The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced that S.D. Allen Iske Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP will receive this year's Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award. The honor is presented annually to an individual who has recognized the needs of the industrial hygiene profession and contributed to the improvement of the public's welfare. AIHA will honor Dr. Iske during an awards dinner at the 2016 AIHA Fall Conference, which will be held October 24-25 in San Antonio, Texas. As this year's recipient, Dr. Iske will present the annual Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award lecture at the conference.
"This is amazing and most appreciated," Dr. Iske said upon being notified that he would receive the Smyth Award. "This recognition makes me feel very honored and humble."
Dr. Iske has participated in the efforts of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for decades, helping to develop new and better methods for measuring workplace atmospheres and bringing this knowledge and expertise to several of AIHA's committees. He was one of the editors of the fifth edition of the AIHA Laboratory Quality Assurance Manual in 2015, and had previously authored chapters for two earlier editions of this publication. Dr. Iske is also involved in international standards development activities as the official liaison from AIHA's Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee for the ASTM D22 Committee on Air Quality and the ISO/TC 146 Technical Advisory Group on Air Quality.
Dr. Iske has previously been recognized for his significant volunteer efforts and service to the profession by the international standards organization ASTM. His achievements include the ASTM Award of Merit, the ASTM Committee D22 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Committee D22 Moyer D. Thomas Award. Dr. Iske, a Society Fellow of ASTM, was named an AIHA Fellow in 2008. Dr. Iske has also received recently the AIHA AnalyticalAccreditation Board (AAB) 2016 Harriotte A. Hurley Award and a 2016 AIHA Volunteer Group Service Award through the Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee.
As an educator at the University of Central Missouri (UCM), Dr. Iske shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for industrial hygiene with many students and is currently a Tenured Professor in Safety Sciences.
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.