Mark Finn Elected Chair of American Board of Industrial Hygiene

ABIH’s New Chair, Mark Finn, Leads New Slate of ABIH Directors


WEBWIRE – Monday, January 28, 2013

Mark Finn, PhD, CIH, has been elected Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).  Dr. Finn has served on the Board since 2010.  He is a Principal Consultant with ENVIRON International, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm.  Dr. Finn earned his PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Illinois Chicago, where he also serves as an adjunct professor.  He has over 30 years of occupational health, safety, product stewardship, and emergency management experience with industry and government.  Dr. Finn succeeds Lydia Renton, CIH, ROH who is rotating off the Board after four years of service.

“ABIH continues to be globally recognized as the leader in the certification of industrial hygiene (IH) professionals, and promoting the ethical practice of IH,” stated Dr. Finn. “The current fiscal and organizational strengths of ABIH are indicative of the excellent contributions of former Boards and CIHs over the past 53 years. ABIH will continue to focus on maintaining and improving the existing certification processes, attracting more young professionals into IH, developing more mutually-beneficial relationships with Universities, and collaborating with organizations throughout the world to encourage robust certification processes. This focus is already showing results as, even in a difficult economic climate, the number of CIHs increased in 2012!”

Dr. Finn will lead a slate of ABIH Directors that includes two new CIH Directors, and eight returning Directors. The new Board will be officially installed at the conclusion of the March 2013 Board meeting. Each CIH Director serves a four-year term. The Public Director serves a two-year term.

The new CIH Directors include:

The eight continuing Directors are:

Two Directors have completed their service and will leave the Board in March 2013. They are:

 
ABIH offers the premier certification in the world for occupational hygienists, the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). These are professionals dedicated to protecting the health and safety of the workforce and our communities. Earning the CIH requires that candidates meet rigorous education and experience requirements, pass an examination, and recertify every five years by fulfilling certification maintenance requirements designed to enhance the ongoing knowledge and skills of the CIH. Globally, there are approximately 6700 CIHs.



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