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Lawrence D. Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence D. Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence D. Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE Chief Executive Officer

Larry Sloan has served as CEO for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since October 2016. Prior to this, he served as CEO for seven years at SOCMA, a trade association representing the interests of the US specialty chemical industry. Larry started his non-profit career at the Adhesive and Sealant Council, a trade association representing adhesive and sealant manufacturers, and was promoted to his first CEO role there in January 2005. He led this group for five years. Larry began his career as a chemical engineer at Air Products and later worked for Nalco Chemical Company in marketing, manufacturing, and sales capacities. Larry earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and later graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned his MBA. For more than 20 years Larry has been an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In 2006, he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and in 2021 he was appointed a Fellow (FASAE). He has spoken at various non-profit community events over the years, hosted by ASAE, CESSE (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives), and others. Prior volunteer leadership roles include serving on the ASAE Research Committee (chair in 2020); as board member (chair in 2012) of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations; as board member of the Société de Chemie Industrielle; as an executive committee member of the Science History Institute’s Joseph Priestly Society; and as board member of the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Larry Sloan has served as CEO for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since October 2016. Prior to this, he served as CEO for seven years at SOCMA, a trade association representing the interests of the US specialty chemical industry. Larry started his non-profit career at the Adhesive and Sealant Council, a trade association representing adhesive and sealant manufacturers, and was promoted to his first CEO role there in January 2005. He led this group for five years. Larry began his career as a chemical engineer at Air Products and later worked for Nalco Chemical Company in marketing, manufacturing, and sales capacities. Larry earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and later graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned his MBA. For more than 20 years Larry has been an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In 2006, he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and in 2021 he was appointed a Fellow (FASAE). He has spoken at various non-profit community events over the years, hosted by ASAE, CESSE (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives), and others. Prior volunteer leadership roles include serving on the ASAE Research Committee (chair in 2020); as board member (chair in 2012) of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations; as board member of the Société de Chemie Industrielle; as an executive committee member of the Science History Institute’s Joseph Priestly Society; and as board member of the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Larry Sloan has served as CEO for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since October 2016. Prior to this, he served as CEO for seven years at SOCMA, a trade association representing the interests of the US specialty chemical industry. Larry started his non-profit career at the Adhesive and Sealant Council, a trade association representing adhesive and sealant manufacturers, and was promoted to his first CEO role there in January 2005. He led this group for five years. Larry began his career as a chemical engineer at Air Products and later worked for Nalco Chemical Company in marketing, manufacturing, and sales capacities. Larry earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and later graduated from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he earned his MBA. For more than 20 years Larry has been an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In 2006, he earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, and in 2021 he was appointed a Fellow (FASAE). He has spoken at various non-profit community events over the years, hosted by ASAE, CESSE (Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives), and others. Prior volunteer leadership roles include serving on the ASAE Research Committee (chair in 2020); as board member (chair in 2012) of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations; as board member of the Société de Chemie Industrielle; as an executive committee member of the Science History Institute’s Joseph Priestly Society; and as board member of the Chemical Educational Foundation.

OEHS Gains Visibility: AIHA Responds with Public-Facing Worker Health and Safety Programs, Partnerships and Resources The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrust occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals (also known as occupational hygienists) into the spotlight. COVID provided a ‚Äúperfect storm‚ÄĚ opportunity for the profession to showcase its expertise in respiratory protection and other control strategies to help employers protect their workers from COVID. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, immediately responded to the pandemic by developing a wide range of knowledge products that distill the complexities of the science into terminology the lay person understands, while also communicating the value OEHS professionals bring to the table. Back to Work Safely In 2020 as the pandemic was unfolding, AIHA launched its ‚ÄúBack to Work Safely‚ÄĚ initiative, which consists of a series of free guidance documents created for 27 different industry sectors populated by small businesses.¬† Each document includes practical recommendations designed to help a non-scientific audience understand clear and actionable steps to take to mitigate the risk of airborne transmitted viruses like COVID ‚Äď from the perspectives of the employer, the employee, and the customer/supplier/contractor who may visit a facility.¬† Guidance is based on the NIOSH hierarchy of controls and recommends a ‚Äúlayered‚ÄĚ approach to reducing risk in the workplace.¬† This may include a mix of engineering controls (e.g., increased ventilation and air filtration), administrative controls (e.g., staggered work shifts), and personal protective equipment (e.g., respirators and gloves).¬† They are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.backtoworksafely.org. AIHA also has developed other resources specifically for OEHS professionals. These include the recently updated 2nd edition of AIHA‚Äôs Role of the IH in a Pandemic, available for free on AIHA‚Äôs website, and a new PDF-based interactive COVID Exposure Assessment Tool (CEAT). Other guidance documents (available in English and Spanish) covering such topics as cleaning/disinfection protocols, real-time detection equipment, and more can be downloaded from the AIHA website.

