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 Elizabeth Angus.
Ms. Angus earned her BS degree in Microbiology with a minor in History from Virginia Tech. After briefly working in medical and research laboratories, she went on to earn her MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health, with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene, from the University of Arizona. She is an Industrial Hygienist with Safex, Inc., in Ohio, where she performs qualitative and quantitative industrial hygiene assessments for multiple industries. Her specialties include developing industrial hygiene sampling plans, area and personal exposure assessments for chemical and physical hazards and ventilation system assessments. She also conducts training on hazard communication, respirator fit testing and use, emergency response and assists with instructing the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene and Beyond Industrial Hygiene Fundamentals courses. Ms. Angus joined ACGIH® in 2020. She has been a member of AIHA since 2013 and served as Secretary for the Central Ohio Local Section from 2016 to 2019. Ms. Angus has also served on the Chemical Committee for the Ohio Safety Congress since 2015. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).