AIHA Announces the Recipient of 2020 President’s Award
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Release No. SPR-20-05-27
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 28, 2019) —The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is pleased to announce Perry W. Logan, Ph.D., CIH, as the recipient of the 2020 President’s Award. The President’s Award is given to an individual, task force, special interest group, or local section for outstanding contribution to efforts to achieve the mission of AIHA during the presidency year. The award will be presented in the Fall at the 2020 Virtual Mark of Excellence.
AIHA President Kathleen Murphy awarded the President’s Award to Dr. Logan for his contributions to AIHA and the profession of industrial hygiene (IH), including the academic study and application of leadership to IH roles. “Dr. Logan’s success can not only be attributed to his vast experience and technical knowledge,” said Murphy, “but also his ability to influence and inspire industrial hygienists to think outside the box and pursue continued learning.”
Dr. Logan’s research and dissertation work focused on developing objective professional judgment and assessment strategies to address cognitive biases in industrial hygiene decision making. His ideas have influenced the industrial hygiene community to think carefully about how professional judgment and experience may introduce bias into every-day decision-making. He also introduced key statistical concepts, including the use of Bayesian Decision Analysis, into the repertoire of tools available to industrial hygienists for analysis of exposure data. Dr. Logan has also contributed to technical writing of key references utilized widely by industrial hygienists today, including “A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures” and “Patty’s Industrial Hygiene” and his publications have been widely cited in papers and references related to exposure assessment and decision criteria.
Dr. Logan, currently the Global Director of Environment, Health, Safety, and Management at 3M Corporation, has served as the past president of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene Council (2012), past chair of the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee (2008-2009), and is a current member of the Leadership and Management Committee and the 2020 COVID-19 Re-Open America Guidelines group, resulting in the new AIHA Back to Work Safely ™ initiative.
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. AIHA provides comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.
More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic, and government sectors. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org.