OEHS Gains Visibility: AIHA Responds with Public-Facing Worker Health and Safety Programs, Partnerships and Resources The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrust occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals (also known as occupational hygienists) into the spotlight. COVID provided a ‚Äúperfect storm‚ÄĚ opportunity for the profession to showcase its expertise in respiratory protection and other control strategies to help employers protect their workers from COVID. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, immediately responded to the pandemic by developing a wide range of knowledge products that distill the complexities of the science into terminology the lay person understands, while also communicating the value OEHS professionals bring to the table. Back to Work Safely In 2020 as the pandemic was unfolding, AIHA launched its ‚ÄúBack to Work Safely‚ÄĚ initiative, which consists of a series of free guidance documents created for 27 different industry sectors populated by small businesses.¬† Each document includes practical recommendations designed to help a non-scientific audience understand clear and actionable steps to take to mitigate the risk of airborne transmitted viruses like COVID ‚Äď from the perspectives of the employer, the employee, and the customer/supplier/contractor who may visit a facility.¬† Guidance is based on the NIOSH hierarchy of controls and recommends a ‚Äúlayered‚ÄĚ approach to reducing risk in the workplace.¬† This may include a mix of engineering controls (e.g., increased ventilation and air filtration), administrative controls (e.g., staggered work shifts), and personal protective equipment (e.g., respirators and gloves).¬† They are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.backtoworksafely.org. AIHA also has developed other resources specifically for OEHS professionals. These include the recently updated 2nd edition of AIHA‚Äôs Role of the IH in a Pandemic, available for free on AIHA‚Äôs website, and a new PDF-based interactive COVID Exposure Assessment Tool (CEAT). Other guidance documents (available in English and Spanish) covering such topics as cleaning/disinfection protocols, real-time detection equipment, and more can be downloaded from the AIHA website.

OEHS Gains Visibility: AIHA Responds with Public-Facing Worker Health and Safety Programs, Partnerships and Resources The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrust occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals (also known as occupational hygienists) into the spotlight. COVID provided a ‚Äúperfect storm‚ÄĚ opportunity for the profession to showcase its expertise in respiratory protection and other control strategies to help employers protect their workers from COVID. AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, immediately responded to the pandemic by developing a wide range of knowledge products that distill the complexities of the science into terminology the lay person understands, while also communicating the value OEHS professionals bring to the table. Back to Work Safely In 2020 as the pandemic was unfolding, AIHA launched its ‚ÄúBack to Work Safely‚ÄĚ initiative, which consists of a series of free guidance documents created for 27 different industry sectors populated by small businesses.¬† Each document includes practical recommendations designed to help a non-scientific audience understand clear and actionable steps to take to mitigate the risk of airborne transmitted viruses like COVID ‚Äď from the perspectives of the employer, the employee, and the customer/supplier/contractor who may visit a facility.¬† Guidance is based on the NIOSH hierarchy of controls and recommends a ‚Äúlayered‚ÄĚ approach to reducing risk in the workplace.¬† This may include a mix of engineering controls (e.g., increased ventilation and air filtration), administrative controls (e.g., staggered work shifts), and personal protective equipment (e.g., respirators and gloves).¬† They are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.backtoworksafely.org. AIHA also has developed other resources specifically for OEHS professionals. These include the recently updated 2nd edition of AIHA‚Äôs Role of the IH in a Pandemic, available for free on AIHA‚Äôs website, and a new PDF-based interactive COVID Exposure Assessment Tool (CEAT). Other guidance documents (available in English and Spanish) covering such topics as cleaning/disinfection protocols, real-time detection equipment, and more can be downloaded from the AIHA website.

OEHS Careers.org The OEHS industry response to COVID has provided an opportune time for students and employers to witness the critical work that these mission-driven, essential professionals provide. As a result, AIHA launched OEHSCareers.org with free resources for students, teachers, and career counselors interested in learning more about this dynamic profession. The site features videos of young professionals discussing their jobs as well as a list of universities that offer a degree in OEHS. Included is reference to AIHA‚Äôs IH Professional Pathway program, an innovative resource that helps guide young professionals through the various stages of an OEHS career. And, for the younger students, AIHA‚Äôs IH Heroes initiative, a comic book style program that includes a web-based ‚Äúsmart‚ÄĚ game, introduces the professional to students in a fun, educational manner.

OEHS Careers.org The OEHS industry response to COVID has provided an opportune time for students and employers to witness the critical work that these mission-driven, essential professionals provide. As a result, AIHA launched OEHSCareers.org with free resources for students, teachers, and career counselors interested in learning more about this dynamic profession. The site features videos of young professionals discussing their jobs as well as a list of universities that offer a degree in OEHS. Included is reference to AIHA‚Äôs IH Professional Pathway program, an innovative resource that helps guide young professionals through the various stages of an OEHS career. And, for the younger students, AIHA‚Äôs IH Heroes initiative, a comic book style program that includes a web-based ‚Äúsmart‚ÄĚ game, introduces the professional to students in a fun, educational manner.

