John HenshawThe American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is adding personnel to help it with its mission to advance the industrial hygiene profession by awarding scholarships to IH students and those in related disciplines.

A new trustee

The AIHF Board of Trustees has named John L. Henshaw, CIH as the "Member-at-Large Trustee" for the 2017 term.

Henshaw has 40 years of experience in industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental health, and quality assurance and is currently Senior Vice President & Managing Principal- Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Cardno ChemRisk. 

He served as President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) from 1990-1991 and as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from 2001-2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University and a Master of Public Health degree from Michigan State University, School of Public Health.

Attracting top EHS students

"Our ability to positively impact occupational health around the world is in-part contingent upon our ability to attract and retain top environmental health students,” Henshaw said. “The AIHF, through its trustees, plays a critical role in assuring the Foundation lives up to its mission. AIHF donors have been very generous in the past and my personal goal, as a member of the Board of Trustees, is to assure we continue to secure contributions, fulfill the expectation of our donors, and create the greatest positive impact possible in our profession."

Committee members sought 

The AIHF is also seeking nominations for its advisory committee. According to the organization, nominees “should be dedicated to AIHF's core focus areas of work, including donor development and relations, fundraising, and scholarships. Interested individuals must also be AIHA members in good standing, a current AIHF donor or be willing to become a donor, and be prepared to disclose in writing any potential conflicts of interest. Further, nominees should be committed to diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to the time required to serve.” 

Nominations will be accepted until close of business on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Interested individuals should fill out the online nomination form and contact Laurie Mutdosch, AIHF's Manager, at with any questions. 

Since 1982, AIHF has distributed more than $1.8 million in scholarships to hundreds of students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their education and encouraged the most promising scholars to enter or remain in the industrial hygiene profession. For more information on AIHF, please contact Laurie Mutdosch, AIHF's Manager, at with any questions.