Whether our scientists were presenting at national conferences, authoring papers for leading scientific publications or simply giving back to their local communities, 2015 was quite the year for CTEH®. Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Welcoming New Members to the Team: This year, CTEH® welcomed Ray Meyer, Cmdr. (Ret.) Joseph Leonard, Hank Garcia, Sergio Pallavicini and John Temperilli to our response team.
- Appointing Higg as Director of TERP: In September, Allen “Higg” Higginbotham, REM, was named director of the Toxicology Emergency Response Program. Congratulations, Higg!
- Congratulating Cole Ledbetter: Cole Ledbetter—our central region industrial hygiene manager—is now a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) as recognized by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Find out more about the CIH
- Educating the Public about Heat Related Illness: This summer, Dan Christensen, CIH, CSP—our director of industrial hygiene services—shared his knowledge with Arkansas television stations about how to avoid heat illness. Read more here.
- Highlighting Dr. Kelly Scribner’s Research: While at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition, Dr. Scribner presented her abstract on mercury contamination, which she co-authored with CTEH®’s Dr. John Kind and Jason Callahan.
- Marking 365 Days of Safety: In July, CTEH® celebrated 365 days without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable. See the photos.
- Celebrating Don Linville: Don Linville, CIH, FAIHA, one of our mid-Atlantic regional industrial hygiene managers, was one of 13 individuals selected by the American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 Distinguished Lecturer.
- Presenting at the Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting: At the 54th Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting and ToxExpo, CTEH® toxicologists presented their research on occupational exposure limits (OELs) for hydrocarbon vapor mixtures emitted from Bakken and non-Bakken crude oil. Read more.
- Saluting a CTEH Hero: In April, Robert Wilkinson—an environmental project manager—received the first-ever CTEH® Safety Coin for his courageous actions on an interstate in Alabama.
- Attending the Clean Gulf Conference and Exhibition: CTEH® enjoyed attending the 25th Annual Clean Gulf Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans and sharing our insight with the spill preparedness and response community.
Check out insidecteh.com for more CTEH® highlights from 2015.