The AIHA Fellows SIG​ is proud to host this program that features prominent experts in industrial hygiene who are prepared to lecture on recent research and new developments and topics of interest that affect workplace safety and the environment. The Distinguished Lecturers are d​​​rawn from the AIHA membership, they and their lectures have been reviewed thoroughly by a DL Review Team as to their quality and timeliness.

The Distinguished Lecturer (DL) list identifies experts within AIHA who are capable and willing to provide lectures in their area of expertise to the industrial hygiene community and to our outreach partners. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government, speaking about the most important topics in industrial hygiene. This program enables you to connect and learn from experts in the field of industrial hygiene, and to schedule a presentation at your local, regional or international meetings. Our AIHA Distinguished Lecturers will be ready to deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience.

The DL program is a modification and expansion of AIHA’s former “Speakers Bureau.” Individuals interested in becoming a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) must be an AIHA Member. If you are interested in applying to become a DL, please submit an application using the link below. Please note that all DLs must reapply every two years to help the AIHA ensure timeliness and quality of presentations and content. DL applications are accepted on a semi-annual basis every January 31 and July 31. All submissions are evaluated by the Fellows SIG Review committee, and notification of the review committee’s decision on applications received by the semi-annual deadline will be sent out in March and September.

Distinguished Lecturers and Presentations
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Corey W. Briggs, CIH, CET, FAIHA (Massachusetts)

Topic:

  • Freeze Frame - Focus on Health and Safety
  • Odd Ball Confined Spaces - How to Safety Assess and Conduct Entry
Bruce Donato, CSP, CHMM, CECD (Maryland)

Topics:

  • The New Construction Confined Space Standard Does Affect You!
  • OSHA's Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • EHS Urban Legends
Neil Feldscher, CIH, CSP, JD (New York)

Topics:

  • Toxic Substance Control: Now and the Future
  • Legal System Overview (and IH Interaction)
  • EH Professionals in Jail
  • The Environmental Side of Industrial Hygiene
Bernard Fontaine, CIH, CSP, FAIHA (New Jersey)

Topic:

  • The Business Case and Value of Occupational Health and Safety
  • The Silent Tsunami: Understanding Mental Health and Psychosocial Disorders in the Workplace
  • Human Factors as the Driver for Safety Management, Engineering and Risk Governance
  • Heat Stress Risk Assessment Model for Baseball and Softball Officials and Assignors
  • The Future of Work and the Reimagined Industrial Hygiene Profession
  • Health and Safety Issues in Natural Disasters
  • Business Case and Value of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Back to Work Safely During a Pandemic: Building Ventilation, Cleaning, and Environmental Testing
Rick Fulwiler, SCD, CIH, CSHM (Ohio)

Topics:

  • "Leadership Driven Excellence – Transformational Leadership Drives H&S Excellence"
  • People, Public Trust, Profit: Driving EHS Excellence and Competitive Advantage
Shawn G. Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH (Texas)

Topics:

  • Applied Research and Industry Sector Gap-Analysis to Prepare for Highly Infectious Diseases
  • Why Highly Hazardous Communicable Diseases Responses Need an Industrial Hygienist, and Preparing the Industrial Hygienist to Respond
  • Animal Agriculture and Zoonotic Disease Emergencies
Martin Harper, PhD, CIH (Florida)

Topic:

  • Aerosol Measurement Methods
Mike Harris, PhD, CIH (Louisiana)

Topic:

  • Welding: A​n Occupational Health Perspective
Michael Jayjock, PhD, CIH (Pennsylvania)

Topic:

  • Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment to Chemicals
Brad Jones, CIH, CHMM (Texas)

Topic:

  • Fighting the Risk of Worker Fatigue in a 24/7 Workplace
  • Occupational Exposure Banding: An IH Risk Assessment Approach in the Absence of an OEL
Mark Katchen, MS, MBA, CIH (California)

Topic:

  • Ethics for EHS Professionals
Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH, DABT (Colorado)

Topics:

  • Risk Assessment for Asbestos and Other Fibrous Minerals: Introduction to the Quantitative Methods
  • Asbestos and Nanoparticles: Using Benchmark Dose Methodology for Risk Assessment
  • Crash Course on Risk Assessment: Organic Agents, Metals, Nanoparticles
Liz Krivonosov, CIH, ROH (Ontario, Canada)

Topics:

  • Laser Generated Airborne Contaminant and Respiratory Protection
  • Biological Effects on Eyes and Skin from Lasers
Michael Larranaga, PhD, PE, CIH, CSP (Texas)

Topics:

  • Fluorinated Firefighting Foam - Risk vs. Reward in the Face of Environmental Concerns
  • The Future of Work – Managing the Chaos
  • Risk vs. Reward – Risky Behavior and Casinos of the Human Mind
NEW SPEAKER: Chris Laszcz-Davis, MS, CIH, COH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow (California)

Topic:

  • Total Worker Health: The ASSP Journey: Strategy to Engage and Effect Organizational Change
Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP (Florida)

Topics:

  • Business Continuity
  • Safety and Health in Sustainability
  • Metrics that Matter
Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, AIHAF (Ontario)

Topics:

  • COVID-19 Lessons for Occupational Hygienists
  • Global Challenges of Occupational Hygiene
Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA (Oklahoma)

Topics:

  • Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment​
Nancy M. McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM (Michigan)

Topics:

  • Industrial Hygiene Management
  • Growing IH/OH Competency Within Organizations
  • Risk Assessment and Control Banding
NEW SPEAKER: Deborah Imel Nelson, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

Topic:

  • Total Worker/Exposure/Health: Next Gen IH
NEW SPEAKER: Ron L. Pearson, MS, CIH, FAIHA (Minnesota)

Topic:

  • Banding in Industrial Hygiene
NEW SPEAKER: Kirk A. Phillips, Col (ret), USAF,BSC (Washington, DC)

Topic:

  • Total Worker/Exposure/Health: Next Gen IH
David Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP (Utah)

Topics:

  • SO YOU THINK YOUR WORKPLACE IS UNSAFE? Climbing Mount Everest as an EH&S Professional
  • Professional Ethics and the Practice of Industrial Hygiene
NEW SPEAKER: Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA (Colorado)

Topic:

  • What is Total Worker Exposure? How Does it Relate to Total Exposure Health and Total Worker Health?
Philip A. Smith, PhD, CIH (Utah)

Topic:

  • Detection in Real Time is Required to Assess Exposures for Fast-Acting Stressors
Jerome E. Spear, CSP, CIH, FAIHA (Texas)

Topic:

  • Welding Fume Exposure Factors
John P. Springston, CIH, CSP, MS, FAIHA (New York)

Topics:

  • Legionella in Building Water Systems
  • Mold Clearance Testing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Donald Weekes, CIH, CSP (Ottawa)

Topics:

  • Industrial Hygiene, IQ AND IEQ – Case Studies
  • ACGIH White Paper Ventilation for Industrial Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Spore Trap Air Sampling for Mold: Limitations and FAQ’s