OEHS Careers.org The OEHS industry response to COVID has provided an opportune time for students and employers to witness the critical work that these mission-driven, essential professionals provide. As a result, AIHA launched OEHSCareers.org with free resources for students, teachers, and career counselors interested in learning more about this dynamic profession. The site features videos of young professionals discussing their jobs as well as a list of universities that offer a degree in OEHS. Included is reference to AIHA‚Äôs IH Professional Pathway program, an innovative resource that helps guide young professionals through the various stages of an OEHS career. And, for the younger students, AIHA‚Äôs IH Heroes initiative, a comic book style program that includes a web-based ‚Äúsmart‚ÄĚ game, introduces the professional to students in a fun, educational manner.

Commit To C.A.R.E.: A Global Partnership As a result of its Back to Work Safely initiative, in early 2021 AIHA received its first grant under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop additional guidance for various end-user industry segments. AIHA partnered with IBEC, The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium, to launch Commit To C.A.R.E. (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Equity).  This public education initiative offers various free tools and resources to help employers mitigate the spread of airborne transmissible viruses in the workplace. They recommend numerous engineering and administrative strategies, as well as respiratory protection protocols for high and low-risk workers. Leading health organizations, including the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH), the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), National Safety Council, ABSA International, and Indoor Air Quality Association Australia, among others, are calling on employers and their employees to commit to adopting various risk mitigation efforts that control the spread of COVID-19 variants in the workplace.

Commit To C.A.R.E.: A Global Partnership As a result of its Back to Work Safely initiative, in early 2021 AIHA received its first grant under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop additional guidance for various end-user industry segments. AIHA partnered with IBEC, The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium, to launch Commit To C.A.R.E. (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Equity).  This public education initiative offers various free tools and resources to help employers mitigate the spread of airborne transmissible viruses in the workplace. They recommend numerous engineering and administrative strategies, as well as respiratory protection protocols for high and low-risk workers. Leading health organizations, including the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH), the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), National Safety Council, ABSA International, and Indoor Air Quality Association Australia, among others, are calling on employers and their employees to commit to adopting various risk mitigation efforts that control the spread of COVID-19 variants in the workplace.

In conclusion, AIHA is dedicated to developing more educational resources, campaigns, and partnerships that bring awareness to the value of OEHS professionals internationally. To learn more, visit www.aiha.org.

In conclusion, AIHA is dedicated to developing more educational resources, campaigns, and partnerships that bring awareness to the value of OEHS professionals internationally. To learn more, visit www.aiha.org.

In conclusion, AIHA is dedicated to developing more educational resources, campaigns, and partnerships that bring awareness to the value of OEHS professionals internationally. To learn more, visit www.aiha.org.

The infographic details ALGA’s commitment to support their member community and the wider industry by drawing on ALGA's vision to lead the world in the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater. With over 2000 members across Australasia and a strong partner community, ALGA offers specialists and professionals working in the contaminated land and groundwater sector an opportunity to be part of an established and growing network that is made up of 10 Specialist Interest Groups and 14 branches. Visit www.landandgroundwater.com to join as a member or to register for one of ALGA's events, webinars or training opportunities.

The infographic details ALGA’s commitment to support their member community and the wider industry by drawing on ALGA's vision to lead the world in the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater. With over 2000 members across Australasia and a strong partner community, ALGA offers specialists and professionals working in the contaminated land and groundwater sector an opportunity to be part of an established and growing network that is made up of 10 Specialist Interest Groups and 14 branches. Visit www.landandgroundwater.com to join as a member or to register for one of ALGA's events, webinars or training opportunities.

The infographic details ALGA’s commitment to support their member community and the wider industry by drawing on ALGA's vision to lead the world in the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater. With over 2000 members across Australasia and a strong partner community, ALGA offers specialists and professionals working in the contaminated land and groundwater sector an opportunity to be part of an established and growing network that is made up of 10 Specialist Interest Groups and 14 branches. Visit www.landandgroundwater.com to join as a member or to register for one of ALGA's events, webinars or training opportunities.

The Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) has been supporting the contaminated land and groundwater industry and the professionals working in the sector for more than 15 years. ALGA has recently released its updated strategic plan in the form of an infographic to its members, which they have also shared with us for this edition of The Filter.

The Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) has been supporting the contaminated land and groundwater industry and the professionals working in the sector for more than 15 years. ALGA has recently released its updated strategic plan in the form of an infographic to its members, which they have also shared with us for this edition of The Filter.

The Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) has been supporting the contaminated land and groundwater industry and the professionals working in the sector for more than 15 years. ALGA has recently released its updated strategic plan in the form of an infographic to its members, which they have also shared with us for this edition of The Filter.