The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) honored COEH Advisory Committee member and UC Berkeley alumnus Richard Hirsh, CIH, MPH, with the Fellow Award at its annual AIHce conference in May 2011 held in Portland, Oregon.
"You can be proud that your accomplishments are recognized by your peers as outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession," AIHA president Michael Brandt wrote in his announcement to Hirsh. Only five percent of AIHA's 10,700 members qualify for the honor of Fellow.
In July 2011, Hirsh was honored a second time with the Dr. Christine Einert Award from the Northern California Section of the AIHA (AIHA-NCS) for his exceptional contributions to the Association. Hirsh is the founder and leader of the AIHA-NCS's Developing World Outreach Initiative, which strives to increase occupational health and safety capacity in the developing world.
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
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