Norman W. Henry, III, CIH, was honored at this year's American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) with the 2016 AIHA President's Award. This prestigious award, which is determined solely by the president of AIHA, is presented to awardees in recognition of their dedication to the industrial hygiene profession, at the President's Reception held at the annual AIHce. The President of the AIHA Board of Directors until May 26, 2016, Daniel Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP, named Henry for the 2016 award.
"My industrial hygiene career has been most rewarding...responding to challenges and seizing opportunities to protect people in the workplace," said Henry. "I am humbled by this honor."
Anna remarked that Henry has had a strong impact on his career by providing guidance and support.
"When I was a young graduate student, Norm welcomed me to the Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee," said Anna. "That committee experience was the beginning of my volunteer career with AIHA. Without the positive encouragement and welcoming from Norm, I may not have gotten involved with AIHA. From the beginning he always treated me like a peer, and over the years we worked together on several projects, including the Chemical Protective Clothing book and The Occupational Environment. My career would not be where it is today without Norm's influence."
Henry has been an AIHA member since 1981. He has also been a member of various AIHA committees and previously served as chair of the Ionizing Radiation Committee and the Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee.
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA's 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. More information is available at www.aiha.org.