John J. Bloomfield Award

2019 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 Phillip Rauscher, MPH, CSP, CIH.

Mr. Rauscher earned his BS degree in Public Health with a minor in Chemistry from Youngstown State University. He went on to earn his MPH in Environmental/ Occupational Health from the University of Toledo. He since has earned a graduate certificate in Quality Management Systems from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Mr. Rauscher is an Industrial Safety Hygienist at the State of Ohio-Division of Safety and Hygiene. He works primarily in the field performing comprehensive industrial hygiene and engineering surveys to anticipate, identify, evaluate and control airborne contaminants, noise levels and heat/cold stress. He also assists employers of various industries with development of safety programs and implementation of best practice guidelines and works with stakeholders to educate employers on common hazards in the workplace and compliance with federal and state law through development and implementation of both classroom and online training as well as publicly available educational materials.

Mr. Rauscher became a member of ACGIH® in 2014. He is also a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and has served as the Secretary of the AIHA Northwest Chapter since 2014. Mr. Rauscher acts as a Liaison/Facilitator of the Ohio Safety Congress Chemical Committee, the nation’s largest regional safety conference. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

As a young industrial hygienist, Mr. Rauscher has made outstanding contributions to the industrial hygiene profession through fieldwork and commitment to the profession. His significant impact in the field as a practitioner and a leader are exemplary.

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
  • 2018 — Carl E. Johnson, CIH, CSP