The mission of the committee is to provide a forum on current and emerging toxicology issues relevant to industrial hygiene, and to provide information, interpretation and education with respect to these issues.
Goal 1: Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate to occupational and environmental health professionals information relevant to evaluation and interpretation of toxicology data.
Objective #1: Discuss and act on toxicology issues.
Objective #2: Provide education and training on toxicology issues.
Goal 2: Identify and respond to toxicology issues.
Objective #1: Identify, evaluate, and comment on the toxicological aspects of proposed legislation, regulations, and standards.
Books and Book Chapters
The Toxicology Committee is currently updating Toxicology
Principles for the Industrial Hygienist, first published in 2008. The updated version is expected to be
published in 2017. A description of the
book is as follows: AIHA's Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist,
the most comprehensive toxicology reference, is written by industry experts
specifically for the industrial hygienist. Emphasis is on basic principles and
case studies that relate to the working environment. This book is recommended
for classroom text as well as a professional resource.
Members of the Toxicology Committee authored the
"Occupational Toxicology" chapter in The Occupational Environment: Its
Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd Edition.
The Toxicology Committee, along with AIHA's Construction
Committee is developing the white paper, "Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Criteria for New Construction."
AIHce Professional Development Courses (PDCs)
The Toxicology Committee is currently developing two PDCs
for AIHce 2018 – "Introduction to Toxicology" and "New
Developments in Respiratory Toxicology."
Comments on Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels (WEELs)
On an ongoing basis, the Toxicology Committee provides
comments on draft WEELs. For example, we
have provided comments on HFO-1336mzz(Z) and Nitroguanidine.
In September 2016, the Toxicology Committee presented
"Episode 2: Principles of Toxicology" as part of a CIH Prep Webinar
Series sponsored by the Students and Early Career Professionals Committee.
HISTORY and AWARDS
AIHce Round Tables
AIHA Fellows from Toxicology Committee
Michael S. Bisesi, PhD, CIH
Michael A. Jayjock, PhD, CIH
Rodney R. Larson, PhD, CIH
William E. Luttrell, PhD, CIH
Gordon C. Miller, CIH, CHMM, CHCM, QEP
Kenneth R. Still, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Past Toxicology Committee Chairs