February 27, 2023

In Memoriam: Keith Tait

By Maharshi Mehta

The global occupational hygiene community has lost a great professional and a caring friend. Keith Tait passed away on February 9, 2023. He is survived by his daughter.

Keith Tait
Keith Tait

For more than 25 years, Keith traveled globally, promoting occupational hygiene while working at Pfizer. He was an active member of AIHA’s Exposure Assessment and International Affairs Committees and championed the control banding approach. He served as a faculty member at AIHA’s first Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Program in India. Keith was also instrumental in supporting India’s first master’s program in industrial hygiene. He visited India and other countries several times to conduct training programs. Keith also served as a president of AIHA’s Metro New York Local Section. In 1998 he was recognized as the local section’s outstanding member.

Keith cared so much for everyone who crossed his path. He will be remembered by his many friends and colleagues for his generous spirit, fiery intellect, and passion for our profession.

Maharshi Mehta, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, is vice chair of AIHA’s International Affairs Committee.