIHA PDCs and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Mr. Johnson was a keynote speaker at the 2017 International Health Forum and China-US Occupational Health Symposium in Beijing. He is a member of the team that won the 2016 NHCA/NIOSH Safe-in-Sound Excellence Award.

Mr. Johnson serves as a member of the Biomedical Medical Ethics Institutional Review Board at the University of Minnesota. He was inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society for Public Health in 2017. Mr. Johnson was selected for the AIHA Future Leaders Institute in 2011. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

As a young industrial hygienist, Mr. Johnson has made outstanding contributions to the industrial hygiene profession through fieldwork and his significant impact as a practitioner and a leader make him a worthy recipient of the John J. Bloomfield Award. The award will be announced at the ACGIH® Membership Reception and Annual Meeting of the Membership and at the AIHce Opening Session, and presented at the Mark of Excellence Breakfast.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 1979 — Gary A. Wiederhoeft
  • 1980 — Ronald J. Young
  • 1981 — Lynn C. O Donnell
  • 1982 — Jack O. Geissert
  • 1983 — John M. Fajen
  • 1984 — Margie E. Zalesak
  • 1985 — Scott E. Merkle
  • 1986 — Deborah S. Green
  • 1987 — Miriam C. Vaughn
  • 1988 — Kathy L. Morring
  • 1989 — Michael G. Gressel
  • 1990 — Mark A. Ashworth
  • 1991 — Mary Giguere
  • 1992 — Patricia M. Holton
  • 1993 — Jeffrey C. Hutchins
  • 1994 — Teresa A. Seitz
  • 1995 — Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen
  • 1996 — David M. Zalk
  • 1997 — Dean R. Lillquist
  • 1998 — D. Scott Hayes
  • 1999 — Stanley J. Jossell
  • 2000 — Seth J. Burmeister
  • 2001 — Michael V. Van Dyke
  • 2002 — Lieutenant Robert E. McCleery
  • 2003 — Kimberley J. Nipko
  • 2004 — Anthony J. Intrepido
  • 2005 — Lieutenant Commander Lauralynn Taylor
  • 2006 — Aleksandr B. Stefaniak
  • 2007 — Robert M. Eninger, Maj, USAF, CIH
  • 2008 — Aubrey Grimes
  • 2009 — Jessica Ramsey
  • 2010 — Shannon Henshaw Gaffney, MHS, PhD, CIH
  • 2011 — Lilia Chen, MS, CIH
  • 2012 — Cara M. Mitchell
  • 2013 — Erica Jones, CIH
  • 2014 — Catherine A. Hovde, CIH, CSP
  • 2015 — R. Todd Niemeier, MS, CIH
  • 2016 — Enjoli DeGrasse Parson, MSPH, CIH
  • 2017 — Lucinette Alvarado, MS, CIH