Environmental Issues Committee

The mission of the committee is to assemble, evaluate and disseminate to Occupational and Environmental professionals, information and training on protecting community health and the environment, on developing environmental management systems and on complying with environmental regulations.


Rachel Carson Award

The AIHA Environmental Issues Committee welcomes nominations for its 2018 Rachel Carson Award from all interested parties through February 28, 2018. The award is presented to those EH&S persons who have achieved outstanding success and distinction in their EH&S business, profession or life’s work. 

The nominee(s) and the nominator(s) do not have to be members of AIHA. Please send your nominations to Georgi Popov

Past Winners of the Rachel Carson Award

  • 2017: Michael Yost

  • 2016: Joan Plisko, PhD

  • 2015: Environmental Health Coalition

  • 2013: Ecojustice Canada

  • 2012: J. Thomas Pierce, PhD, CIH, DABT

  • 2011: No award

  • 2010: Garrett Brown, CIH  and the Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network (MHSSN)

  • 2009: Alliance for Chemical Safety

  • 2008: Roy Deitchman, CIH, MS

  • 2007: James L. Unmack, CIH, CSP, PE

  • 2006: Anthony B. Diaz, ANCDF Employees TEACH Team, and Westinghouse Anniston

  • 2005: Gildardo Acosta Ruiz, MS

  • 2004: S. Katherine Hammond, PhD, CIH

  • 2003: Cathy Walker and the Canadian Auto Workers Union Health Safety and Environmental Department

  • 2002: Jonathan Crawford and Joseph Golden