AIHA to Present 28th Annual Smyth Award

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) recently announced the 2009 recipient of the Henry F. Smyth Jr. Award. John R. Mulhausen, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, will be recognized at the 2009 Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene (PCIH) being held Oct. 3-6 in Vancouver, Canada. AIHA's Academy of Industrial Hygiene hosts the conference.

"It is a great honor to present this award to Dr. Mulhausen on behalf of the Academy," said Jaswant Singh, Ph.D., CIH, Academy president. "His dedication to promoting the industrial hygiene profession through his research and many achievements, especially in the area of exposure assessment strategies and statistics, has earned great respect from his peers."

Mulhausen, an AIHA Fellow, is the Director of Corporate Safety and Industrial hygiene at 3M. He received his BA in chemistry from St. Olaf College followed by an MS and a Ph.D. in environmental health from the University of Minnesota. Mulhausen is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Mulhausen is a member of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Board of Scientific Counselors; the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Board; the University of Minnesota Industrial Hygiene Advisory Forum; the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee; the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society; and the AIHA Upper Midwest Section. He was the 2002 recipient of the AIHA Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award.

"I am humbled by this honor," Mulhausen said. "We all rely on collaborations with current partners and the previous work of those that have contributed before us, but I am particularly blessed to be surrounded by people that continually teach me, challenge me, and support me--at home, at 3M, at the University of Minnesota, and at AIHA. It has been, and continues to be, a wonderful, rich, and rewarding adventure."

The Academy established the Henry F. Smyth Jr. Award in 1981 and presents it to an individual who has recognized the needs of the industrial hygiene profession and made major contributions, thereby contributing to the improvement of the public's welfare. Henry F. Smyth Jr. was a dedicated teacher and productive researcher whose projects enhanced the profession.

For more information, visit

Product Showcase

  • The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus is a simple-to-use, portable multi gas detector that runs continuously for three years without being recharged or routinely calibrated after its initial charge and calibration during manufacturing. The detector reliably tests a worksite’s atmosphere for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen and combustible gases (LEL). Its durability enables the detector to withstand the harshest treatment and environments, hence earning it an IP 68 rating. The MGC Simple Plus is also compatible with a variety of accessories, such as the GCT External Pump. Visit for more information. Read More

  • Safety Knives

    The Safety Knife Company has developed a quality range of safety knives for all industries. Designed so that fingers cannot get to the blades, these knives will safely cut through cardboard, tape, strapping, shrink or plastic wrap or a variety of other packing materials. Because these knives have no exposed blades and only cut cardboard deep, they will not only protect employees against lacerations but they will also save product. The Metal Detectable versions have revolutionary metal detectable polypropylene knife bodies specifically for the food and pharmaceutical industries. This material can be detected and rejected by typical detection machines and is X-ray visible. Read More

  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker WBGT Monitoring for Workplace Safety

    Ensure safety with the Kestrel® 5400 Heat Stress Tracker, the go-to choice for safety professionals and endorsed by the Heat Safety & Performance Coalition. This robust, waterless WBGT meter is ideal for both indoor and outdoor environments, offering advanced monitoring and data logging essential for OSHA compliance. It features pre-programmed ACGIH guidelines and alert settings to quickly signal critical conditions. Integrated with the cloud-based Ambient Weather Network, the 5400 allows managers to view, track, and log job site conditions remotely, ensuring constant awareness of potential hazards. Its capability for real-time mobile alerts and remote data access promotes proactive safety management and workplace protection, solidifying its role as a crucial tool in industrial hygiene. Read More