Corey Briggs named as AIHA Fellow
The NEAIHA Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Corey Briggs has been named as an AIHA Fellow by AIHA’s Awards Committee and Board of Directors.
Corey has been a long-time member of both AIHA and the New England Local Section, and has made significant contributions to both the IH profession and to our local section. Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, so we are very proud of Corey.
Corey will be honored, along with other 2013 AIHA Fellows, at this year’s AIHce in Montreal, during the General Session on Wednesday, May 22.Please join us in congratulating Corey on this special recognition.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Dec. 6 meeting in Woburn, MA. In addition to having three excellent presentations, our group collected 11 bags of non-perishable food and 10 boxes of safety/clean up/clothing supplies for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The goods were delivered on Saturday, December 15 to the Long Branch, New Jersey-Emergency Operations Center.
NEAIHA 2012 Executive Committee Election Results
Results are in! Members voted electronically on Memberclicks to approve Adrian Stanca as President Elect, Simona Holacsek as Director, and Theodor Heinrich as Director. Please join the Executive Committee in welcoming its newest members and wishing them success in their efforts to improve and expand the services NEAIHA provides to its members.
In addition, the following departing members are recognized for their service to NEAIHA: Paul Webb for his service in the Presidential role Amee Bhatt as Director, and Alexis Sablock as Interim Secretary.
NEAIHA Social at AIHce 2010 in
Continuing past tradition, NEAIHA had a social gathering on May 24, 2010 at
Strata Bar located in the Hyatt Regency where approximately 25 members
attended. A good time was had
by all. We will hopefully see
you next year at AIHce 2011 in
In Remembrance of Robert A. Weker
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Bob served as NEAIHA Secretary and will be greatly missed as a friend and colleague. He was ready to support our profession and members in every way. Bob contributed to the local section with a presence born both of long experience with industrial hygiene but also a well-lived life. The following Boston Globe article nicely describes the life and devotion Bob had towards his family and profession: http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/03/09/robert_weker_66_scientist_with_boundless_interests/
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In memory of Bob, the yearly student scholarship will be renamed the Robert Weker Memorial Scholarship. Please see the application for details.
NEAIHA Executive Committee
In Remembrance of Leonard D. Pagnatto, CIH
Leonard D. Pagnotto, 85 of Walpole and formerly of Medfield and Taunton, died September 21, 2009 in Caritas Norwood Hospital. He was the husband of the late Irene (Lacerte) Pagnotto, who died in 1980.
Mr. Pagnotto graduated from Clark University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science and received a Master of Science from Northeastern University in 1970.
Mr. Pagnotto worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years and retired as Director of the Division of Occupational Hygiene. Following retirement from the Commonwealth, he operated his own consulting firm for many years. He was New England Section Past President from 1969-1970. He received the Leslie Silverman Award and the Pioneer Award (1986) from the New England Section.
He enjoyed reading, traveling and woodworking and had many industrial hygiene stories and cases to tell. He will be remembered as a pioneer in the field of industrial hygiene by many.
NEAIHA Social at the 2009 Toronto AIHCE
As a follow-up to our very informal gathering in Minneapolis for the 2008 IH conference, NEAIHA had a more “organized” social gathering on June 1, 2009 at one of the lounges at the convention center hotel. Approximately 30 new and old faces attended the two hour social where a good time was had by all. Thanks to Corey Briggs, Andy Kalil, and Paul Webb for organizing this event. If folks are interested, a similar gathering can be organized for Denver in 2010.
Elizabeth Pullen and Charles Redinger Elected to the AIHA Board of Directors
New England AIHA’s President and President Elect recently sent Elizabeth Pullen and Charles Redinger congratulations on behalf of the Executive Committee and Membership on their recent success in the 2009 elections to the AIHA Board of Directors. We wished them success as they help lead AIHA and the industrial hygiene profession in this challenging time.
NEAIHA Makes Contribution to American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF)
At the recent AIHCE in Minneapolis, Corey Briggs, CIH, CET and NEAIHA President presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to Curtis Hintz on behalf of the local section.
NEAIHA’s Mike Walters Receives Recognition as an AIHA Fellow
The NEAIHA Executive Committee and membership wish to extend our congratulations to Mike Walters ScD, PE, CIH, QEP from Polaroid who was recently approved by the AIHA Board of Directors as an AIHA Fellow. Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene. Mike has been a longtime member of the local section and will be recognized at our June meeting at Anthony’s Pier Four.
NEAIHA at the Ballgame in Minneapolis
Some diehard Red Sox fans tried really hard but were not able to coax the Twins to beat the dreaded Yankees at one of the games held during AIHce in Minneapolis. Pictured are Cythia Lefave, Ed Levesque, Corey Briggs, and Bart Ellingsen.
NEAIHA and others
Celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Day at the
Massachusetts State House
NEAIHA wins prize for best Large Local Section Website!!
At the Philadephia AIHCE Local Sections Council business meeting on June 6, NEAIHA was awarded a $500 check and certificate for having the best website for large sections (>300 members).
Hats off to all who assisted in transforming our website!!
On May 10, 2007, NEAIHA’s Don Delikat and Corey Briggs (President and President-Elect, respectively) participated with representatives from ASSE, ACHMM, and The Construction Safety Institute in supporting North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week. Massachusetts State Senator Brian Joyce, responsible for sponsoring the proclamation recognizing NAOSH week, hosted the group at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA.
Pictured left to right are:
Mary Vogel ~ The Construction Safety Institute
Joe Fulliero ~ ASSE Greater Boston Chapter VP Government Affairs Elect ‘07-‘08
Massachusetts State Senator, Brian Joyce
Corey Briggs, CIH, CET ~ NEAIHA President-Elect ’07-‘08
David Crowley, CSP, CET, CHMM ~ ASSE Greater Boston Chapter VP Government Affairs ’06-‘07
Don Delikat, CIH ~ NEAIHA Section President ’06-‘07
Mary Ellen Doherty, CHMM ~ ACHMM New England Chapter President
At the March 15, 2007 meeting of the
Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Corey
Briggs (left), CIH,CET President-Elect of New England Section AIHA
(Sitting in for Don Delikat - President) and Remi Fluette, President of
the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers
formally adopted the Memorandum of Understanding that was recently
authorized by their representative National organizations. The NEAIHA and
the Greater Boston Chapter have developed a strong working relationship
over the years in actively supporting and promoting workplace safety and
health in the New England region.
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