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 May 2014, when AIHA will celebrate 75 years of protecting worker health at AIHce 2014, the premier event for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.
March 2014: Perry Logan, PhD, CIH
Manager, Corporate Industrial Hygiene
3M EHS Operations
Perry Logan, past chair of AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee, talks about the importance of taking advantage of leadership opportunities.
Logan urges industrial hygienists to hone their leadership skills by getting involved in the AIHA Future Leaders Institute and the organization’s numerous technical committees. Logan states, "I’ve found that learning the technical skills is really important in this career but I’ve also found that having leadership skills is just as critical.”
Logan, who was the 2006 AIHA Kusnetz Award recipient, has provided leadership for the AIHA Future Leaders Institute, AIHA Fall Conference (formerly known as PCIH) and numerous scientific and technical symposia.