Toxicology Committee

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.
White Paper
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.
Educational Outreach
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.


  • PDC 402: OELs: Tools for Assessing Worker Health Risks
  • PDC 111: Hydraulic Fracturing – Toxicology Principles and OEH Exposure Considerations
  • PDC 420: Applying a hierarchy of Occupational Exposure Limits
  • PDC 423: Toxicology Strategies for Petroleum Industry Exposure Assessments
  • PDC 117: Toxicology of Chemical Agents that could put you on the TSA No-Fly List
  • PDC 416: Introduction to Industrial Toxicology
  • PDC 425: Setting OELs for Hydrocarbon Solvents: The Vaule and Use of RCP and GGVs
  • PDC 110: Introduction to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Materials (CBRN) Agents
  • PDC 421: Current Issues in Toxicology – An Update for Industrial Hygienists
  • PDC 412: Intermediate Industrial Toxicology
AIHce Round Tables
  • RT 236: Toxicological Challenges to the Derivation and Application of Occupational Exposure Levels (OELs)
  • RT 202: Approaches of Quantitative Exposure Reconstruction: From Biomonitoring to Modeling
  • RT 213: REACH is Here – Are You Ready?
  • RT 222: Toxicology of Engineered Nanoparticles: General Principles and Current Research
  • RT 201: Toxicology and Exposure Assessment Issues for Nanotechnology: An Update for IHs (Co-Sponsoring with Exposure Assessment and Nano WG)
  • RT 213: Indoor Mycotoxoins Update: IH Issues, Biomonitoring, Occupational Medicine
Synergist articles
  • June/July: Windows of Susceptibility. Do OELs Really Protect Workers from Reproductive and Developmental Effects?
  • September:  Hot Topics in Toxicology
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
2016                Robert Nocco
2015                Leslie Beyer
2014                Cindy Lynn Richard
2013                Saundra Harris
2012                Shivajee Sinha
2011                Warren Jederberg
2009-2010       Amy Madl
2008-2009       Jeffrey Church
2007-2008       Lonie Swenson
2006-2007       Coreen Robbins
2005                Cindy Lynn Richard
2004-2005       Monty Herr
2003-2004       Dale Krageschmidt
2002-2003       Kenneth Still
2001-2002       R. Wingo
2000-2001       Ross Jones
1993-2000       Michelle Schaper
1987-1999       W. Taylor