The 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) wrapped up its six-day educational event with the induction of a new American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) leader. Christine A.D. Lorenzo, CIH, a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety and occupational health manager for federal and state operations, was conferred as president of the international professional society, which represents 10,000 OEHS professionals from around the world.
Lorenzo noted that during her tenure, she plans to elevate the global conversation on worker health by developing new and nurturing existing relationships with IH and OEHS organizations around the world, which will result in greater tangible benefit to AIHA members and other professionals practicing internationally. She is also keen to work on getting more K-12 and college-university students energized about the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities.
“We are a strong, vibrant, financially sound, member-focused, well-regarded and recognized association,” said Lorenzo, who works with leaders throughout OSHA Region VIII to establish consistent and credible enforcement programs and provides strategic leadership and direction in implementing enforcement operations. “AIHA is fortunate to have so many members with strong altruistic beliefs, dedicated to protecting worker health. I am sincerely grateful to our past leadership and to our membership, and I'm excited about our future.”
Lorenzo brings an impressive resume of professional experience and achievements to the helm of the organization. The Denver resident served as the AIHce 2014 conference co-chair and received the Rocky Mountain Section’s 2005 Industrial Hygienist of the Year Award.
Lorenzo’s term runs through AIHce 2015, which will take place May 30 through June 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah.