Today's News / Environmental and Occupational Health

James R. Thornton honored with annual AIHA Smyth Award

October 4, 2012
KEYWORDS aiha / smyth / thornton
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

AIHAThe American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced the 2012 recipient of the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award. James R. Thornton, CIH, CSP, will be recognized at the 2012 AIHA Fall Conference held October 27 - 31 in San Antonio, TX. The annual Fall Conference is presented by AIHA’s Academy of Industrial Hygiene.

“The Smyth Award is reserved for a special individual who has made significant contributions to the practice of industrial hygiene that have enhanced the health and safety of workers,” stated Perry Logan, PhD, CIH, President of the Academy. “Over his distinguished career, Mr. Thornton has been a coach and mentor to many health and safety professionals. He continues to be a dedicated advocate to strengthening the professional practice through his strong commitments to the Academy of Industrial Hygiene. On behalf of the entire Academy, I am honored to present Jim with the 2012 Smyth Award.”

Mr. Thornton is the Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety for Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. He received his BS from Auburn University and earned his Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene from Texas A&M University. Additionally, he is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Thornton served as president of AIHA and the Academy , and as a Director of ABIH. He has received numerous community and industry honors, including AIHA’s Distinguished Service Award.

The Academy established the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award in 1981 and presents it to an individual who has recognized the needs of the industrial hygiene profession and made major contributions, thereby contributing to the improvement of the public’s welfare. Henry F. Smyth, Jr. was a dedicated teacher and productive researcher whose projects enhanced the profession.

For more information regarding the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award, please contact AIHA’s Managing Director of Professional Community, Vicky Yobp, at (703) 846-0769 or vyobp@aiha.org. For more information about AIHA Fall Conference, please visit www.aihafallconference.org.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

ISHN Magazine

ishn april 2014 issue cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2014

ISHN0114_FDO_cov.jpgFor Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THEJANUAYR 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.