OSHA's Fairfax to Receive Steiger Award

Other ACGIH award winners to be honored next week including MSHA toxicologist Michelle Schaper, Ph.D., and Duke University Medical Center Professor Dr. John M. Dement, Ph.D., CIH.

One of ACGIH®'s 2012 Awards recipients being honored at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Indianapolis is familiar to many OSH professionals and perhaps to employers who have been cited for violations. Richard E. Fairfax, CIH, deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, is the William Steiger Memorial Award recipient. Fairfax oversees OSHA's regional offices, its construction directorate, its enforcement programs, and the OSHA Training Institute.

The Steiger Memorial Award honors individuals from the social/political sphere whose efforts have contributed to advancements in occupational safety and health.

Other ACGIH award winners this year include:

  • Michelle M. Schaper, Ph.D., recipient of the Herbert E. Stokinger Award, which is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to industrial and environmental toxicology. She, too, is a U.S. Labor Department employee -- a toxicologist with the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Schaper served on the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances Committee from 1999 to 2007 and has served on the AIHA® Toxicology Committee.
  • Cara M. Mitchell, John J. Bloomfield Award recipient. It goes to a young industrial hygienist who addresses occupational health hazards primarily by doing fieldwork and demonstrates significant contribution to the profession. Mitchell is the EHS coordinator at SEM Products, Inc. in Rock Hill, S.C. and previously worked as a Health and Safety Compliance Officer for North Carolina OSHA.
  • Duke University Medical Center Professor Dr. John M. Dement, Ph.D., CIH, who will receive the Meritorious Achievement Award. Dement, a professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the school, served in the U.S. Public Health Service for 22 years, holding research and management positions for NIOSH and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The award he is receiving is given to members of ACGIH who have made outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene.

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