Interesting to note recent leadership changes at the American Industrial Hygiene Association, in light of the group’s efforts (unsuccessful) in recent years to change its name, and the name of its annual conference, to something more diverse:

So much for “industrial” — only two of the nine individuals involved in changes at the board level and among top elected officials work in manufacturing. Three are consultants and two are professors.

Where’s “hygiene”? — President-elect Gayla McCluskey operates the consulting firm, Global Environmental Health Services, and Vice President Tom Grumbles is manager of product safety and occupational health for Sasol/CONDEA Vista Co. New board member Cathy Padolewski’s title at Advanced Lighting Technologies is manager of environment, health, and safety.

Crossover cometh — Three of the nine (new board member Kyle Dotson, McCluskey, and President Henry Lick) are Certified Safety Professionals as well as Certified Industrial Hygienists.

In addition, Michael Brandt of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the new treasurer-elect, and Thomas Hall, a University of Oklahoma assistant professor, is a new board member. Steven Levine of the University of Michigan becomes past president, and Terry Thedell, Sempra Energy, is secretary.