- Alexis Aiello
- Megan Schink
- Matt Kovach
- Shannon O'Brien
- Elizabeth Fernandez
- Troy Eustace
- Jared Smith
- Benjamin Weilerstein
New member - Alpine EHS, LLC - Chris Koslin is a BCSP Certified Safety Professional and an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for the construction industry, a HSI First Aid/ CPR trainer, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and a Georgia Level 1 stormwater trainer with 18 years in the EHS field. He holds Masters degrees in both Sustainability, and Occupational Health and Safety with a concentration in Environmental Management. He is also a disabled Airborne Infantry veteran.
New member - Alpine EHS, LLC - Catherine Crott is an industrial hygienist with a CIH certification, BCSP Certified Safety Professional. She has experience with a wide variety of industrial hygiene and safety topics, including noise, ergonomics, confined space, respiratory protection, and asbestos. Catherine is an AHERA certified management planner, supervisor, and inspector, as well as NIOSH 582 certified. She is currently in her last semester of her Masters of Science in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Technical University.
New member - Julia Badamo - Student at Ohio University with upcoming graduation in April 2022 with a degree in Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Safety, as well as a minor in Environmental Health Science. During Julia's 2021 summer internship she gained valuable experience in the field with Vertiv as a Health and Safety Intern. She am looking forward to start her career in this great field and joining the IH community professionally.
New member - Fred McGuigan, MS, CIH - Risk Assessment Services, LLC - Fred has spent over 35 years in industrial hygiene after graduating from University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health in 1983. Experience includes work with private industry, universities, and government (military) in six different states. Has returned to Pittsburgh and is starting a consulting business with wife Nina. Primary focus is on workplace assessments.
New member - Meghan Swanson, Ph.D., CIH has over 18 years of safety industry experience developing personal protective equipment and gas detection instrumentation. Her expertise in the generation and verification of precise gas mixtures led to development of the MSA Optimair TL PAPR and MSA XCell catalytic bead sensor, and she was recognized as the 2021 Inventor of the Year by the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association. Meghan received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Other new members who have recently joined the Pittsburgh AIHA include:
According to the architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller, in 1900 the amount of knowledge doubled every 100 or so years. By the mid 1940s, it was every 25 years. Now it’s approximately every 12 months, and with increased computing power and artificial intelligence, the amount of knowledge may soon double every 12 hours. That puts a lot of pressure on humans, many of whom get twitchy when their iPhone update moves the search bar from the top of the screen to the bottom, to keep up.
Read this article shared by Pgh. AIHA Member Frank Pokrywka and published in The Chronicle of Higher Education here: Link to Article