AIHA Recognizes Florida Local Section

Release No. SPR-13-0214-01

Kathryn Grandstaff, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700;

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 14, 2013) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is pleased to recognize the AIHA Florida Local Section for their dedication to the IH profession. The Florida Local Section has committed $25,000 to endow a scholarship in the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. The first scholarship from this endowment will be awarded in 2014.

Craig Kimmel, CIH, CSP, President of the Florida Local Section, noted, “As our local section surpasses the half century mark, we are proud to be able to continue to aid in the development of the IH profession with our commitment to the AIHF scholarship foundation. As an active section dedicated to fostering professional growth, we believe that this endowment will allow students to pursue rewarding and fulfilling careers in industrial hygiene.”

The AIHA Florida Local Section is one of 70 AIHA sections located throughout the United States and internationally. Since each region may have their own special concerns, the activities of one local section may vary from another. However, the purpose of each local section remains the same:

  • Protect the health and safety of workers and the community;
  • Increase knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety in a specific region;
  • Promote the profession and cooperate with government, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies;
  • Share a concern about the health of workers worldwide as well as the special concerns of your regional area.

The AIHF advances the IH profession by awarding scholarships for students in industrial hygiene and related disciplines. Since 1982, AIHF has distributed $1,380,000 to 484 students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines at 53 different schools and universities. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their education and have encouraged the most promising scholars to enter or remain in the industrial hygiene profession.

For information about the AIHA Local Sections or AIHF, please visit For further information, please contact Vicky Yobp at or 703-846-0769.

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Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia.