As AIHA celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014, the organization highlights the contributions of industrial hygienists who protect worker health around the world. The Thought Leaders Project captures the stories of several influential AIHA members. These stories, recorded live, offer snapshots of a profession and an association constantly adjusting to new challenges, new occupational hazards and new technologies for protecting workers. Each story will present a different perspective on the profession’s evolution and the efforts of industry leaders to navigate the changing field of industrial hygiene.
The Thought Leaders Project runs through the end of 2014.
April 2014: Chandra Gioiello, CIH
Chemical Regulatory Consultant
Industrial Health and Safety Consultants, Inc.
Chandra Gioiello, who has been working in the hazard communication area of industrial hygiene for over seven years, talks about what it means to grow up in a family of industrial hygienists and eventually become a second-generation IH.
“I think the interesting thing about my family is that my parents actually met each other at an AIHA conference in the ‘70s,” says Gioiello. “I was about 13 years old when we went to AIHce in San Francisco and it was my first time going there. So we would tend to arrange our family vacations around the AIHA conferences!”
Gioiello, who authors MSDS and labels and assists clients with their chemical regulatory needs, has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of New Haven. She has been active in her local section of AIHA, and is on multiple committees for the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. She is also a presenter and trainer on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals at various meetings on the local and national level.